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Mariska Hargitay Gives Ice T a Huge Hug After Returning to the SVU Set: Watch

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars are the best of buds. 

By Jackie Manno

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice T have the best friendship, as proved by Ice T while the two were filming Season 25 of the show. 

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On January 8, the rapper posted the sweetest Instagram video while the two were on set in Brooklyn. 

"Look who's over here getting done! The glam squad is over here. Who is this gorgeous thing?" he said before Hargitay popped on screen and gave him a big embrace. 

"I'm not in Africa anymore," Hargitay whispered to the camera.

"She just came back from a whirlwind trip," he said, referencing the actress' recently family trip to Kenya. "I love her to death and we're happy to be back together," 

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Split of Ice T and Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay and Ice T's friendship

In February 2023, Ice T was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And who better to encapsulate his influence then his longtime co-star and dear friend Mariska Hargitay

"I want to tell you that it is so profoundly right that your name is now here, forever commemorated in this place. 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," Hargitay said. "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," Hargitay gushed in her speech

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," she continued. "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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"You tell the truth, you keep it real, you usually introduce it with, 'So, here's what's up!' You laugh with me every day, we laugh so hard at things that we shouldn't laugh at. You grieve with me during times of sorrow, and you keep things, you keep everything, in perspective. You break it down, and you have been by my side working, learning, living, growing," she added. "And you've never failed me once and you're so deeply gracious and so profoundly grateful. And as Dick [Wolf] said, in 22 1/2 years, I have never, ever, ever heard Ice complain," she added.