The National Enquirer seems to want drama out of thin air.
This time, they set their sights on law and order: SVU stars Ice-T and Christopher Meloni have had an awkward relationship between the two since Chris’ character Elliot Stabler returned to the series in 2021. It claims to have cracks. Often in the case of these types of pseudo-scandalous reveals, the truth is much more mundane.
Ice-T took to social media to share an email it received from the National Enquirer. In it, the publication informed him that it planned to publish an article about the feud between him and his Meloni. But in true his Ice-T fashion, he lay down and didn’t take it.
The actor posted an email to his followers with a not-so-polite message that the National Enquirer was “trying to create drama out of nothing.” Christopher Meloni also participated and shared an email.
As such, the National Enquirer’s attempts to create drama between the two SVU legends seem to have failed. Both actors are friends in real life and have no feuds to speak of.
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It’s not uncommon for gossip magazines to try to create a drama about nothing, but in this case, it’s clear that Ice-T and Meloni aren’t having it. After 23 years on the series as a detective, Chris remained on the show for 12 years before returning after a 10-year hiatus. If there was a feud, it would blow up sooner or later and it would be very public, but as both actors revealed, there’s nothing to see here.
Fans are also on board, with some denouncing the National Enquirer’s clickbait tactics and others expressing their love for the dynamic duo of Ice-T and Meloni.
“Whoever wrote that piece knows nothing about Ice T.’s character… dude, nothing to envy and no one,” wrote one fan twitter.