Christopher Meloni Appreciates Being Named A ‘Zaddy’ At 61


Christopher Meloni’s long-standing role as Detective Elliot Stabler is what makes him famous Law & Order: Special Victims UnitThe spin-off Law & Order: Organized CrimeBut the actor has a new claim for fame: the internet “Zaddy.”

Meloni Enjoys ‘Zaddy’ Title: ‘It’s A Gas. It’s Fun’

Meloni is an actor and is well-known for his physical attributes. Meloni appears to be proud of his backside.

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“It’s a second act to a certain degree,” The 61-year-old laughed. “It’s a gas. It’s fun. I don’t know, has anyone else been crowned Zaddy? Once it’s bestowed upon you, you have to just ride that horse as long as you can.”

So what exactly is a Zaddy? Merriam-WebsterOnline, this word refers to an older man who is attractive and fashionable. Meloni’s fit physique and hilarious social media posts definitely classify him as a Zaddy in the internet’s eyes. 

How His Family Views Meloni’s Internet Fame

The actor says his wife, Sherman, and kids—Sophia, 21, and Dante, 18—aren’t embarrassed by his new title. They find it hilarious! “My wife, she’s lovely, she gets it. Meaning she’s like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ My kids, on the other hand, invariably once a month, it’s ‘Really? Really?””The actor said. “Their friends will send them a meme that’s come out or whatever.”

“But I think secretly in their hearts, they get it,”He concluded. “It’s cool, because we all have a good goof with it. My children’s friends bust my chops, but it’s all fun. It’s an honor.” 

Meloni: ‘Age Is A Wondrous Thing’

Meloni also discussed his career renaissance, and continued success in this stage of his life. “Age is a wondrous thing,”The actor explained. “You hope that with time you get a little wiser, get a little more patient and really come from a place of more maturity, which I translate to clarity and love. And by love, it’s not kumbaya, but a sense we’re all in this together, we’re all doing the best we can. It’s a more refined way to operate.”

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“[I’m] really just having an attitude of enjoying the ride,”The actor continued. “It’s great. Are you kidding me? I’m 61 years old and a Zaddy. The lucky streak continues.” Meloni is one of many actors who are enjoying the internet’s adoration later in their acting careers. 

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