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Chris Meloni Shared a New Pic of His Mini-Me Son, and the Resemblance Is Uncanny

The Law & Order: Organized Crime star has someone taking after him in the face department!

By Jackie Manno
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It looks like Law & Order: Organized Crime star Chris Meloni has a twin!

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On January 22, the actor posted a photo of his son, Dante, on his official Instagram page to celebrate his wife Sherman's birthday–and it looks like someone copy-pasted Chris’s face onto Dante's body. 

In the candid snapshot, Dante holds a phone over his head while wearing a white satin button-down shirt. He looks wide-eyed into the camera while his older sister, Sophia, poses with him.

“So…this happened. My gurl. Ageless. Timeless. Steppin’ out with the young-uns to show em how it’s done. #HBDbaby #Talkaboutit @sophiaemeloni @sherman.meloni @dante_melonii” Meloni captioned the post. Scroll to the sixth shot to see Dante!

Meloni opened up about his journey with fatherhood to People in 2022. "I always knew I wanted kids, as did my wife,” he told the outlet. "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 then went on to talk fondly about his children’s differing personalities. "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," he said. 

Meloni has also opened up about his parenting style with Sophia and Dante. “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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