Mariska Hargitay sure knows how to tease her Law & Order co-star Christopher Meloni. The actress took to Instagram to playfully make fun of Meloni's bald head, referring to the 62-year-old as "Rapunzel." The photo showed Meloni wearing a blue shirt and a navy blue patterned tie, holding a pair of glasses.
Hargitay's post immediately caught the attention of her 2.7 million followers, who flooded the comments section with their reactions. One fan praised her captioning skills, calling her the "Caption Queen," while another laughed at Meloni's lack of hair.
In her Instagram post, Hargitay used hashtags that hinted they were filming for the Law & Order franchise. Meloni and Hargitay have been working together since 1999 on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where they portrayed the detective duo Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson. Although Meloni left the series in 2011, he returned in 2021 with his own spin-off series, Law & Order: Organized Crime. The two often make guest appearances on each other's shows.
In a 2021 interview with PEOPLE, Meloni and Hargitay spoke about their close bond and friendship. Hargitay described their first meeting as important and life-changing. Meloni shared how they instantly connected during their screen test, saying, "We're just so engaged."
During a chat with PEOPLE on the red carpet for the premiere of Law & Order's 24th season, Hargitay hilariously responded to being referred to as Meloni's "second wife" on Wikipedia, alongside his real wife of 27 years, Sherman Williams. She joked, "It's kind of right in a way, isn't it?" Hargitay playfully described herself as his wife, therapist, bestie, sister, and mother, highlighting their strong bond.
The playful banter between Hargitay and Meloni showcases their fun and lighthearted relationship both on and off-screen. As they continue to captivate audiences with their chemistry, fans eagerly await more of their hilarious interactions and heartfelt moments.