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Chris Darden confirms he and Marcia Clark 'were more than friends'

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Christopher Darden is finally opening up about one of the questions raised by People v. O.J. Simpson: Did O.J. Simpson prosecutors Darden and Marcia Clark actually have romantic relationship, as seen in the multiple Emmy-winning FX series

“We were more than friends,” Darden recently told ET. “We were inseparable back then.” 

When he was asked to describe their relationship during the trial, Darden chose the word “fire.” “I don’t think fire is romantic. Fire is passion,” he said, adding the relationship never got physical. “I’m not a kisser. Kissing is intimate. Kissing is more intimate than sex.” 

In the past, both Darden and Clark have played coy about the nature of their relationship during the trial. Speaking to Vulture while the series was airing, Clark refused to comment, saying they “didn’t want to give that subject any traction.” 

Darden also applauded Sarah Paulson, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Clark in American Crime Story, for taking his former colleague as her date to the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday. “I thought that Sarah Paulson taking her to the Emmys was a first class act. I thought that was wonderful,” he said. 

The Ryan Murphy-executive produced series won a total of 9 Emmys. In addition to honors for Outstanding Limited Series and Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, who played Darden, won Outstanding Supporting Actor in Limited Series, while Courtney B. Vance won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his performance as Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran.