- Christopher Meloni is best known for starring in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
- He has been married to his wife Doris Sherman Williams since July 1995, and they recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary.
- The couple have two children together, daughter Sophia and son Dante.
Although Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star CChristopher Meloni61, has risen to great Hollywood heights, there is one thing that has kept him grounded: his wife of 27 years, Doris Sherman Williams, 62. The happy couple were so supportive of each other, and their love story is truly one for the ages. Christopher tells People in October 2022 that Sherman deserves a lot of credit for their marriage that has lasted more than two and a half decades.
“It’s her patience with me, and I really mean it. She allowed me to grow at my own pace because she’s always been more mature and more level-headed in many ways,” said Christopher. “She paints and I go into her studio, and it just makes me happy. We have her work all over the house. She wants to buy art, and I say, ‘I don’t want it. I want yours.’ “
Below, we take a closer look at the interesting story behind the lovebirds’ long-standing partnership and see how Christopher celebrates life with his wife and children.
How did Christopher and Sherman meet?
Christopher’s wife may not be in the limelight, but she is familiar with the world of Hollywood. The pair originally met on the set of a TV show in 1989, as Christopher was just starting to pursue an acting career and Sherman was working as a production designer. Although Christopher described the HBO series as “very forgettable”. Your Tango in 2006 he remembered Sherman as the exact opposite, explaining how taken he was with this incredibly unique woman who arrived on a motorbike with short blonde hair and retro sunglasses. “That I must meet,” Christopher went on about his wife.
Continue in his story, The Handmaid’s Tale actor revealed that while he found a spark in flirting with the production designer, he was heartbroken to find out she had a boyfriend at the time. Flash forward a few more years and the two ran into each other again in Los Angeles, causing Christopher to finally take action by leaving a note at her house. “On our first date, we went to three parties, given by three sets of my friends,” Sherman recalled. Your Tango. “The first was in West Hollywood. Every guy there was gay. Chris passed with flying colors. Next we went to a party hosted by Beverly Hills snoetballs. Chris kept his manners in check and held his own. Then we went to a costume designer’s party in the Hills, where we drank beer from a bathtub on the porch. And I thought: I can take him anywhere.” Soon after, the two began dating and eventually moved in together.
A wedding to remember
After four years of living together, Christopher and Sherman were ready to walk down the aisle – that is, beach aisle. The two tied the knot in Malibu with a medieval-themed beach wedding, throwing back shots of tequila to celebrate their nuptials. However, they couldn’t celebrate for too long, as Sherman had to run to the airport for a job in Miami, reported Yahoo! Life.
The couple’s daughter, Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni, shared a series of photos on her Instagram in 2020 of her parents celebrating their 25th anniversary, tequila shots and all! “[M]om and pa ring in 25 years with shots Patron silver. Love is wonderful,” Sophia wrote.
One Big Happy Family
As their relationship continued, the actor and production designer quickly found themselves torn between two coasts. Sherman preferred to live in LA while Christopher was more of a fan of New York. The two eventually agreed to live on the east coast and raise their two children, Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni21, and Dante Amadeo Meloni, 18. in the Big Apple. Sherman also put her production designer skills to work by creating a beautiful living space for the happy family, featured in Architectural Digest in 2017. “What makes me happy about this apartment […] is that while the views keep you very much in touch with New York, you’re also above it all,” said Christopher of the family’s Hell’s Kitchen residence. “When I finish work and come home, I can really get away, be in a cocoon. I never thought living 60 floors above the city would be soothing.”
Christopher talked about the joys of being a parent People. “I always knew I wanted children, just like my wife. My mother used to say to me, ‘I learned so much from you kids,’ and I didn’t get it. Now I understand it,” he said in the interview. The Man of steel actor also explained how his two children are very different from each other. “One is more of an old soul. I never used that term until they came out of the womb and I looked into their eyes. I was like, ‘Holy cow, look at you. You’re here to teach me,’ ” he said. “As well as the other one, who is a young soul. It is constantly evolving and a complete fulfillment of my life.”
Christopher and Sherman celebrated 27 years of marriage in July 2022, which is quite an achievement by Hollywood standards. Their longtime domestic happiness relied on “space, respect, trust and freedom,” Sherman said Your Tango, also adding, “we just like each other.” Indeed, although what we see is a definite case of true love!