All the Times Former 'SVU' Partners Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni Have Reunited IRL

Jessica Napoli
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(L-R) Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Even though Christopher Meloni departed NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ahead of its Season 12 finale in 2011, that doesn't mean he stopped hanging out with his partner, Mariska Hargitay—a.k.a. Lieutenant Olivia Benson.

Meloni, who played Detective Elliot Stabler, regularly meets up with Hargitay in New York City, and they love sharing their reunions on social media. And fans rightfully freak out!

Most recently, the former SVU on-screen partners met up before the holidays:

#Friends #Seehappy #jingleHells

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Here are all the other times the pair rekindled their friendship for all to see.

Friends at Xmas.

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And then that happened... Just when I thought Valentine's Day was over.

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Lean on me #PFL #FacialHairDontCare #Hargoatee #HanginWithAFriend #ItsAllInTheEyesKid @chris_meloni

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