If you were one of the many Law & Order: Special Victims Unit fans who shipped Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, we advise you to take a deep breath (and maybe a seat). Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, the real-life Stabler and Benson, reunited for a post-Valentine’s Day smooch, and it was really freakin’ cute. “And then that happened… Just when I thought Valentine’s Day was over,” the 53-year-old actress captioned the adorable Instagram photo, which shows her former costar planting a kiss on her cheek. Meloni was on the show for its first 12 seasons before leaving in 2011, but Hargitay and the rest of the SVU cast are still going strong, and recently celebrated its 400th episode. Although “Bensler” might be over, Meloni and Hargitay always make time to hang out. On top of Valentine’s Day, they also celebrated Christmas together. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to sit on our couches, turn on USA, and watch a Law & Order marathon until our hearts recover.
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