Mariska Hargitay and her husband made a rare red carpet appearance together with all three of their children.
Hargitay, who has starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 20-plus years, is the mother of three children with her husband, Peter Hermann.
The family stepped out for the 2023 Stuttering Association For The Young (SAY) Benefit Gala at The Edison Ballroom on May 22, posing for a few snaps on the event’s red carpet.
In the pictures, the family of five—husband of 19 years, Peter Hermann, and the couple’s three children: August, 16, Amaya, 12, and Andrew, 11— flashed smiles for the camera.
Mariska Hargitay met her future husband, Peter Hermann, when he appeared as a guest star on Season Three of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
The two started dating shortly after their initial encounter in 2001, and in 2004, they got married.
Months after meeting on “Law & Order: SVU,” Hargitay said that she and Hermann were having a discussion about religion, per InStyle. She said Hermann then asked him to church.
“I think God is very much in us. Faith is a huge part of our life. And I think everything happens for a reason,” Hargitay told SF Gate.
August, who is Hargitay and Hermann’s first son and their only biological child, was born on June 28, 2006.
After starting the adoption process in 2010, which included meeting with an adoption lawyer and completing home inspections, Hargitay and Hermann adopted their daughter, Amaya Josephine, in 2011.
Soon after Hargitay and Hermann brought home Amaya, they received a call from their adoption lawyer, telling them a baby boy, who was born two months premature, was available for adoption. That baby was their second son Andrew.
In a March 2018 interview with People, Hargitay opened up about the life that she’s created with Hermann.
“My husband is my North Star, and my kids are my teachers,” she said.
“Our family is so perfect, or at least perfect for me,” Hargitay added. “Together we’re just this whole, happy, joyful, chaotic, crazy unit. I’ve never known anything that was more right.”
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