‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Wishes for ‘Peace and Unity’ in New Year

by Maggie Schneider

“Law & Order: SVU” actress Mariska Hargitay is wishing for more love in 2022: “May we all put our best foot and best selves forward.”

2022 is officially here, and hope is in the air. After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, I myself am hoping for some happier moments in the coming months. “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay is doing the same. In a new Instagram posts, she wishes her fans a Happy New Year.

“Happy Happy new year,” the actress writes. “Sending out my bestest best best best wishes for 2022. Peace and unity and health and love. Just so much love. May we all put our best foot and best selves forward.✨”

The actress is smiling against a wintry backdrop in the new photo. Wearing a puffy jacket and a ski masks, it looks like Hargitay is enjoying the snowy season. Fans of “Law and Order: SVU” are wishing the actress and her family all of the same things that she writes about. They are also hoping for some love in Olivia Benson’s future.

“happy new year, mariska. cannot wait for what 2022 has in store for you and for olivia,” one fan comments.

“Happy New Year Mariska. And yes let there be lots of love in 2022 especially for one Olivia Benson. A long overdue kiss with ‘her friend Elliot’ is upon us” another says.

Mariska Hargitay’s Net Worth

The “Law and Order: SVU” star’s net worth has fans buzzing. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mariska Hargitay is worth $100 million. She earns about $54,000 per episode on the NBC drama.

Before joining the series, Hargitay struggled financially. She discussed her debt in a 2010 interview with Good Housekeeping. The star had to ask her boyfriend at the time for some help, but paid him back every cent.

“I had a house and car I didn’t want to lose. And I had a lot of credit card debt. When we broke up, he said I owed him 60 grand. I’m a payer-backer. So as soon as I could, I paid him off. [N]ow I have learned to hang on to [my money]. I have a nest egg, and I don’t buy above my means.”

During the show’s 19th season, the actress earned $13 million. Fans are happy that Hargitay eventually found her way.

What do you think is next for Olivia Benson? Is love in the air? Be sure to catch the show’s upcoming episode on January 6, 2022, at 9/8c. Past seasons of the series are available to stream on Hulu and Peacock TV. We can’t wait to see what happens next.