Is ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Kelli Giddish Married?


May 11 2023, Updated 1:58 p.m. ET

Kelli Giddish as Amanda Rollins on 'Law & Order: SVU'
Source: Michael Greenburg/NBC

Fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit know all about Amanda Rollins’ family outside the precinct, but what about her portrayer’s personal life? Is Kelli Giddish married? Does she have kids? We’ve got the scoop below…

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Kelli has been a series regular on the show for more than a decade now, though you might also know the actress from her starring roles in the soap opera All My Children or the crime dramas Past Life and Chase. (Funnily enough, she also guest-starred on SVU as a different character in 2007.)

And unlike her TV characters, the 41-year-old seems to lead a relatively drama-free life…

Is Kelli Giddish married?

Kelli Giddish
Source: Getty Images

Giddish is indeed a married woman. She tied the knot with Beau Richards on November 7, 2021.

Kelly was previously married to Lawrence Faulborn. The duo tied the knot over the summer of 2015, and according to E! News, they said their I do’s in an oceanside ceremony in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

And it’s safe to say Lawrence found a muse in his wife: According to Forsyth County News, he’s responsible for murals of Kelli in New York City. The two also share children together.

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Kelli said that her SVU bosses made ample accommodations for her when she and Lawrence started a family. “I’ve never felt more supported in my life as when I was pregnant and working on this show,” she said. “I had my kid, and they gave me all the time I needed, but, of course, I love to work, so I was going, ‘Excuse me, I’m waiting to come back to work.’ They let me set the pace, and that’s not something that ever happens in TV.”

Is Kelli Giddish pregnant?

As of this writing, there’s no report of Kelli Giddish being pregnant at the moment. But the actress already has two kids with her previous husband, Lawrence: son Ludo, born in October 2015, and son Charlie, born in November 2018. The news that Kelli was pregnant with Ludo came just hours after costar Ice-T announced he and wife Coco were expecting a little one, with SVU showrunner Warren Leight joking on Twitter that the long-running NBC procedural was “the most fertile show on Earth.”

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In fact, SVU viewers have even seen Ludo playing one of Kelli’s onscreen daughters. Kelli told E! News in February 2016 that she was initially ambivalent about putting her baby in the show, so she talked it over with her husband and her mother.

Kelli's character also appeared on the May 11, 2023 episode of Law and Order: Organized Crime, and while her character is pregnant in the episode, Kelli has not reported whether she is also pregnant. Her Instagram shows no indication of pregnancy. However, the past two times Kelli was pregnant, it was written into the show for her character.

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