Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni played Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler, one of television’s most beloved police partners. Their onscreen chemistry was undeniable when they starred together in the hit NBC procedural “Law & Order: SVU” for years.

While Stabler has left the Special Victims Unit indefinitely, the team has still been led by Benson. Since his departure, fans have retained hope that one day Stabler will return to the procedural. Although Meloni has disputed the rumor of reprising his role, it has been publicly known that he remains close friends with his co-star, Hargitay.

Take a look at the former “SVU” partners’ friendship offscreen.

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Posted by:Mannie Holmes