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Who Is Marcia Clark's Ex-Husband? OJ Simpson's Trial Made Her Private Life Public


During a major trial, everyone involved is in the spotlight. The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story serves as a reminder of how difficult it is for lawyers to keep their professional lives separate from their personal lives. This was particularly true for Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor who was catapulted to national attention when she attempted to prove O.J. Simpson guilty of murder (he was ultimately acquitted on all charges). In the trailer for the show, actor Sarah Paulson as Clark is heard saying, "I'm not a public personality. I don't know how to do this." Clark couldn't have known when the case began how much of her life would become public, especially the events surrounding her divorce. Who is Marcia Clark's ex-husband? She actually had two.

Clark met her first husband at 18, according to The Washington Post. Gabriel Horowitz was a fellow UCLA student and a professional backgammon player. The two got married and ended up traveling to St. Tropez together, where Clark was photographed topless on the beach. After the two divorced, Horowitz's mother ended up selling a topless photo of Clark to the National Enquirer. After Clark's five-year marriage ended, she fell in love with a man five years older. Gordon Clark was her second husband, The Washington Post reported.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Prosecutor Marcia Clark tells Judge Lance Ito 07 September, that she is opposed to his plan to tell the jury that the former Los Angeles police Detective Mark Fuhrman was 'unavailable' to testify in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The prosecution will file an emergency appeal to challenge Judge Ito's decision. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)

Clark's childhood friend Roslyn Dauber told The Washington Post that the two seemed compatible:

Clark and Gordon had two children together, according to the Los Angeles Times. They were already getting divorced when Clark started working the Simpson case; their kids were only 3 and 5 years old in March 1995. Many details of their personal lives turned into public conversation fodder, and it took a toll on Clark. In a recent appearance on The View, Clark said she's watched episodes of American Crime Story and that, while she thinks the series is good, it's definitely hard to watch:

It would be difficult for anyone to see a topless photo of themselves or details of their divorce circulated for the nation to talk about. Having to live that pain twice would be unimaginably painful.