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Mariska Hargitay's Husband Peter Hermann: The Couple Married in 2004!

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Jan 25, 2022 @ 15:00 EST
Mariska Hargitay's Husband Peter Hermann: The Couple Married in 2004!

Mariska Hargitay or Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is in a blissful marital relationship with her husband Peter Hermann. Mariska Hargitay's spouse Peter Hermann is also an actor like her whose most noted work is as Trevor Langan on Mariska starrer Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, director, and philanthropist, who is widely recognized as Olivia Benson from the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She is the founder of Joyful Heart Foundation, which provides support to people who have been victims of sexual abuse.

The Emmy winner did a horror-comedy film Ghoulies in 1985 as her film debut. She made her television debut in 1986 in an adventure drama series Downtown.

Speaking of her personal life, the beautiful actress is happily married to Peter Hermann for 19 years and still going strong.

Who is Mariska Hargitay's Husband Peter Hermann?

Peter Hermann is an American actor mostly known for portraying the character of Charles Brooks in Younger and Trevor Langan in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Law & Order is also where he met his future wife.

Born in New York City to German parents, Mariska Hargitay's husband moved to Germany when he was just two months old. He didn't return to the United States of America until he was 10.

Only after he returned to America did he begin learning English. He went to Yale University. After finishing college, he taught English to high school students through Teach for America.

Hermann stepped into the acting world with brief roles in several television shows such as the soap opera Guiding Light, the ABC Family show Beautiful People, and the Lifetime original series Angela's Eyes.

Apart from those minor roles, he has also done a variety of commercials like the anti-tobacco "Fair Enough" ads. He has also been the face of Persil ProClean detergent since the late 2010s.

To this day, one of his most notable works has been his recurring role as defense attorney Trevor Langan on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2006, Mariska Hargitay's partner did a feature film United 93 essaying the character of Jeremy Glick. Next year, Peter did Broadway of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. The Broadway began performances on February 15, 2007, in preparation for a March 11 opening; its final Broadway performance was on June 24, 2007.

He has also guest-starred on 30 Rock in its first season. Hermann also played the role of Davis Draper in ABC's mid-season replacement series Cashmere Mafia.

He made an appearance in another Broadway War Horse in 2011 and occasionally appeared in Blue Bloods as Erin Reagan's ex-husband John "Jack" Boyle.

Mariska Hargitay's spouse also starred in the comedy-drama television series Younger from 2015 to 2021. He has also written a book for the children If the S in Moose Comes Loose, which was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann's Relationship Timeline

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann have been in a super long relationship that started since the love birds first met in the set of Mariska Hargitay's starrer Law & Order: SVU in November 2001.

Peter Hermann essayed the role of Trevor Langan in Season 3 episode Monogamy. Since then, Hermann has retained a recurring role in the show.

On their first date, Peter Hermann asked Mariska Hargitay to go to church with him. Although she refused at first, she couldn't resist. Her first date with her future husband was so special and she fell in love then and there that she got overwhelmed and started crying in the church. And Peter thought that she was moved by the sermon.

In August 2004, the pair took the plunge and walked down the aisle in Santa Barbara, California, after two years of dating. The couple welcomed an adorable baby boy, August on June 28, 2006.

The perfect little happy family spent five years happily together after which Mariska and Peter decided to gift themself another bundle of joy through adoption in 2011.

Amaya, their daughter, was written in the stars for the partners because after the birth mother they were initially hitched with changed her mind at the final moment, they were connected with Amaya's birth mother.

Mariska Hargitay even helped deliver her. She shared that one of the most meaningful moments in her life had been when Amaya's biological mother and she hugged for a long time.

Later that same year, Mariska and Peter impulsively adopted another baby when they were alerted of the baby being born two months premature. The whole process happened in two days.

In October 2015, the world got to witness the happy family enjoying themselves on Halloween dressed as Fear, Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness from Inside Out.

In 2018, on being asked about his marriage, the Younger star said that there was no secret to his successful marriage and that he and Mariska Hargitay were both working through it. He also shared that he doesn't think that fundamentals are complicated when it comes to relationships.

The couple's going strong forever.

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