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Chris Meloni Reveals His Summer Hike Gone Wrong with 22-Year-Old Daughter Sophia

The Law & Order: Organized Crime and his daughter nearly didn't make it back home.

By Jackie Manno

Chris Meloni just had a fun —but nearly disastrouds — adventure with his daughter Sophia Meloni.

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On August 11, the Law & Order: Organized Crime star shared a photo of himself spending special bonding time with his 22-year-old. In the snapshot, the two stood outside on a bright, sunny day in Beverly Hills after going on a hike together. Then, they apparently journeyed home via a very interesting mode of transportation: Scooters. Because why not? But the two also hit somewhat of a bump in the road when they nearly didn't make it home.

"Hike with @sophiameloni, scooter home," he captioned the post. "First one was low. Switch to another. Only to have it conk out at the West Hollywood/ Beverly Hills borderline. I don’t think scooters are allowed in Beverly Hills," he added. 

Hiking and scootering aren't the only ways Meloni likes to spend time with his daughter. On June 5, he also posted some sweet snapshots of them hitting the town. The first photo showed them in an elevator making goofy faces at the camera, before they sat at a table for some drinks. 

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“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,” Meloni said in a 2014 interview with USA Today. “What works for me is empowering my kids. I remember not having any power when I was growing up. Power helps kids mature, and it requires critical thinking on their part. They feel engaged in a decision, which makes them feel engaged in the family process.”

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Meloni also talked about how Sophia is different from his younger son Dante, 19, in a 2022 interview with People. "I always knew I wanted kids, as did my wife. My mother always used to say to me, 'I've learned so much from you kids,' and I didn't get it. Now I get it," he told the outlet. "One is more of an old soul. I never used that term until they came out of the womb and I looked in their eyes. I was like, 'Holy cow, look at you. You're here to teach me.' As well as the other one, who's a young soul. It's ever-evolving and a complete fulfillment of my life."