If you needed any more proof that Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and her husband were the cutest couple on the internet, look no further.
We all know and love Mariska Hargitay for her role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU. Hargitay has starred on the Law & Order spinoff since 1999. And during that time, she quickly became one of the fan favorites on the show. Not only is SVU still running to this very day, but Thursday night also marked an incredible milestone. The iconic show finally hit its 500th episode.
But not only does Hargitay have Law & Order: SVU to thank for her decades on the air, she can also be thankful that the show introduced her to her husband Peter Hermann. The couple officially tied the knot back in August of 2004. They began their relationship after Hermann made a guest appearance on the show during season 3 back in 2002. He played Trevor Langan to Hargitay’s Benson, and still pops in on the show from time to time.
Two years after the couple got married, Hargitay and Hermann welcomed their son August in June of 2006. They went on to adopt another daughter, Amaya and son, Andrew, in 2011.
It’s clear that Hargitay and Hermann have gotten closer and closer over the years. And their relationship has only gotten stronger. So, when Benson and Law & Order: SVU hit the 500-episode mark on Thursday night, Hermann was one of the first to congratulate the well-deserving Mariska Hargitay.”
“@Mariska You’re at 500 episodes tonight. You astonish me,” Hermann wrote in a tweet. “We met in episode 54. Best 447 episodes of my life. Congratulations, you beautiful life force. I love you. #SVU.”
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Fans Gush Over Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann’s Relationship
We’re not the only ones who think that the two Law & Order: SVU actors are adorable. Numerous fans took to social media to gush over the couple’s relationship and congratulate them on SVU’s 500th episode.
“Always loved the episode where you were hired to defend her when she was being set up for murder. Good episode,” one of the top comments reads.
“I just looked up ‘relationship goals’ in the dictionary and what do you know… this picture and post were front and center,” said another SVU fan.
“And the two of you get to share the screen in her historical milestone! Congratulations Mariska!! Here’s to 500 more!! #SVU500 #MariskaHargiDay.”
The long-awaited Law & Order: SVU Season 23 officially debuted back on Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The series’ milestone 500th episode is airing as the sixth episode of season 23. And not to include any spoilers, but we will see the return of Detective Nick Amaro.