Christopher Meloni has played detective Elliott Stabler on “Law & Order: SVU” since 1999. Mariska Hargitay, his co-star and partner in crime on the show, played detective Olivia Benson.
According to The Goal Cast, the two have been mistaken for a couple, although Meloni has his own companion in crime in real life. The co-stars do, however, enjoy a strong bond.
Doris Sherman Williams, an artist, is Meloni’s wife. According to Good House Keeping, the couple met on the set of a television show. Meloni was still in the process of landing his breakout role, while Williams was working as the set designer.
The actor allegedly rated the TV episode as “immensely forgettable,” but it will now be remembered forever thanks to his wife.
Meloni recalls Williams arriving on set on a motorcycle. Her short blonde hair and stylish eyeglasses drew his attention. “This I have to meet,” Meloni said in an interview. When Meloni had the guts to approach Williams, he discovered she had a boyfriend.
Years later, the pair reconnected in Los Angeles and began dating. Meloni and William were married on a beach in Malibu, California, in 1989.
According to Good House Keeping, the couple celebrated their wedding with a few drinks before Williams had to fly overseas for work. It had been a day of business and pleasure.
Meloni also allegedly admitted that their wedding did not take place at the ideal moment. The actor was still attempting to establish himself in the performing world, and his wife was constantly going in and out of the country.
Despite this, Meloni and Willaims have stayed happily married for the past 27 years. They have also grown their family and are now a lovely family of four.
Meloni appeared on the cover of People and revealed the key to his nearly three-decade marriage. Surprisingly, the actor stated that it does not feel like it has been 27 years. “When the hell did it happen?” Meloni wondered.
In the video, though, the actor stated that he and Williams have an underlying love and respect for one another that they have maintained through the years.
The “Law & Order” actor also credited his wife for their marriage’s resilience. Meloni stated that Williams was patient with him and let him develop at his own speed. He was very open about who was more mature in the relationship, claiming that his wife was always more mature.
Meloni also gushed about his wife’s abilities. He stated that her artwork was all over their home and claimed that Williams wanted to purchase paintings, but Meloni informed her, “I don’t want that.” “I’d want yours.”
Meloni told People that he and William had the ambition of becoming parents one day, which they achieved. Their first child, Sophia Eva Pietra, was born in 2001, and their son, Dante Amadeo, was born in 2004 via surrogacy.
Meloni told people that becoming a parent has brought him great joy. He remembered his mother telling him how much she had learned from him as a youngster and how he couldn’t wait to pass those teachings on to his children.
Sophia, Meloni’s eldest daughter, is now at college. The father and daughter enjoy a tight bond, according to Closer Weekly. Sophia showed off her comedy skills on Father’s Day, and the actor posted a photo of the amusing present he received from his daughter.
A framed tweet from one of Meloni’s admirers said, “I observed Chris Meloni, one of television’s roughest tough guys, struggling to supervise two children during a brunch at Columbus Circle around 2007.”
The framed post also included a photo of Sophia and her brother as toddlers, to which she joked, “the toddlers in question.” Despite the fact that Meloni and his children enjoy cracking jokes together, the actor admits that parenthood is not always easy.
“I am extremely physical and very loving,” he added, counting on the fact that his children would describe him as “crazy.” Meloni, on the other hand, emphasized that he is quite serious about education and would not compromise on it.
Because it takes a community to raise a kid, Meloni selected his co-star Hargitay to be Sophia’s godmother. On and off the set of “Law & Order,” the cast members enjoy a terrific friendship. Hargitay even told Closer Weekly that Meloni and Williams had inspired her.
She went on to say that it was nice to see “a solid couple who loved one another” after their first child was born. Hargitay was very touched that her friend wanted her to be a part of the holy process of giving birth.