Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann endured a long and emotionally challenging journey to finally reach their beautiful family of five and now, things couldn’t be better for the happy couple.
“They’re awesome and perfect,” the star tells Us Weekly of sons August, 5, and Andrew, 9 months, and daughter Amaya, 14 months. “My heart just keeps getting bigger and bigger.”
And most of us moms can relate to Mariska finding joy in even the most mundane parts of motherhood.
“I get very excited about my double stroller,” she explains. “Every time I look at it, I get a shot of adrenaline and joy because I think, This is real! I have everything I need. Our house is very joyful.”
Recently, Mariska opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about her and her hubby’s surprising second adoption.
Just months after bringing home daughter Amaya after an emotionally trying adoption process, the couple’s lawyer called them to let them know an agency had a newborn boy ready to be adopted as well.
“It was one of those things that we were not expecting at all and my husband and I looked at each other and have never been more sure about anything,” the actress tearfully recalls about their decision to bring home baby Andrew. “This has been a year of true blessings.”