Even though Mariska Hargitay didn't have an unpleasant life, God made a great gift for her – strong marriage. She tied the knot with Law & Order: SVU co-star Peter Hermann in 2004. Their wedding wasn't traditional: her gown was pale pink, a cake was with their initials in Swarovski crystals, they had a gospel choir, and so forth!
Mariska didn't forget about her late mother, whose young life was tragically cut off in a car accident. She was carrying a locket on her mother and grandmother's photos so that they would also be on her wedding.
The successful marriage of 15 years
Many Hollywood couples have an on-and-off relationship, and eventually, they call it quits. However, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann have been toughening their love since 2004, and more years are yet to come.
The two candidly revealed the key to their long-lasting love. Hermann said, "There's no secret" but they do pay attention to fundamentals.
Our son plays basketball and his coach says, ‘Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals,’ and I think when it comes to relationships, the fundamentals, in the end, are not that complicated.
The couple also noted that they just keep through everything, whether these fundamentals are easy or complicated. Hermann says that these things are "kindness, listen well, and fight fair."
It sounds like excellent advice, don't you think so? We all need to fight for people we love and things that are precious to us.
What about their children?
Oh, kids. Ruefully, the A-list actress had a painful road to motherhood. The Hargitay-Hermann kin consists of one biological son August Miklos Friedrich and two adopted children, Amaya Josephine and Andrew Nicolas.
After the first son, the couple wanted to have more kids but they were pretty mature for the natural process, so they had to turn to adoption.
Now Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are spouses of 15 years and doting parents to their 3 children. We wish the best of them for the rest of their lives!