Mariska Hargitay Shared a Sweet Image of Herself and Peter Hermann With 1 Word That Says It All

Mariska Hargitay is known for her pivotal role as Captain Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, but she has more to thank the series for than just her celebrity. Hargitay actually met her husband, Peter Hermann, on the series, where Hermann played a defense attorney named Trevor Langan.

Hargitay recently posted a sweet photo with her husband, and she included just one word in the caption that seemingly says it all.

Where did they go on their first date?

Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay | Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic

Hargitay and Hermann met in 2002, and they chose for their first date to go to church together. Hargitay spoke with People and revealed that she started “sobbing” during the service, but it wasn’t for the reason she says Hermann thought. She actually realized that Hermann was “the one,” and it was an emotional experience for her.

“We went to church together, and it was like getting hit with a lightning bolt,” Hargitay revealed. “I just started sobbing. Peter thought I was crying because I was so moved by the service. No, it was because I was just overwhelmed, realizing he was the one.”

Hargitay and Hermann have come a long way since that important first date. They were married in 2004, and they have three children together now – August, Amaya, and Andrew.

Mariska Hargitay shared a sweet image of herself and Peter Hermann with 1 word that says it all

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Hargitay and Hermann’s love for one another is undeniable, especially when looking at pictures of them together. Thanksgiving just took place on November 26, and it’s synonymously known as a time to reflect and be grateful. Hargitay recently shared an image of herself laughing and holding Hermann, who holds her in return while smiling at the camera. Everything else around them is phased out of the shot, with the emphasis on the couple.

In the caption, Hargitay chose to use just one word, and it truly says it all. “Grateful,” Hargitay wrote on Instagram.

It’s clear that Hargitay is grateful for her husband, and that they have an undeniable bond and connection. Who wouldn’t be grateful for that? The tribute is extremely sweet and says a lot about their relationship together. They just seem to be getting better with time. With just one word, Hargitay says it all, shining a light on how she feels about her husband.

Fans react

As can be expected, fans had a lot of thoughts on Hargitay’s sweet post about her husband. Over 115,000 people liked it, and more than 2,100 commented on it. People seem to truly have nothing but love for this couple.

“You guys look so blissful!” a fan pointed out in the comments.

One fan thanks the couple for “the goals” that the relationship between Hargitay and Hermann “represents.” “Thankful for the goals this relationship represents! 😍❤️,” a fan also wrote.

“Favorite couple ever,” said another Instagram user.

A fan says they are “thankful” for both Hargitay and Hermann. “I’m thankful for the both of y’all 😭,” they said.

Cutest couple, parents, and power-duo out there!!! ❤️❤️,” said another fan.

One fan thanks the couple for “sharing” their love. “Such a beautiful picture. Your love is written on your faces. Thank you for sharing that love with us. ♥️,” they said.

Hargitay’s sweet post truly says it all when it comes to her feelings about her husband, and fans really seem to appreciate that.