Mariska Hargitay is one of TV’s most popular leading women after starring on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Olivia Benson for 20 seasons, yet she somehow manages to stay out of the spotlight. While it is easier for stars with non-famous partners to keep a low-profile in their personal lives, Hargitay is actually married to handsome actor Peter Hermann! The duo make for one incredible couple and after nearly 15 years of marriage they are just as strong as ever. Check out these things you didn’t know about the pair, their love story and their relationship now:
12. How They Met
Like quite a few other celebrity couples, Hargitay and Hermann met on set! After having previously appeared on Law & Order in 2000, Hermann joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2001 as defense attorney Trevor Langan. Although Hermann definitely noticed Hargitay, she approached him and tried to break the ice with a joke, which apparently didn’t go over very well. “He didn’t think I was funny,” she told InStyle. Meanwhile Hermann insists he was just trying to play it cool around the show’s leading lady.