There’s a good reason why the Law & Order: SVU actress decided to cut back her working hours, and now we know why.
Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann, are proud parents of a new baby boy, Andrew Nicolas, according to People magazine.
“We never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly, but something inside of us knew that this was right, and we said ‘Yes, yes, yes!'” the mom of three tells People.
“We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”
The couple had also adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, just six months ago, and have a biological child together, 5-year-old August.
Speaking about the decision to adopt their daughter Amaya earlier this year, the actress said that bringing her home was a perfect decision for their newly multi-racial family.
Hargitay said, “We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered.”
“We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here.”
While some celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Meg Ryan have adopted their children from foreign countries such as Cambodia and China, many other stars have opted to adopt domestically, including Sandra Bullock and Denise Richards.
Richards, who kept her two-year-long adoption process “extremely quiet,” says she was inspired to adopt a child from the U.S. after her own mother, Joni Richards, died of cancer. Bullock adopted her son, New Orleans-born Louis Bardo, shortly after her divorce from ex-husband Jesse James in 2010.
Congrats to Mariska on the new addition her family!
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