Aw how precious. Mariska Hargitay was spotted kissing her daughter Amaya Josephine on the set of Law & Order: SVU Thursday. Lil Amaya was adopted in April by Hargitay and her husband (since 2004) actor and writer Peter Hermann. The couple has a son August, who is five.
U.K.’s Daily Mail speculated that Mariska and Peter may have opted for adoption with their second child because of complications she suffered during her first pregnancy:
Mariska was perhaps put off from getting pregnant again after gaining 54 pounds while carrying her son and contracting gestational diabetes.
Combined with the 15-hour work days on the set, she found comfort in food and by her third trimester had put on nearly 56 lbs.
She said at the time: ‘I was overwhelmed by my lack of energy. All I could do to survive was to eat.’
We are happy to see mother and child are bonding well. Cue the comments about how Mariska will cope with Amaya Josephine’s hair in 5…4…3… 2… 1