Fame is fleeting. A year ago, if Christopher Darden, the former O.J. Simpson prosecutor, had even glanced at a woman it would have made tabloid headlines. Now, he's been married for nearly a month, and the world's only just hearing about it. The woman's initials are M.C. but no, it's not who you think.

Back on Sunday, August 31--the day the world (and the world's press) was focused on Princess Diana's death--Darden married TV executive Marcia Carter, in her hometown of Vienna, Virginia.

Darden's spokeswoman Claudia de Llano could not say whether the marriage was planned or spontaneous, but it clearly took place One Hot Summer Night, which happens to be the title of the ABC TV-movie the neophyte actor will be seen in later this season. (He plays a disgruntled cop investigating a crime of passion). Nor could de Llano reveal how the couple met or the age of the bride.

Darden, 39, quit his job as a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney after Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. Like most everyone else involved in the notorious case, he wrote a book, In Contempt. It has been optioned as a movie by Paramount Pictures, but it's not known who will play Darden if the project does get made. However, it is unlikely to be the tall, bald, tense man himself, whose only other acting job was a brief cameo on CBS's feel-good Touched by an Angel.

Darden's book was revealing of his upbringing in Northern California, but discreet about his rumored romance with the other M.C.--fellow Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark. Darden has not been married before, but has two children by previous relationships and is currently involved in a child-custody dispute with Miki Gaut, mother of the youngest, four-month-old Tiffany.

It is also, reportedly, the first marriage for Carter, who is vice president and corporate controller at Rysher Entertainment, a Santa Monica-based television production and distribution company.

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