‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Celebrates Recovery from Foot Injury with Iconic Dancing Pic with Chris Meloni

by Suzanne Halliburton

Mariska Hargitay continued to celebrate her boot-free Wednesday, with the Law & Order: SVU star sharing a sexy dancing photo with former co-star Christopher Meloni.

Hargitay is celebrating being out of the protective boot she’s worn since breaking her ankle in July.

That’s why she posted an undated, throwback photo on Instagram. The then Law & Order: SVU co-stars were caught in mid-pose, looking like they were about to slide gracefully across the ballroom for Dancing with the Stars.

In Earlier Post, Law & Order: SVU Star Shared Behind-the-Scenes Video Showing Her Two Shoes

Earlier Wednesday, Hargitay offered another playful Instagram take on her bootless foot. In the video, she is walking limp free down a hallway. The camera pans down to her feet. And she’s wearing two fashionable shoes. She used a bunch of hashtags, too, as she tagged Meloni. Yes, the star of Law & Order: SVU is, indeed, very happy about wearing two shoes.

Hargitay broke her ankle in early July before Law & Order: SVU started production for its 23rd season. Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann were in the Hamptons. Both attended a special screening of Black Widow. The couple was hosting the after-party at their home. But Hargitay, 57, slipped on a wet sidewalk. She was taken, via ambulance, to a local hospital, where she stayed for several hours.

By the time she got home, the star-studded party had wound down. It probably was just as well since who wants to party with a new cast on your foot. Hargitay, who is very social-media friendly, posted about her injury and called the cast her “summer look.” It’s nice to have a sense of humor.

It was her second significant leg injury of the year. Back in May, the Law & Order: SVU star announced she’d broken her knee cap and tore a ligament. Double ouch.

Some of Hargitay’s famous friends, who supported her all summer, cheered on her first boot-free day.

Ali Wentworth replied on Instagram: “LEGS,” while Debra Messing gave Hargitay an extended “Yessssssss!”

Juliana Marguiles replied with a series of clapping and dancing emojis. Seeing the star’s name, one fan asked when she was going to make an appearance on Law & Order: SVU. (We’re here for that).

Production for Hargitay’s show started while she was in a boot. Producers said at least one episode would address Olivia Benson’s leg issue. Season 23 premieres on Sept. 23. Stay tuned.