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Fulton County attorney Nathan Wade spoke out for the first time since being forced to resign as the top prosecutor in the Trump election interference case.

Wade again acknowledged his romance with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. He said he couldn’t suppress his feelings for Willis after she appointed him as lead prosecutor in November 2021.

“Workplace romances are as American as apple pie,” Wade told ABC News. “It happens to everyone. But it happened to the two of us.”

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Wade’s romance with Willis was revealed in his bitter divorce case from ex-wife Joycelyn Wade.

“I regret that that private matter became the focal point of this very important prosecution,” he told ABC News. “This is a very important case.”

“I hate that my personal life has begun to overshadow the true issues in the case.”

He also said he couldn’t avoid his feelings for Willis because his “feelings are so strong.”

“Absolutely, absolutely. I’ll concede that that could have been, an approach,” said Wade.

“But there again, when you are in the middle of it, these feelings are developing and you get to a point where the feelings are, are so strong that, you know, you start to want to do things that really are none of the public’s concern.”

Former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial continues in NYC. The trial is in the third week of an expected six weeks of testimony.