Andrew Nicholas Hargitay Hermann is the second adopted child of Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann. Andrew Nicholas was born on October 19 2011, just few months apart from his sister, Amaya Josephine.
The name 'Andrew' is an English version of the Greek name 'Andreas' which means 'Manly', 'Masculine'. He was named Andrew because his late biological dad's name was also the same.
The name 'Nicholas' is derived from the Greek name 'Nikolaos' which means 'Victory of the people'.
Parent's Net Worth
Andrew's parents are both very famous and rich Hollywood hotshots. His mother, Mariska Hargitay is worth $50 million. She accumulated her riches from being on screen and doing what she is good at.
Mariska is an actress, a director, a producer and an active activist who is also a president of a Joyful Heart Foundation, an organisation which provides all the love and support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Andrew's father, Peter Hermann is worth $10 million. Peter is also an actor, a director and a producer.
Andrew's mother and father have a very strong, healthy and loving marriage. Unlike other celebrities who cheats on their spouses, Mariska and Peter have been very loyal towards each other. They have been married for more than 15 years and they are still going strong passing each day with love, respect, trust and big support.
Andrew was adopted by the Hermanns because Andrew's father had apparently passed away in a car accident. It is also said that Andrew's late father was a very dear friend of Peter and therefore the sad news of Andrew's demise hit Peter and Mariska differently.
The two met Andrew's grieving biological mom and talked about adoption because the condition she was in was not not suitable for a baby to grow up in. Andrew's mother agreed to Peter and Mariska and thereafter started the adoption process.
Unexpected and Fast Adoption
The Hermann family turned into a family of five in the short time span of six months. The parents of two had also explained that adopting Andrew was a quick process and they did not have to face any hardship because adoption is a long process in it itself. Mariska also said that she would describe Andrew as an angel that fell from the heaven because he was very unexpected.