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Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay adopts a son, too



rsz_tbd-mariskahargitay102011.jpgActress Mariska Hargitay has already scaled back her time on Law & Order: SVU when she adopted daughter Amaya Josephine six months ago, but expect to see even less of her. She and husband Peter Hermann have just adopted a son. Now they have a set!

To be fair, she already has a 5-year-old named August, but the couple brought home Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, who was born over the summer. What's with all the A names? The adoption went quickly, too, with the new boy coming home a mere week after the paperwork was filed.

"We never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly, but something inside of us knew that this was right, and we said, 'Yes, yes, yes!'" Hargitay told People. "We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right." 

She adds that Andrew and his older sister Amaya already are getting along great: "They'll lie in the crib together, and she'll hold his hand and put her arm around him. She's already so protective of him." Hargitay wil be working four days a week now, so that should help keep the paparazzi away.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:31pm]


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