Christopher Meloni, 60, on his ‘zaddy’ sex symbol status: ‘I humbly accept that’

Christopher Meloni
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Christopher Meloni knows fans are thirsting after him and he’s more than ok with that!

Between his portrayal of Elliot Stabler on “Law & Order” and his rippling physique, the 60-year-old actor has been recently dubbed a hot dad, aka “zaddy.” A title Meloni is fully embracing.

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"To the best of my ability, but maybe I'm the zaddy of the moment and I humbly accept that, thank you," he told E! News’ “Daily Pop” earlier this week.

During the last few months, Meloni has not been shy about flaunting his buff body. In August, the father of two put his musculature on full display as he dared to bare posing behind nothing but a metal weight on the cover of Men’s Health.

Other images from the cheeky photoshoot featured the fit actor sporting a speedo swimsuit with the NYC skyline in the background, pretending to pull a truck from his waist, and showing off his flexibility as he performed a split.

While his hard work in the gym has definitely paid off, the sexogenarian admitted he was caught off guard by all the attention.

“The aspect of age comes into play as far as the cover of [this magazine] and how I feel about it,” Meloni shared.  “A friend of mine said, ‘Did you ever think in a million years you’d be on the cover of Men’s Health?’ I said, ‘Certainly not at age 60.’ ”

Along with his physical appearance, Meloni’s acting career is also getting hotter as seen by the recent success of his “Law & Order: SVU” spinoff “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

On both shows, he and Mariska Hargitay continue to get fans’ hearts racing with the hope that their characters of Stabler and Benson will become romantic.

Hargitay has now given confirmation that something more is brewing between the beloved characters.

"It’s all underneath percolating," Hargitay told Today of Benson and Stabler taking their relationship to the next level. "Right now after Stabler being gone for 10 years and the way that he left and the complexity of what’s happened and how he came back surprising me, we’re still finding our way.”

She added: "But it’s complex and real, and I think what I love about it most is that it’s earned. This relationship is truly earned. Not a lot of people have a 23-year relationship."

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