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Olivia Benson finally reveals her feelings for Elliot Stabler in Law and Order: SVU finale 

For years, fans of the show Law and Order: SVU have longed for characters Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler to get together romantically – and now ‘Bensler’ supporters may finally see their dreams come true.

In a new episode of the show, which aired on Thursday, Olivia – who is played by Mariska Hargitay – confessed her feelings for her former partner, Elliot, who is portrayed by Christopher Meloni – leaving many people on the web in shambles.

As fans know, the two characters worked together to solve crimes and put criminals behind bars for 12 seasons – until 2011, when Christopher unfortunately left the show due to contract disagreements.

Ten years later, he reprised the role for the spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime. The character then reunited with Mariska’s in a highly-anticipated crossover episode earlier this year.

For years, fans of the show Law and Order: SVU have longed for characters Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler to get together – and now, ‘Bensler’ supporters may see their dreams come true

In a new episode of the show, which aired on Thursday, Olivia, played by Mariska Hargitay, confessed her feelings for her former partner Elliot, played by Christopher Meloni

In a new episode of the show, which aired on Thursday, Olivia, played by Mariska Hargitay, confessed her feelings for her former partner Elliot, played by Christopher Meloni

She told fellow officer Amanda Rollins that Elliot was her 'home,' but that she never pursued him because he was married. Pictured is Olivia

'I did feel like Stabler was my home,' Olivia told Amanda (pictured). 'The thing is, I didn't have a right or a claim. He is somebody else's husband'

She told fellow officer Amanda Rollins that Elliot was her ‘home,’ but that she never pursued him because he was married

Thanks to their strong bond and undeniable chemistry, many viewers have wanted the characters to form a romantic relationship for years

Thanks to their strong bond and undeniable chemistry, many viewers have wanted the characters to form a romantic relationship for years 

Thanks to their strong bond and undeniable chemistry, many viewers have wanted the characters to form a romantic relationship for years, but much to the disappointment of the general pubic, they never became a thing – likely because Elliot was married to a different woman named Kathy throughout most of the show.

But now in the mid-season finale of its 24th season, Olivia admitted to fellow officer Amanda Rollins that she totally loved Elliot, while calling him her ‘home.’

‘I used to joke about you two being in a motel room,’ Amanda told Olivia, to which she responded: ‘I did feel like Stabler was my home. But he left me and I’m not over it.

‘The thing is, I didn’t have a right or a claim. He is somebody else’s husband.’ 

But Elliot's wife Kathy was killed during season 22 and Olivia added that her being gone has finally made it 'possible' for them to get together

But Elliot’s wife Kathy was killed during season 22 and Olivia added that her being gone has finally made it ‘possible’ for them to get together

'It would almost be easier...' Olivia trailed off, as Amanda interjected, 'If Kathy hadn't died?' Mariska's character then added: 'With her gone, it's like there's nothing but possibility'

‘It would almost be easier…’ Olivia trailed off, as Amanda interjected, ‘If Kathy hadn’t died?’ Mariska’s character then added: ‘With her gone, it’s like there’s nothing but possibility’

As fans know, the two characters worked together to solve crimes and put criminals behind bars for 12 seasons - until 2011, when Christopher unfortunately left the show

As fans know, the two characters worked together to solve crimes and put criminals behind bars for 12 seasons – until 2011, when Christopher unfortunately left the show

In a dramatic turn of events, Elliot’s wife Kathy was killed off during the crossover and Olivia explained in the latest episode that her being gone has finally made it ‘possible’ for them to potentially get together.

Ten years later, he reprised the role for the spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime. The character then reunited with Mariska's in a highly-anticipated crossover episode earlier this year

Ten years later, he reprised the role for the spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime. The character then reunited with Mariska’s in a highly-anticipated crossover episode earlier this year

‘It would almost be easier…’ Olivia continued as Amanda interjected: ‘If Kathy hadn’t died? She was the boundary.’

Olivia then gave fans of the pairing some hope, adding: ‘Now with her gone, it’s like there’s nothing but possibility, which is paralyzing.’

‘If things don’t go well, there’s so much to lose. A whole friendship,’ Amanda pointed out.

‘That is why I am so grateful for you,’ Olivia responded.

Naturally, the internet went wild over the admission, with people flocking to Twitter to share their excitement. 

The internet quickly went wild over the admission, with some people saying they were 'sobbing' over it and others calling it a 'dream' come true

The internet quickly went wild over the admission, with some people saying they were ‘sobbing’ over it and others calling it a ‘dream’ come true

‘IT’S FINALLY HERE. THE DAY OLIVIA BENSON CONFESSES HER LOVE FOR ELLIOT STABLER (sic),’ one ecstatic fan wrote.

‘Elliot Stabler has been Olivia Benson’s home since 1999. Bye,’ another added. 

‘I’ll never get over her admitting it, and that the only reason they couldn’t act on their feelings was his wife,’ someone else said.

‘Olivia Benson acknowledging that she was in love with Elliot Stabler through the [original] years … is everything we ever wanted to hear,’ a different user gushed.

‘This is what I’ve been waiting for,’ a fifth tweet read, while a sixth said: ‘This is something out of my wildest dreams.’

‘OLIVIA JUST SAID ELLIOT WAS HER HOME (sic). I can’t stop sobbing,’ another viewer tweeted.

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