Mariska Hargitay And Peter Hermann Make Rare Public Appearance With Their Kids

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The Law and Order: SUV star, Mariska Hargitay, and husband Peter Hermann and their three kids spent some quality time together at the opening night of the Big Apple Circus at the Lincoln Center in New York City this past Sunday.

The family of five – their daughter Amaya Josephine, 8, plus their two sons Andrew Nicoles, 8, and August Miklos Friedrich, 13 – posed for some rare red carpet photos for the event.

Other celebrity families who attended the event included Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s 9-year old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, were also there to support their dad – who was the celebrity ringmaster for the night. Also attending the event was supermodel Coco Rocha and her children, 4-year-old daughter Ioni James and 18-month-old son Iver Eames.

Hargitay and Hermann sat down with PEOPLE in June to speak about their decision to adopt Amaya and Andrew, and how it strengthened the couple’s unconditional bond and positive pivotal moment in their marriage.

“We adopted Amaya, and Andrew, I always describe it as this angel that fell out of the sky, because he was a little unexpected,” said Hargitay.

“It’s something that happened very quickly, when adoption can take a long time,” Hargitay stated. “We were so beautifully and surprisingly … not because we’re not in sync, but surprisingly in sync about something so huge. So momentous.”

“I always get so private about our kids, but I think that the easiest way or the easiest answer is we just wanted a bigger family and we feel incredibly blessed,” said Hermann.

“I think there is such beauty in the divine architecture of how this family was built,” said Hargitay.

Brittany R

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