‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Stephanie March Has a ‘Love Hangover’ in New Pic From Birthday Weekend

by Leanne Stahulak
(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)

This past weekend, “Law & Order: SVU” star Stephanie March celebrated her birthday in style, featuring lots of love and a “TacoCat” piñata.

March, who played assistant district attorney Alexandra Cabot on “Law & Order,” turned 47 on July 23. Yesterday, March posted a stunning photo on her Instagram page featuring said piñata.

“My TacoCat piñata and I thank you all for an extraordinary birthday weekend. I have a love hangover. Luckiest girl ever. #happybirthday #TacoCat,” March wrote.

“TacoCat” is a reference to the “Law & Order” star’s real-life brown tabby Maine Coon cat. His name is in fact TacoCat, and he has his own Instagram account with almost 13,000 followers. Granted, he’s a pretty handsome cat.

In the pic, March seems to be glowing in her prairie-style long dress. The dress’s pink flowers almost exactly match the rosiness on her cheeks. Seems like March’s “love hangover” isn’t giving her too much trouble.

Even her “Law & Order” co-star, Mariska Hargitay, shared some love over the weekend. Hargitay plays the lead on the show, Detective Olivia Benson. Throughout several early seasons of the show, Hargitay’s Benson and March’s Cabot spent a lot of time on screen together. The two actresses have remained friends even after March left the show.

Hargitay posted a sweet throwback photo of her and March embracing each other and grinning at the camera.

“Nothing but love for this one #HappyBirthday #Beautiful #Brave #Bold #Beaming #Bewitching #BeLoved  @marchstephanie I adore you lovely lady,” Hargitay captioned the post.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Stephanie March Enjoys Birthday Weekend With Husband And Friends

On her Instagram story today, the “Law & Order” star posted more behind-the-scenes photos and videos from her birthday celebration.

From the looks of it, March enjoyed a spread of delicious food and wine. She also showed a hilarious video of her being spun around while blindfolded in preparation for the TacoCat piñata.

One of those photos also included an adorable snap with her tech guru husband, Dan Benton. March and Benton tied the knot in 2017, two years after they met. It was also two years after March divorced her first husband, Food Network icon Bobby Flay.

According to Nicki Swift, the two were happily married for 10 years. It was Flay’s third marriage and March’s first. While they lived in matrimonial bliss for a fairly long time, in 2015, Page Six reported that Flay had been having an affair with his assistant for three years during their marriage. The news devastated the “Law & Order” star, who ended up “challenging her prenup with the celebrity chef and accusing him in court papers of adultery with three women, including actress January Jones,” according to In Touch Weekly.

Now, six years after the divorce, March is happily moved on and surrounded by loving friends and family.