We are loving watching the new series of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The police drama, which has been on screens since 1999, delves into the dark side of New York's criminal world and follows an elite force of officers who spend their days protecting the city from the most heinous of crimes.
The series has made huge stars out of its cast members, but what do you know about their lives away from the cameras? Find out everything you need to know about their previous and current relationships here...
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Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann
Olivia Benson actress Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann have the sweetest love story! The couple, who have been married since 2004, met on the set of Law and Order: SVU all the way back in 2001 when Peter, best known for his role on Younger, guest-starred on the police procedural drama.
Kelli and Lawrence Faulborn divorced in 2018
Kelli Giddish, who recently confirmed her departure from the show, married businessman Lawrence Faulborn in 2015 in a private beach ceremony in Florida. Not long after, they welcomed their first child together, a son named Ludo and in 2018, they became a family of four with the addition of another son named Charlie.
The couple divorced in 2018 and Kelli went on to marry Beau Richards in November last year.
Ice-T has been married to his wife Coco Austin for nearly 20 years
Ice-T, real name Tracy Lauren Marrow, has been to his wife Coco Austin for nearly 20 years. The pair tied the knot in a Hollywood ceremony in 2002, not long after Ice-T made his debut as fan favorite Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the police procedural. Together, they have a five-year-old daughter named Chanel. Ice-T also has a daughter whom he shares with his high school girlfriend and son with his ex Darlene Ortiz.
Jamie Gray Hyder
Jamie Gray Hyder likes to keep her personal life private
Like her character who recently exited the series, Katriona 'Kat' Tamin, model and actress Jamie Gray Hyder has said she's attracted to both men and women while choosing not to label herself. As she is very private about her personal life, it's not known whether she is currently dating anyone.
Peter has been married to artist Lisha Bai since 2011
Peter Scanavino, who plays Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi Jr, has been married to artist Lisha Bai since 2011. Lisha. The couple, who share three children, prefer to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, so not much is known about them.
Christopher and his wife tied the knot in 1995
Christopher Meloni reprised his much-loved character, Detective Elliot Stabler in new spin-off series Law & Order: Organized Crime last year but still makes the occasional return to SVU. Interestingly, the actor met his wife Doris Sherman Meloni on the set of his first-ever television series over 30 years ago and she's been by his side ever since!
They tied the knot in 1995 after six years of dating, and now have two children, daughter Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni, born in 2001, and son Dante Amadeo Meloni, born in 2004.
Octavio recently joined the cast
Octavio Pisano recently joined the cast of the NBC drama as undercover officer Joe Velasco. Not much is known about the 36-year-old actor's life away from cameras as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Demore is believed to be married
Demore Barnes recently departed as Deputy Chief Christian Garland. The Canadian-born actor is believed to be married, although the identity of his wife remains a mystery to fans of the show as he has never publically shared details about his personal life.
He did, however, share a sweet snap of her to Instagram back in 2018 to mark her birthday. "When your wife's milestone birthday and 10th Year Anniversary are only 48 hours apart... darling, those candles got nothing on you," he wrote, adding: "Thank you for illuminating my life."
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