This has proven to be quite a year for those involved in the O.J. Simpson trial. Two critically-acclaimed miniseries were made about the events surrounding the trial in 2016. One of the two, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, won big at the Emmy Awards this past Sunday, taking home four major trophies, including ones for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, which went to Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown, respectively, for their portrayals of Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden.
The People v. O.J. Simpson took care in detailing the oft-rumored relationship of the prosecution team, allowing them to flirt comfortably, but halting the progress of romance with one very awkward exchange in the show’s seventh episode. (Read for yourself!) Even the real-life Marcia Clark avoided confirming any talk of her relationship with Darden when speaking with Ellen earlier this year. Did they? Didn’t they? It seemed as though we’d never know how the Ship of the Century played out.
But today, in an interview with ET, Christopher Darden broke his silence on his relationship with his co-prosecutor. The verdict? (Sorry.)
“We were more than friends,” Darden said, cautiously choosing his words. “We were inseparable back then.”
Pause for squeals.
When pressed on whether or not he’d ever tell the whole truth about the nature of their relationship, the 60-year-old lawyer said, “I think I have told the truth.”
“In lawyer land, a half truth is a truth,” he added.
While Darden says he “really can’t remember the details” of his time with Clark during the trial, he was insistent that the two never kissed, sharing, “I’m not a kisser. Kissing is intimate. Kissing is more intimate than sex.”
In a world where relationships are crumbling around us, it feels good to win one… even if this relationship was over more than 20 years ago.