Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni–better known as Detectives Benson and Stabler on the hit TV show Law & Order: SVU– were reunited again at a Joyful Heart Foundation event last week. The two actors made up one of the best loved pairs of detectives on a crime show. Season after season fans held out hope that some sort of spark might ignite between the two. Some seasons there was a tension that hinted at passion, but the two maintained respect for their friendship instead.
Fans who gave up on a romantic relationship between Stabler and Benson haven’t yet given up hope that at some point Christopher Meloni will return to Law & Order: SVU in his Elliot Stabler persona and make a visit. That episode, if it ever comes to fruition, would likely be among the most talked about of the entire season.
Mariska Hargitay was extremely excited to share a selfie of her with Chris Meloni, and she did so by posting it to her Instagram account. She captioned the photo, “Look who I found! #Togetheragain,”
It wasn’t so long ago that Chris Meloni appeared at another event with Mariska Hargitay to promote her Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and child abuse. As she mentions in the above video clip, she truly appreciates the support her current and former cast members provide for the organization that is so near and dear to her heart.
While in Detroit last week, Hargitay spoke out about a huge backlog of rape kits in the metro Detroit area. She is pushing for both funding and legislation to help clear more than 11,000 untested rape kits found in a Detroit police warehouse.
“To me, this is the clearest and most shocking demonstration of how we regard these crimes,” she said during her speech. “One would assume that if someone endures a four-to six-hour invasive examination, that that evidence would be handled with care.”
— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) March 10, 2014
Mariska Hargitay is a dynamic woman. On screen she plays Olivia Benson, the detective who fights sexual offenders. Off screen she raises both money and awareness to help those who suffer at the hands of such perpetrators. In addition to these roles she is a wife and mother of three children.
Are you among those fans who would love to see Hargitay and Meloni reunited on Law & Order: SVU?
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