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Chris Meloni shares sweet story behind ‘Law & Order’ set pics with Mariska Hargitay

While fans of Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler continue to watch with bated breath to see if the duo's relationship will ever advance beyond friendship, they've been treated to some adorable photos of Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni filming "Law & Order: SVU" and "Law & Order: Organized Crime" together. Some of these recent pics show the two touching each other's faces while on set, so we had to get to the bottom of what the story was behind the sweet gesture.
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Chris Meloni Thanks Truly Important People On Last Day of Filming

On the final day of shooting, Christopher Meloni thanked the folks who got him through season two of Law & Order: Organized Crime. Those are his barber and makeup artist. Plus, there’s a small doll that looks a lot like his character, Elliot Stabler. Although he plays a seasoned, savvy cop often going undercover, Meloni wants to look good doing it. So Outsiders, he basically wants what we all want.
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Law And Order: SVU Director Talks The 'Delight' Of Working With Mariska Hargitay And Chris Meloni For Stabler Finally Meeting Benson's Son

Law & Order: SVU is going strong more than two decades in, and even crossed over with Law & Order: Organized Crime for a recent two-part event. The crossover started on SVU when Stabler ran into Benson and Noah out on the town to celebrate Mother’s Day, with a scene that delivered the long-awaited meeting between her longtime former partner and her son. Pratibha Parmar directed the episode, called “Do You Believe In Miracles?,” and she spoke with CinemaBlend about the scene that reunited Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni once again.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Chris Meloni Wishes His Wife and Mom a Happy Mother’s Day

Earlier, “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star Chris Meloni posted a sweet slide of photos honoring his wife and mom for Mother’s Day. Meloni kept his message short and simple, but it’s heartfelt all the same. The “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star wrote, “Happy Mothers Day #Blessed,” in his caption. And in the photos he posted, we see just how blessed Chris Meloni truly is.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Chris Meloni Apparently Has a ‘Whole Gym’ on Set

Chris Meloni of Law & Order: Organized Crime has to keep himself in good shape for the show and has a gym to show for it. Meloni, who plays Elliot Stabler on the NBC drama, is showing off his results. Imagine getting to use that equipment and be able to do your day job at the same time. That’s a pretty cool thing to happen for Meloni and he can thank Dick Wolf for making it all happen.

Watch ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’s Chris Meloni Do a Full Split on Set

Law & Order star Chris Meloni is no stranger to exercise. In fact, the actor has done multiple interviews discussing his fitness regimen over the years, as fans are amazed that a man in his 60s can remain in such fantastic shape. Not everyone is a fan of Meloni’s dedication to his physique, however. One person went as far as to imply those on set are fed up with his constant exercise.

How ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Wrote Chris Meloni Out of Show

For more than a decade, Chris Meloni portrayed Detective Elliot Stabler, fan favorite Law & Order: SVU character and on-screen partner of Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson. After Season 12, however, Meloni decided that it was time to move on to new challenges. So, to the dismay of Law & Order fans everywhere, the show’s creators went to work writing Elliot Stabler’s exit from the Special Victims Unit.

WATCH: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Stars Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni Reenact the Time They First Met

In the spring of 1999, casting for a brand new police procedural, Law & Order: SVU, began in New York City. Two young actors, Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni, attended the auditions, hoping to land spots in the second installment of the already incredibly popular Law & Order franchise. They didn’t know it yet, but they would quickly become close friends, maintaining their bond through the next two decades.

Law And Order: Organized Crime Star Hypes Up ‘Girl Power’ SVU Crossover, Talks Working With Mariska Hargitay And Chris Meloni

Law & Order fans will be in for a treat when SVU and Organized Crime come together again. The unofficial crossover, airing in May, will notably include interactions between the ladies of both shows. OC star Danielle Moné Truitt can barely contain her excitement about the “girl power” episodes as well as working alongside both Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni (who play Benson and Stabler, respectively).

‘Law & Order’ star Danielle Moné Truitt on ‘gift’ of playing a gay character, working with Chris Meloni

Seamlessly joining the “Law & Order” universe, especially as Elliot Stabler’s new partner, is no easy feat, and earning the seal of approval from one of television’s most loyal fan bases is arguably even more of a challenge, but no one has understood and successfully completed the assignment like Sgt. Ayanna Bell, who’s portrayed by Danielle Moné Truitt, on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” (In fact, we love Bell so much around here, we now refer to Stabler as Sgt. Bell’s partner!)

Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni adorably re-create the moment they met

Only Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni could manage to turn a story they've told countless times into a moment that will actually make you say, "Aww!" The actors met over 20 years ago at an audition for what would become "Law & Order: SVU," so it's not exactly a surprise they've been asked multiple times to explain what the first few moments between them were like after initially meeting.