Is there anything that married women desire more than the blissful love of their husband? There couldn’t be any. It’s the first wish of every married woman to live a happy married life with husband forever. So, does Mariska Hargitay also prefer to spend her whole life with her husband, Peter Hermann?

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is an American actress who is one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. She is living happily with her husband, Peter Hermann, and kids. How they met each other and when did they get married? You will all know soon. So, let’s scroll down a bit and explore the married life of Mariska.

The Backstory: Mariska Hargitay’s Dating & Married Life with Her Husband

Mariska Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann first met each other in November 2001, on the set of the show Law & Order. Hermann has a recurring role in the series and plays the role of defense attorney Trevor Langan. They started dating each other since then.

Mariska Hargitay with her husband Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay with her husband Peter Hermann.

Caption: Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann appeared at Hampton’s International Film Festival 2016, East Hampton, New York.

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On their first meeting, Hargitay made a joke with Peter which he didn’t think as funny. Later after a few months, Peter asked Hargitay to go to a church. Hargitay told InStyle about her feelings when she saw Peter at the church:

I just about passed out when I saw him there. I thought: That’s my husband.

After dating for two years, Peter popped the question and got engaged with Hargitay in 2004. They solidified their relationship at the Unitarian Historical Chapel in Santa Barbara. The lovebirds married on August 28, 2004, in front of 200 guests. Since then, the pair is living together and has three kids which make their family of 5 members.

The couple still shares a strong bond. Recently, on Peter’s birthday, Hargitay posted a picture on her Instagram account where we can see how much she loves her husband:

Happy Birthday my Peter #myhome #myheart #mylove

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Caption: Mariska wishes her husband, Peter on his birthday, 16 August 2017.

Besides Peter, Hargitay has never dated anyone. She has no past affairs. But a rumor once embroiled that Hargitay hooked up with Maria Bello in 1997. But they were not dating each other but were close friends.

Mariska Hargitay’s Kids

Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann enjoy their family life with three kids: two sons and a daughter. Biologically, Hargitay gave birth to her first child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann on 28th June 2006. The other two kids were adopted later on.

Peter and Hargitay decided to adopt the child to expand their family when August was five years old. August wanted siblings at the time. So, the couple adopted daughter Amaya Hermann and within six months, they adopted another kid: a son Andrew Hermann.

Husband, Wife and Kids

Caption: Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann with their three small kids at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, 8 November 2013.

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The couple has a happy family, and we hope their family will always be happy.

Taylor Swift Vowed To Make a Generous Donation To Mariska Hargitay’s Foundation

Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 that aids the survivor of sexual assault. Recently, Taylor Swift had promised that she would be donating a charity that assists survivors of sexual assault on 14th August 2017. She made good on that promise and donated ‘undisclosed’ but ‘generous’ amount to Hargitay’s Foundation, which the organization confirmed.

Hargitay talked about Swift’s decision with Huffington Post on 16th August 2017:

I hope that Taylor’s very public experience ― and her decision to speak out ― not only helps empower other victims to speak up and take action, but offers them solidarity. I’m honored by her dedication and commitment to these issues, and I’m deeply grateful for her support of the Joyful Heart Foundation

Hargitay is so pleased with Swift’s donation and believes the donation will aid to fight against sexual violence and child abuse. She even tweeted on her Twitter account and expressed her gratefulness to Taylor for the generous donation:

Caption: Taylor Swift is donating a generous amount to Hargitay’s foundation, 17 August 2017.

A Glance on Short Bio of Mariska Hargitay

Mariska is the daughter of actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield. They gave birth to Mariska on 23rd January 1964 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Mariska’s parents divorced and separated in 1964. She attended  UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and Groundlings Theatre and School.

According to the Wiki, Hargitay has cast in many television series: Tequila and Bonetti, Seinfeld, Can’t Hurry Love, ER, and numerous other television programs. She has won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her role as Detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order.

As an outstanding actress, Mariska has a salary of $450,000 per episode, and her estimated net worth is about $45 million.

Quick Facts of Mariska Hargitay

How old is Mariska Hargitay?

55 years

Who are Mariska Hargitay’s parents?

Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay

Who is Mariska Hargitay’s spouse?

Peter Hermann

How tall is Mariska Hargitay?

5 feet 8 inches

What color are Mariska Hargitay’s eyes?

Dark Brown

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