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O.J. prosecutor Christopher Darden: Marcia Clark and I were 'more than friends'

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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It's taken over 20 years for Christopher Darden to break his silence about the O.J. Simpson trial, but now the truth can be told: He and fellow prosecutor Marcia Clark were "more than friends" during the 1994 case.

Wait, so there was a possible ClarkDen or DarClark out there, and we never got to mash up their names?

Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark
Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden at an event for The National Black Prosecutors Association in 1995.BlackImages Archives / Getty Images

As the now-60-year-old Darden told Entertainment Tonight on Monday, "We were inseparable back then."

But he remained slippery on the exact details (as lawyers tend to).

He said he "really can't remember the details," but is certain that they never kissed.

"I'm not a kisser," he said. "Kissing is intimate. Kissing is more intimate than sex."

That said, their connection was "fire," he said. Why? "Fire's passion," not "romantic."

Back in March, Clark also briefly touched on her relationship with Darden during the trial on "Ellen" and called them "trenchmates."

"He was my partner, and I can't tell you how important it was to have him there," she said."

Both the trial and its prosecutors have recently been in the headlines again, thanks to "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and its multiple Emmy wins Sunday (Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown, who played the prosecutors in the series, both took home awards).

And the Clark, 63, even attended the ceremony as Paulson's guest!

Sarah Paulson,  Marcia Clark
Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

But back to the ChrisMar we never got to hear about. Darden noted that they haven't talked in years, but he does have fond memories of her.

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"I think if I called her tomorrow we'd probably laugh our butts off," he said. "Talk about our kids and people and talk about how we miss some people from the trial."

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