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Ice T & Octavio Pisano Cutely Kiss Mariska Hargitay on the Cheek for Valentine's Day

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-stars are the sweetest best friends! 

By Christopher Rosa

Mariska Hargitay has so much love in her life to celebrate. She's been married to her husband, actor Peter Hermann, since 2004, and together they have three children who all just sang for her at her surprise 60th birthday party. She also has her work family on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, anchored by Ice T (Fin) and Octavio Pisano (Velasco).  

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Hargitay decided to honor her work besties this Valentine's Day by sharing a photo of Ice T and Pisano sweetly kissing her on her cheeks. She's grinning ear to ear in the pic, which she captioned, "#HappyValentinesDay from all of us at SVU! #IceColdKisses #CoStarCupids #I♥️Ice #Ice♥️Me #I♥️Octavio #Octavio♥️Me #FinLiviaLasco #Thruple #ThreeAmigos #SVULove #SVU25 #TheLoveNeverDies ♥️♥️♥️ ." 

See the photo further down this article! 

Mariska Hargitay's beautiful friendships with her SVU co-stars Ice T and Octavio Pisano

Ice T, Mariska Hargitay and Octavio Pisano on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Hargitay, Ice T, and Pisano are, indeed, the three amigos, as her Instagram caption says. They're so close, in fact, that Hargitay was on hand to honor Ice T at his Hollywood Walk of Fame induction in 2023.

"I want to tell you that it is so profoundly right that your name is now here, forever commemorated in this place," she said to Ice T in a speech during the ceremony. "Because there is something else that I hold sacred, and that is friendship. Your achievements and your artistry and your whole verbal judo, your whole story, runs so deep. It runs deep particularly here in L.A., and it runs deep around the world. You're a rapper and an actor and an Artist, and at a time when people overuse words without thinking and wearing out the meanings, you are indeed the real O.G."

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She continued, "You have lived a story that has shaped how you look at the world. A story that would have hardened many people beyond recognition, but instead, it filled you with humanity, with humility, with grace, and with oh so much wisdom. You are a devoted husband and a proud, proud, proud father, and you are taking your place here for all those reasons and for so many more. But to me, Ice, the reason that you're here and the reason that you have fame in my heart is because you are the O.G. of Friendship."

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As for Pisano, he told NBC Insider about Hargitay when she directed an episode of SVU, "Just having someone like Mariska, who is where she's at, but also a friend to me, and also a mentor and also a scene partner, then having her direct me was the most amazing thing. Because she sees things that most directors don't, because they're not in the scene with me, and she knows me in that way."