Back in 1999, two actors named Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni were cast as partners on the popular TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Little did they know that their on-screen partnership would turn into a real-life friendship that has stood the test of time.
Over two decades later, Hargitay and Meloni are still close friends. In fact, Hargitay is the godmother to Meloni's daughter. Their friendship was recently reignited when they reunited for a crossover event between Law & Order: SVU and its spinoff show, Law & Order: Organized Crime.
However, their partnership took a hit when Meloni abruptly left the series in 2011 due to contract negotiations. Hargitay admits that she was devastated by his departure. They had built the show together and shared many milestones, including getting married and having children.
Despite this setback, Hargitay and Meloni remained friends. As Meloni puts it, they simply picked up where they had left off whenever they saw each other. Their friendship was unique, full of laughter, and filled with love.
Meloni admires Hargitay's perspective on life and the way she engages with it. Her outlook has made him reconsider his own engagement with life. He finds it enviable and enjoyable to be around her.
So, after more than two decades, Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni continue to be close friends. Their connection goes beyond their on-screen partnership and is a testament to the power of genuine friendship in the world of showbiz.