|Are we really going there?|
This is how conversations usually go when people figure out I'm related to "that Darden":
--Are you related to the bald guy from the O.J. Trial?
--Wow. Do you think O.J. did it?
--So, did your dad hook up with Marcia Clark?
Since people seem to be interested in whether I know my father's sexual history, I ask them about who their parents slept with. Apparently people don't like to talk about their parents' sex lives because they change the conversation quick. LOL! Mind you, adults asked me this question even when I was a teenager.
I share this because people were impressed with how I responded to that question during the Access Hollywood interview. I'm used to it after 20+ years. Being older helps because I handle it better.
I'm glad my interview with Access Hollywood turned out so well and they gave me a space to share my story. Check me out around 2:15. I also touched upon the hardships my father and family faced.
This is my first national, television interview. For that reason, Access Hollywood holds a special place in my media heart. Like Sade once said, "It's never as good as the first time."
As for whether my father and Marcia were seeing each other, I asked my dad during a car ride around the time of the trial. He said no. In other interviews, he won't confirm or deny the rumors. I told Access Hollywood, "That's grown folks' business" because I was a kid at the time. And you know what? It's still none of my business.