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Mariska Hargitay Gets Choked Up Remembering Christopher Meloni’s ‘SVU’ Exit: ‘It Was a Hard Adjustment’

The ‘Law and Order: SVU’ star recalled how difficult it was when her co-star left the show in season 12 in a new interview, marking the show’s 25th anniversary.

Image Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage Mariska Hargitay cried while looking back on when Christoper Meloni left Law and Order: SVU in 2011 in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, published on Tuesday, February 6. “Nobody knew that things would break down over the summer, before we started the new season, and yeah, everything would’ve been very different had we known,” she told Entertainment Weekly. While fans were sad to see Elliot Stabler leave the show, Chris eventually did return to the Law and Order franchise, with the 2021 spin-off Organized Crime.

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