Despite the fact that Mariska Hargitay spends her time fighting crime on screen as Detective Olivia Benson in "Law and Order: SVU," off camera she's raising three adorable kids with her husband, "Younger" star Peter Hermann. After getting married in 2004, the pair welcomed their first child together, son August, in 2006. Hargitay and Hermann went on to adopt a daughter, Amaya, and another son, Andrew, in 2011.
While speaking with People in March 2020, Hargitay said she loves spending time at home with her family. "Being at home, this is my happy place," she told the outlet. "The idea of being home changes everything, and I can see it with my kids too, that idea of, 'Oh, OK, Mama's home, everything is fine.' And in this house, it's happy chaos when everyone is here." She also called being a mom "the most important thing I'll ever do."
In a 2023 interview with the publication, Hargitay shared more details about her family, specifically her first son August, who has a stutter, as she and her husband became new inductees in the Stuttering Association for the Young's (SAY) Hall of Fame. The couple's three kids accompanied them to the organization's benefit gala and posed for a rare red carpet appearance on May 22. "Our son stutters and it was so beautiful to have this lovely community to introduce him to and learn about it from the experts," the "SVU" star said at the event, adding of SAY, "It's been so exciting to learn and to understand and educate people because as soon as people know, they're like, 'Oh, my gosh. Thank you. Tell me more. Tell me more.' It's been just a beautiful journey."
Unlike some other super-private celebrities, Hargitay and Hermann are OK with bringing their children into the spotlight every now and again, whether it's to share sweet photos of them all on social media, support a worthy cause, or pose on the red carpet. And who can blame them? All three are cuties!
Read ahead to meet the couple's children and get a closer look at their sweet family of five.