Hello, Zaddy! All About Christopher Meloni’s Wife Sherman Williams and Their Decades-Long Relationship

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Christopher Meloni is one of those rare actors who is equally good at both drama and comedy. From his beloved role as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU and now Law & Order: Organized Crime to his goofy turn in the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer, it’s hard not to love the chameleon actor. And no one knows that more than Christopher Meloni’s wife Sherman Williams.

No, we are not talking about the paint store (that's Sherwin Williams)! Christopher Meloni has been with his wife Sherman Williams for almost three decades. That means we have three decades to catch up on. We’re very curious about the woman who managed to land the zaddy of our dreams!

Here is everything you want to know about Chris Meloni’s wife Sherman Williams!

Who is Christopher Meloni's wife?

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Christopher Meloni is married to Doris Sherman Meloni, a.k.a. Sherman Williams. Williams works in show business as a production designer, art director, and in visual effects, which is how the two initially met. They have two children, both born by surrogate: Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni (born in 2001) and Dante Amadeo Meloni (born in 2004).

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Who is Christopher Meloni's partner?

Christopher Meloni’s partner is his wife of 27 years, Doris Sherman Meloni.

Is Christopher Meloni still married?

Christopher Meloni is by all accounts still married—and reportedly very happily! The pair just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary this past summer. In July 2021, he posted a hilarious Instagram tribute to his wife, writing, "How it started… how it's goin. 26 years of…well… it's hard to explain #partnerincrime #keepingitweird."

When did Christopher Meloni get married?

Christopher Meloni married Doris Sherman Williams on July 1, 1995—27 years ago! The pair reportedly had a medieval themed-wedding on the beach in Malibu. We expect nothing less from the eccentric actor!

How many years has Christopher Meloni been married?

As of this past summer, Christopher Meloni has been married to his wife Doris Sherman Meloni for 27 years. The pair first met in 1989 according to reports, so it’s safe to say they have quite the foundation!

When did Chris Meloni meet his wife?

Chris Meloni and his wife Doris Sherman first met in 1989 on the set of a TV show. While Meloni has called the show itself “immensely forgettable,” he was struck when he saw the production designer, a woman with short blond hair and retro sunglasses, arriving on set on a motorcycle. “This I gotta meet,” he recalled thinking. However, he was sad to learn that the striking woman had a boyfriend.

When the two were next reunited on another project, it was Meloni who was then attached. But, fate eventually prevailed and the two began dating not long after that relationship ended when they bumped into each other in Los Angeles.

Meloni left a note at her house (this is creepy unless you know she’s interested, men!) and the two soon went out on their first date.

Sherman later recalled, “On our first date, we went to three parties, given by three sets of my friends. The first was in West Hollywood. Every guy there was gay. Chris passed with flying colors. Next, we went to a party given by Beverly Hills snootballs. Chris kept his manners in check and held his own. Then we went to a costume designer’s party in the Hills, where we drank beers from a tub on the porch. And I thought: 'I can take him anywhere.'”

The relationship moved fast and the two moved in together not long afterward. After four years of living together, the couple married on the beach in Malibu on July 1, 1995.

Who is Sherman Williams married to?

Doris Sherman Williams aka Doris Sherman Meloni is married to Christopher Meloni and has been for 27 years. The two have been married since July 1, 1995 after first meeting in 1989.

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How old is Doris Sherman?

Doris Sherman Meloni was born on January 21, 1960, making her 62 years old. This makes Christopher Meloni a rarity in Hollywood as he was born on April 2, 1961, and is 61 years old. Not only is it rare to find actors who are married to older women (even by one year), it’s also rare to find such a long-lasting romance in show business!

Did Mariska and Chris ever date?

Fans of Law & Order: SVU have long “shipped” a romance between lead characters Detective Olivia Benson and Detective Elliot Stabler, played by Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, respectively. As a result, there has been much speculation about a possible real-life romance between the two actors. However, considering the fact that Meloni got married four years before he even landed the role on SVU, it’s clear the two have never shared more than a friendship, which Meloni and Hargitay have repeatedly confirmed.

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Are Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay friends?

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay are not just former coworkers, they are good friends! Hargitay is even the godmother to Meloni’s firstborn child, daughter Sophia. You don’t get much closer than that!

Who is Stabler's true love?

While the relationship between Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay is strictly platonic, that doesn’t mean the relationship between their characters has to be! And following the death and a mourning period for Stabler’s wife, he is now finally single. However, the two have yet to officially decide to pursue a relationship.

The last season of Law & Order: SVU ended with Detective Benson’s therapist encouraging her “I think that you and Elliot either need to see whether there’s more there, or move on.” We also saw a suspect hint that his wife nor currently somewhat love interest is the true love of his life, but someone else is on Meloni’s spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime. This has left fans filling in the blank with Benson. But, with nothing explicitly stated just yet, it’s up to fans to decide for themselves who Stabler’s true love is — that is, until the show confirms it!

Next, find out what Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni said about their relationship!