Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann brought their three children out for a rare red carpet outing on Monday.
The 2023 New York City Benefit Gala for the Stuttering Association for the Young was attended by members of the family. The pair was honoured for their contributions to SAY by being admitted into the Hall of Fame. They are the proud parents of three children: August, 16, Amaya, 12, and Andrew, 11.
Peter Hermann, left, and Mariska Hargitay, right, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on May 22, 2023, for the Stuttering Association For The Young (SAY) Benefit Gala. The image is credited to Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.
Hargitay told People magazine about her family’s history with SAY.
“Acting communities are where I first encountered Taro [SAY’s creator Taro Alexander]. We have a wide circle of mutual acquaintances. She said, “At first, I thought he was a fantastic human being; he informed me about the organisation, and then he asked us to a function.
Despite having been to “a million fundraisers,” the actress and mother of three said she was impressed by SAY’s efforts and “loving community.”
Beautifully, I could feel my heart cells rearranging themselves at the molecular level.
Hargitay had little trouble finding the assistance she needed for her eldest child.
“It was wonderful to have this welcoming group to introduce our son to and for him to learn from specialists in the field because he stutters.”
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City on May 22, 2023, Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay pose with their kids August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, and Amaya Josephine Hermann, in support of the Stuttering Association For The Young (SAY). (Image by Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy)
August was born to Hargitay and Hermann in 2006, and in 2011, the couple adopted Amaya and Andrew within a six-month span.
The Hargitay family seldom makes public appearances as a unit, but in December 2022, they were all there to celebrate Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
How did they become so big so fast? August has grown into a gorgeous young guy at the age of 16. I still recall when he was born.