Actor Christopher Meloni is Just Like Every Dad

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Christopher Meloni might be one of the most famous television actors in the world, but that does not mean his own personal life doesn’t come with some normal things. He is the man who helped Mariska Hargitay make the show Law & Order famous, and he is a Hollywood icon. He’s been on television, in the movies, and made fans everywhere. He turned 61 in 2022, has a net worth of around $30 million, and is one of Hollywood’s most handsome men. Yet, he’s still the kind of guy his kids make fun of, and so do their friends. Here is everything you need to know to remind you Christopher Meloni is a regular guy.

He’s Been Married Forever

Christopher Meloni and his wife have a special relationship, and it’s lasted. Let’s be honest; that’s not a thing that often happens in Hollywood. He’s more like a regular guy because he always keeps his marriage and family life to himself. He might be a major star, but he’s not the kind of guy who likes to go out and have his photograph taken. He’s more of a stay-at-home and hang-out-with-his-family kind of guy.

Christopher Meloni’s lovely wife is Doris Meloni. She is a production designer, and they got married in 1995. Their first daughter, Sophia, was born in 2001. Their second child, their son, was born in 2004. Right now, they’re busy raising legal adults. It’s a hard place to be when you realize your kids are adults, but you also realize that they have turned into wonderful people.

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His Kids Love Him

Being a father is a hard job on a good day and excruciating on a bad day. However, you know you’re doing it right when your adult kids can poke fun at your fame, make sure you know about it, and still take advantage of it. For father’s day in 2022, his daughter – we assume it’s his daughter considering the text message is about drinking in a bar and she’s the only one old enough – sent Meloni a hilarious text. She said he was at a drag bar that weekend when the bartender asked for ID. When she gave it to him, the bartender asked if she was related to Christopher Meloni. She said yes, that’s her father, and he comped her beverages the rest of the night.

We are certain her father had the standard dad reaction to that one. First and foremost, he laughed. Second, he remembered that he was officially old enough to have a child who could legally drink in public. Third, he panicked, wondering if his daughter was being safe and if she had a safe right home, and then he realized she was texting, so she clearly made good choices.

His Kids’ Friends Love Him

As a father, you take in a lot of extra kids. I say that with experience as a mother who is married to a father – the father of my own four kids. We have 18 years of marriage under our belt, and our oldest child is 14. We have lots and lots and lots (and lots and lots and lots) of extras around here. Friends of all four of our kids are always around here, and we know what it’s like to have a house full. We also know what it’s like to be cool since our kid’s friends enjoy being here, and we have good relationships with them.

Being the parents of kids means you ‘adopt’ other people’s kids as part of your own family, and they form a good relationship with you. Our kid’s friends love to tease my husband about all things, and so do the friends of Christopher Meloni’s kids. They regularly mock him and give him a hard time about being a ‘Zaddy’ which is hilarious. A Zaddy is a person who is a dad but also handsome and in good shape. It’s funny, and they mock him for it because no kid wants to know that about their friend’s dad.

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Christopher Meloni on School and Being a Dad

He’s every dad in this sense. He knows that the education his kids receive is the best thing that they can have. Meloni is every dad in the fact that he requires good grades and performance in school, but he understands that sometimes things are hard. He is a stickler for education, and that’s a very dad thing to be.

“I think my kids would call me a little crazy. I’m very physical, very affectionate. I’m also very disciplined and focused on education. That’s one thing that was instilled in me, one place in life where there’s no compromise,” he said of school, education, and how he raises his kids. The thing is, Christopher Meloni is every single dad there is. He’s a man who loves his kids, who finds them infuriating at times, who always loves them, and who graciously takes the jokes their friends throw at him. We have a feeling Christopher Meloni makes dad jokes, too. They all do.

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