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Marcia Clark Blushes, Plays Coy About Chris Darden Relationship

Did they or didn’t they?! O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark was the one in the hot seat during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres grilled the author about her past rumored romance with Chris Darden, who teamed up with her during Simpson’s 1995 trial over the Nicole Brown Simpson murder case.

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“You and Chris Darden … it seemed like — and I know you’re not going to confirm this — but it seemed like y’all had a relationship,” Ellen DeGeneres, 58, said during the interview, which airs on Thursday, March 17. “I don’t know if it ever went anywhere, but it seemed like he was in love with you. I mean, I don’t know how you felt about him, but he seemed to be in love with you.”

Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden
Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden confer during the O.J. Simpson murder trial on April 25, 1995.

Clark, 62, replied: “It didn’t seem that way to me.”

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Clark admitted that she and Darden did in fact share a sweet dance once, which was reenacted by actors Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown on the limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

“You didn’t feel [anything romantic]?” DeGeneres asked Thursday.

“No, I did not,” Clark said. “We were really partners. We were trenchmates. He wasn’t my second chair. A lot of times when you prosecute, you have a senior prosecutor and a junior prosecutor. It wasn’t like that. We were cocounsel and he was my partner and it was really — I can’t tell you how important it was to have him there. You’re smiling.”

Marcia Clark visits 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Marcia Clark visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’

“I’m smiling because, did y’all make out?” DeGeneres asked.

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“We danced,” Clark replied. “We did a take trip to the Bay Area.”

DeGeneres pressed for more. “Yeah. So you made out?”

Clark laughed, and sarcastically said: “This is going well.”

For more with Clark, and to find out what her last exchange with Simpson was, watch the video above!

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