Christopher Meloni Responds to Questions About His "Big Cake" After Photo of His Tight Pants Goes Viral

After a photo of him in tight pants went viral, Christopher Meloni hilariously responded to fans who wanted to know why it looked like he had a little extra padding on his backside.

By Kaitlin Reilly Apr 08, 2021 7:22 PMTags

Christopher Meloni just celebrated his 60th birthday with some "cake." 

Earlier this week, photos of the Law and Order: SVU alum—who just made his triumphant return to the Dick Wolf franchise when his new show, Law and Order: Organized Crime crossed over with Mariska Hargitay's long-running program on April 1—went viral. In one pic, Meloni is rocking tight pants, and standing with one leg in front of the other, giving the impression that he has some serious junk in the trunk. 

On Twitter, fans lost it over the pics. One wrote, "Good morning to the king of peach cakes." Another added, "Meloni got some cake, good on him!" A third joked, "I don't know who's birthday it is but @Chris_Meloni is serving cake for dinner!"

Fortunately, the Handmaid's Tale star was a good sport about the whole thing. When one fan asked, "you wanna explain why you have so much cake???" the actor responded, "Sure- big birthday(60), big boy(200 lbs), big cake."

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Meloni turned 60 on April 2. He celebrated the occasion by posting a pic of his birthday banner, and birthday boy pin, to Instagram.

"Pulling out ALL the stops!" Meloni tweeted. "Whoop whoop! brang the excitement big 60!!"

In a second Instagram post, Meloni spoke to the camera, telling his followers, "I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes they sent my way for my 60th birthday. Bring on 70! and also for supporting Law and Order: Organized Crime and the SVU crossover. A lot of you guys tuned in, and it's very much appreciated. Have a great Easter."

Let's hope his birthday came with plenty of cake—and by "cake," we mean the one with frosting.