Mariska Hargitay should thank Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for more than just decades of work. The hit NBC drama also introduced her to husband Peter Hermann.
The couple, who tied the knot in August 2004, began their lasting relationship after his 2002 guest appearance. Hermann has continued his role as Trevor Langan to Hargitay’s Olivia Benson throughout the series’ run, popping in from time-to-time as their offscreen romance thrived.
Two years after their wedding, the pair welcomed son August in June 2006 and later adopted daughter Amaya and son Andrew in 2011.
Not only do fans admire Hargitay’s marriage to Hermann, but they also ship her SVU character with Christopher Meloni’s alter ego Elliot Stabler, who is Benson’s former partner.
After the trio were jokingly referred to as one of the most “progressive marriages in Hollywood,” the Blue Bloods star noted on E! News’ Daily Pop in May 2021, “We make it work.”
In fact, the actors are all friends off screen. “Sometimes Chris and I have some things to negotiate, but we’ve gotten really good at communicating with each other,” Hermann said. “There’s a lot of give and take. In the end, all three of us are really happy.”
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