Everyone was excited at the announcement that Chris Meloni would be starring in Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The actor who also starred in The Handmaid’s Tale, 12 Monkeys, True Blood, and Oz retook his Eliot Stabler role.
This followed the character’s retirement from Law & Order Special Victims Unit.
The announcement that Meloni would be taking the lead in the spinoff made many fans curious about his personal life.
His Oz days also had fans wondering whether Meloni is gay.
Below we have compiled all you need to know about Meloni and whether he is gay!
The Gayism Rumors
Rumors of Chris Meloni being gay have been around for years.
The actor has never addressed the dishes himself, but some things could hint at his sexuality.
For starters, Meloni is very private about his personal life.
He has rarely spoken about his family.
Even in interviews, he rarely makes mention of his family or personal relationships.
However, he has openly admitted that he supports the LGBTQ community.
The Oz Episode
In 2000, Oz aired an episode called “Son of the Harpy.”
The episode was directed by Meloni and starred him as well.
In the episode, Chris Keller has a gay love affair with another inmate played by actor Bobby Cannavale.
While some believe that this was Meloni’s way of coming out, the actor has never confirmed or denied these rumors.
In fact, when asked about his sexuality in an interview with The Advocate, Meloni simply replied, “No comment.”
However, Meloni was pretty obscene in Oz, and this spurred controversy.
Some criticized him, while some said he gave them the pride to come out.
Is Christopher Meloni Gay?
Chris Meloni is not gay. While he has never addressed the rumors himself, he has stated that he supports the LGBTQ community.
The actor is private about his personal life, but it seems that he prefers to keep his family out of the public eye.
Meloni is currently married to photographer Sherman Williams, and the couple has two children together.
Christopher Meloni and Wife Sherman Williams
The couple exchanged vows in June of 1995. Back then, Meloni was still struggling to make it in Hollywood.
The couple had a private ceremony with only a few visitors invited.
They have been married for 26 years now, and the couple has two children.
Meloni has been very protective of his family and prefers not to talk about them in interviews.
In fact, he only mentions them once in a while, for instance, when Meloni talked to Vanity Fair about how proud he was of his kids for supporting the music their mother loves.
“My daughter is really into Tori Amos,” Meloni said.
“And my son is into Radiohead. They’re not just following what I do; they have their own tastes.”
Chris Meloni is best known for the role of Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2011).
He then went on to star as Colonel Ethan Truman on the science fiction series Hunters (2015-2016).
His other notable roles include playing Chris Keller on the HBO series Oz (1997-2003), Henry Goodwin on the drama series Heart of Dixie (2011), and Roman Zimojic on the comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).
Currently, Chris Meloni has a net worth of $30 million. He made his money by acting and directing in theater, TV, and film.
So, there you are. Meloni aka Eliot Stabler is not gay in real life! While he supports the movement, he is not a member.