Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann have a beautiful love story and family. It's not often that people can say they knew their partner was "the one" from the first meeting, but Hargitay felt an instant connection with Hermann. They faced some challenges along the way, but ultimately, they realized that they were meant to be together and got married in 2004. They now have three children and live in a townhouse on the Upper West Side. Hargitay has spoken about how her family is her happy place, and she credits her children with teaching her to be a better parent. She also values the teamwork between her and Hermann as parents, and their differences complement each other well. Overall, it's a heartwarming love story and family dynamic.