Mariska hargitay chris meloni dating

During the time that Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni played partners on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, there was a certain tension written in between the two characters the actors played out onscreen.

Here’s what he had to say during a recent episode of Inside the Actor's Studio: Obviously, Detective Benson and Detective Stabler were extremely close when Christopher Meloni was a still a part of the series. They worked long hours and had to take down major criminals. You can’t have a working relationship like that without trusting your partner implicitly.

But we've seen shows like Bones or Castle lose something after a romantic tension turned into a full-blown romance.

It’s no wonder that Christopher Meloni revealed on Inside The Actors Studio that both he and the creative team were on the same page about where that relationship would go.

Of course, by now it has been years and years since Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay were on Law & Order: SVU together. While some cast members who have left have returned, Meloni has been busy with other projects, including Wet Hot American Summer: first Day At Camp, Underground, True Blood and plenty of movie projects.

Meloni ended up leaving the cast of the long-running series at the end of Season 12, along with B. There was a rumor going around that Meloni might actually make his big return to the series at the very end of this season.

However, showrunner Warren Leight revealed that once NBC renewed the drama for the 2016-2017 TV series the idea was put on the backburner and the actor wasn’t even asked.

Maybe eventually we’ll see Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson reunite on the small screen at some point, but one thing’s for certain: Even if the actor does come back, it's unlikely there will be an romantic shenanigans with his co-star.

The tension was honestly what made that relationship so great, anyway.

In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of Law & Order: SVU on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. In addition, here's what is coming to TV this summer.

, noting that the departure of her longtime partner, Chris Meloni's Detective Elliot Stabler, opened up a new world for Olivia Benson.

"With Elliot Stabler's departure, that was the only way she could have a relationship," the actress told reporters Wednesday during NBC's Summer Press Day in Pasadena.

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