from Good Housekeeping Sept. 2010 issue:\
Today, in her backyard with friends and family %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94 "we love to pile houseguests in" %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94 Hargitay has little more to worry about than pulling lunch together. "I set a mean table," she says, pointing to a festive dining area underneath the canopy of a cherry tree. Hermann, who was born in Germany, tells August to take his place at the table %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94 in German. "We want him to be multilingual," says Hargitay, who speaks Hungarian, Italian, and French. "Peter speaks to him in German. God knows I can''t do it." "Everyone, please hold hands," August directs as his father, then his mother, says grace. They give thanks for the food, their health, the beautiful day, and the company of friends. They ask for guidance and to grow closer to God.
[quote]Playing Olivia Benson, she says, "fulfills me as an artist and rewards me even more as a human being.\
Wow, she thinks she is an artist just because she lucked out and got a spot on a TV show. Hilarious.
[quote]And on that day, in that church, an inner voice told her that she had not gotten married yet because she had been waiting for Hermann. "I had been engaged before, but what I felt for Peter I had never felt before %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94 it was knowing that someone else put you first and that you put him first. A lot of people have doubts on their wedding day, but I was never so sure and happy. We were going into the unknown together and were taking care of each other the way you''re supposed to when you are married."\
I think Harlequin romance novels are in her future.
That woman takes bearding to a whole new level. She''s the female Tom Cruise. I can''t imagine what thoughts must go through her head if she really is a lesbian.
It''s a little "too" much, you know what I mean? It''s nice to hear about people making it, together, but she always pushes it into weird, stepford "I can''t quite believe this" territory I''d roll my eyes at even if I believed she was completely straight.
Marish is a frau.
"A lot of people have doubts on their wedding day...."%0D\
It is lovely that she is floating through life and lives in such a pastel world. The article was so syrupy sweet it could give a person diabetes.
Anyone else find this curious? "For a while she had a boyfriend who paid her bills. "When we broke up, he said I owed him 60 grand," Hargitay says, cracking up. "I''m a payer-backer. So as soon as I could, I paid him off.""
Their first date was at church...
"It really prepared me for motherhood, because as a cop, you are in charge of any emergency and you need to stay calm, take control, and get the help and the attention you need to fix it. It''s the same thing with being a parent."%0D\
O dear ... she doesn''t know the difference between real life and a role she plays !!
I read the entire article and now I have a cavity ...
wow. between this article and marcia cross''s oft-played juice commercial with her kids, the closet doors are being secured with another round of heavy-duty bolts and chains.
R15, those aren''t Marsha''s kids in the juice commercials. They''re some child actors
Um. didn''t they split? Seems like this article is entirely superfluous.
r16 i know those are not her kids. but she is clambering further and further into the closet in her role as mom and wife.
I don''t think she is that desperate to prove she is straight, maybe she being straight because she actually is, same as the gay guys with Jake.\
BTW her husband is hot.
Maybe, r19, pigs will fly out of your butt this morning too.
This girl really needs to shut up already....we get it you are straight!
She''s delusional for sure.
[quote] O dear ... she doesn''t know the difference between real life and a role she plays !!%0D\
Apparently she can''t. In interviews she speaks in first person when talking about Benson. She says things like "And then I said...." when she really means something Benson said. %0D\
Plus she used to wear her engagement (or wedding) ring on SVU. I don''t know if she still does it, I don''t watch it anymore.
The husband is incredibly hot - I only realized this after seeing him on "30 Rock."
Mariska Hargitay needs to reitre from acting after Law & Order: SVU because she''s FUCKING boring. That''s all. FUCKING boring. She has plenty of money and is set for life. Thank goodness. Ugh!!!
Disgusted With Her
Why is hated on DL again?
She went offensively overboard in both life and her tv role to try to convince people she''s not gay. Everyone still thinks she gay but they now also think she''s deranged and pathetic.
...is because is self-loathing closet-case...
[quote]...is because is self-loathing closet-case..\
You just described half of the actors and actresses in Hollywood. It''s not just Mariska.
I also think that if Mariska have never been on Law & Order: SVU she would not even be talked about.
Actually if lesbians weren''t so starved for representation on the small screen Mariska would not even be talked about. Gah, lesbians try to find subtext in everything.
[quote]Gah, lesbians try to find subtext in everything%0D\
and gay men don''t?
Where Mariska is concerned, r32, there is HUGE subtext as She. Is. GAY.
Seriously, why do you people assume she''s gay? I don''t think anyone except for some hector projectors on this board believes she''s gay. Where''s the proof?
r35. Where''s the proof Travolta''s gay?
I believe Travolta''s gay or at least bi, just from all the anecdotal evidence I''ve seen throughout the years. I''ve never heard about any same-sex hookups with Mariska, just a lot of conjecture and wishful thinking.
Not from me.\
She''s a hardened closet-case who''s willing to live a lie, much like Marcia Cross.\
They are my two least favorite actresses. I don''t "want" them to be gay. But they are.
[quote] Where''s the proof?%0D\
Here. And read the first page completely.
R35, where''s the proof that Chris Meloni is gay? Or Anderson Cooper? Or Wentworth Miller?
I interview actors for various media outlets; the ones who go on and on and on like Mariska does always have rumors circulating about them.%0D\
The ones who never want to talk about their love lives are the ones who I think are always straight.%0D\
She''s hardly an A-list actor like Travolta. She''s a TV actress who can fly under the radar. Why would she need to beard? Why would anyone care one way or the other? Is she the most feminine woman in the universe? Probably not, but that doesn''t mean she''s a lesbian.
[quote] Why would she need to beard? Why would anyone care one way or the other?%0D\
You are about 7 years and thousands of threads late. We discussed this ad nauseam.
That''s why I have always believed that Dana Delany is gay, R41. She never shuts up about her private life but she never really seems to say anything of importance, though. \
But you are only half right, though. Queen Latifah doesn''t talk about her private life but she''s gay. Wentworth Miller is another one that doesn''t talk about private affairs and is gay.
Gee. Who could this be?\
"Which tough-as-nails TV babe has a tender spot for children with AIDS? She recently donated $100,000 to care for two children who have the disease. She did it quietly, trying to keep the media from swarming around her. She''s done an admirable job of staying out of the tabloids, despite a top-20 TV show, high-profile relationships with A-list actresses, and a mother who will go down in history as having one of the more gruesome deaths in Hollywood."
She''s a poor man''s Sandra Bullock who found a niche on a TV show. Plain and simple.
Sure, but she''s a closeted poor man''s sandy bullock.....
I don''t think she is gay, her husband is obviously not gay, and he is a very good looking man, who could have had a hot real wife, so why would he merkin for her?
Gee, r49. You''ve caused me to rethink all I know and by gosh you''re right!! She MUST be straight.\
I mean, Kelly Preston is butt-ugly, which is why she agreed to beard for John Travolta.
No probs r50, see of you put a little bit of logic to these things, the truth is always plain and simple.\
btw I won''t call Kelly Preston butt-ugly, I think that was a whole scientology thing.
She''s gay. He''s a merkin. Get over it.
He''s to hot to be a merkin. deal with it.
...and she''s too hot to be a beard; and I''m too hot to be a merkin.
The troll is just having some fun, R54. Don''t pay attention.
It''s really not right to accuse someone of being gay without the proper evidences. Until you show me a pic of her kissing or in bed with another female, I have no choice to believe she''s a normal straight woman.
I was one of the naysayers regarding her gayness for a long time. However, how many pictures are out there of her hanging all over a man? There are plenty of her with women. I have plenty of female friends, but I don''t maul them in public. They don''t sit on my lap for pictures. I bet lots of straight women would say the same thing.
...and to continue from my previous post... she has at least 8 million reasons to beard. Especially when she couldn''t get a good acting gig to save her life before SVU. She is close to 50 and her previous financial hardships have probably taught her a pretty good lesson about what it is like not having money. So, if your bosses tell you to be perceived as straight or else, you''re gonna do what you have to do.
"...tricky marriage moments...."\
Like how to get her gf and his bf in and out of the bedroom?
Why would a straight hot man like Peter merkin for her? I can get why an actress would berd for an A-list actor and milk the fuck of the PR.\
But these two have a family and live a low key life. It doesn''t make sense.
Mariska is beautiful, talented and kind and good.%0D\
That''s all that matters imho %0D\
Yes her husband is hot.
Sorry. No. Just, no.\
His ''hotness'' is irrelevant.\
Most of the closeted married couples in show business are good-looking.
I don''t know whether she''s gay or not but after seeing that she makes $395,000 an episode on the other thread, I can see why an actor like Peter Herrmann, who is attractive but has never really made it in the business, would agree to marry her whether he loved her or not. He''s living the good life he would never have been able to get himself, has a child, and probably a lot of whatever kind of sex he wants for himself.
She''s simply saying what the hausfrau readers of GH want to read.\
I doubt she means any of it, especially with both of them being on the down low. \
Who are they really with?
Her last known girlfriend was Hilary Swank. I think it''s assumed they''re still together. I''m not sure if any of his boyfriends have ever been known.
Didn''t someone on the show say that they have zero husband-and-wife chemistry?
Ok for the last time. Mariska and Hillary are both normal heterosexual women and grand friends. So they travel together...what of it? Peter is a normal heterosexual man. He has no bf nor has he ever. He likes women. He loves Mariska and she loves him. They are just a normal heterosexual couple. Why can''t you homosexuals see that?
Cheryl you forgot to sign your post and threaten to alert The Editor.
Yes, R72. The editor that has a twitter account let that slip. That was the only smart thing she ever wrote.%0D\
She''s the one that thinks that Olivia and Elliot have sexual chemistry and that they should get together and have baby detectives. She spends all day on twitter talking about SVU and gushing about Meloni like a lovesick teenager. She''s so caught up in her fantasies she probably hasn''t noticed that Meloni isn''t straight and neither is Mariska.
Well, thank goodness they''re normal!
And the rest of us are not?
normal normal normal.\
Interesting that you keep stressing that.\
Gays are actually quite normal too.\
When they are hiding in the closet, they become ABnormal.
Who were Peter''s girlfriends before Mariska? And tell me what attractive 40 year old woman only has two "boyfriends" in her life prior to her husband??\
Yes, they are both VERY attractive. Gay people are attractive too, duh! Peter is as gay as an Easter bonnet. And there are rumors about Grant Show, her "fiancee" as well. The frauen seem more concerned with defending her straightness than the fact she is lying to them to get a bigger paycheck than any of them will ever see. What gives??
p.s. Ask Peter about Ian Sommerholder.
I think the best would be to troll-dar R75 and avoid every yellow post he/she writes.%0D\
That poster is so deranged, there''s no reason to discuss with her/him.
True enough, and its post at r56 is also a gem.
I don''t know about deranged, R82, but this poster is certainly a troll that gets a kick out of getting people riled up. Like R55 said, he/she is just having fun. Just don''t pay attention.%0D\
The troll is the only poster keeping this thread going.
you are right; my bad for always taking the bait.
frequent poster r83
I can understand if Peter was gay, and that pic oh her and Hilary has a lesbian vibe, but I don''t think Peter is gay. He is very handsome and tall. So it kinda puts a different spin on it.
You homosexuals that advocate that Mariska is queer make no sense. If she was desperately hiding in the closet, and thus doing all those family-oriented photo ops, why would she deliberately pose for photos (for example, with Hillary Swank) that might call into question her sexual orientation. Either she is terrified of being outed OR she isn''t. It can''t be both. You homosexuals can''t have it both ways.
[quote]I don''t think Peter is gay. He is very handsome and tall.\
So is Tommy Tune, R86. And your point is?
Gee, you''re dumb!
Does anyone think that Mariska will ever get a star on the Walk of Fame?
I think r87 IS Mariska.
I think R87 is right
What are you talking about, r91 and r92?
I like how on the video she turns and looks like she wants to run and Hilary just looks at her and smiles like what is wrong with you, stop panicking, it will be find.
That''s fine not find.
Typically people who are straight don''t find the need to "prove it" by talking about it all the time. That is classic behavior of a closet case.
Hilary Swank and Mariska? I thought mariska had better taste than that
Exactly, R97. Closet case Jada Pinkett Smith never stops talking about sex. Julianna Margulies has joined the club and can''t seem to stop talking about her husband and child. This article was linked in the thread about the BI about a lesbian couple. It''s one of many articles where she talks about her marriage. She''s the new Mariska.
Her husband didn''t exactly have a great career before their marriage. 1 season on a soap and single episodes on some series - I''m sure he married her for the exposure and contacts.
He must be friends with Tina Fey to have gotten the "30 Rock" gig.
So he is having affiars with other women, and so is she. I think for straight man to marry a gay woman, they actually might like the idea.
You moronic r103.
Granted, MH may be laying it on a bit thick but the tone of the article is pure GH, as one post pointed out. They know their target market and every celeb profile in GH reads like this.
I don''t care if she''s gay or straight (I think she''s bi); what I find offensive about people like her is their minimal talent that, somehow, gets awarded with loads of cash.
I beg to differ
So true, r105.
My eyes were bleeding after the first page of that article. That degree of BS is actually abuse - on the reader.\
The Swank? No - we don''t burble about our real gf, we hide them behind sunglasses and never talk about them like somehow their appearance everywhere with The Blessed One is merely a case of aberrant ectoplasm.
How did Mariska''s father feel about gays?
not so good.
That figures, r111.%0D\
I believe that Mariska''s father was so homophobic about gays that she could have never come out to him when he was alive. Mariska was suppressing it the whole time. If Mariska had come out as a lesbian, her father would have disowned her.
Really, R111 and R112? And you came across this imformation, how, exactly? Did both of you actually meet the man and have the oppurtunity to spend time with him? %0D\
No, of course you didn''t.
I don''t think he is gay, she might be, but he was struggling actor, who got all the benifits of a wealthy wife and having family AND can still go out have affairs, chase girls and the wife doesn''t care.
I think both are Heterosexual or Bisexual at most but not Homosexual
Thanks for capitalizing all those words, r125.
She waited til she was 40 to knowingly marry a skirt chaser? Ms Paranoia married a skirt-chasing guy who was bound to get them in the tabloids one day?\
Yeah, that makes sense.
Hilary isn''t Mariska''s usual type. Is Chad Lowe gay?
Maria Bello is guest starring on two SVU episodes next season.
"Ms Paranoia married a skirt-chasing guy who was bound to get them in the tabloids one day?"\
Yeah well would she marry a gay man who vcould get her in the tabloids, it makes bteer sense to marry a straight guy, then if he was caught cheating in a way it would almost validate her straightness.
I see your point, R131. That''s exactly what Sandra Bullock and Alicia Keyes thought. %0D\
It didn''t work too well for Alicia Keys, though. People still think she''s gay.
It''s probably very rare in celebrity bearding marriages where both him and her are gay. It''s mostly just one. She''s famous and gay and marries a lesser famous straight guy. He''s famous and gay and marries and hot wannbe straight girl.
i am not so sure, 133.\
kelly and john\
will and jada\
they all 4 go "both ways" in those relationships
Please stop accusing Mariska of being a homosexual. That''s a terrible thing to accuse anyone of with any sort of definite proof. And Peter is not homosexual either. Like another poster said, he is too handsome and too masculine and too tall to go THAT way.
Not exactly true, R133. Most of the time it happens that way but not always. %0D\
For example, Kate Walsh is gay and her ex-husband is gay, too.
Peter is tall and totally gorgeous in person, it''s distracting. So is his overwhelming closety gay vibe. I see him at auditions occasionally, for voice-over gigs. I want to kiss him.
He has an overwhelming closety gay vibe because he IS gay.
Heavens, what on earth is a "closety gay vibe"?
The kind of vibe that Tom Delay, Michelle Bachman''s husband, and Lindsay Graham have.
I have read in various magazines that Mariska is a very nice person. However, that article made me think she would get on my last nerve in under five minutes. Soooo sweet it is sickening.
So what is her usual type?
Busty, long legs and long brown hair.
Thanks r143, well Hilary''s tall. But I thought Maria was a gf at one time, she isn''t tall, brunette or busty.
That tall, busty description is from an old thread on the Mariska Hargitay Debate Club on Yahoo. Hilary is shorter than MH. I think they are friends, nothing more. But Maria ... that seemed like a very passionate relationship.
[quote]Thanks [R143], well Hilary''s tall. \
Hilary is a midget. I stood next to her twice and she is 5''5" at the most. The first time I saw her she was with her now ex husband. The second time was a few months ago with her boyfriend.
You guys are right, according to IMDB she''s 5''6 always thought of her as being taller.
You probably think of her as taller because she is lanky.
When Jennifer Dundas was Jennifer Dundas Lowe was she married to a Lowe of the Chad/Rob clan or some unrelated Lowe?
She''s not 5''6. She''s shorter than that. And she is very small. She''s impossible to miss, because she speaks loudly, so people would notice her. At least that was my experience on two occasions.
Maybe she''s partially deaf and doesn''t realize she''s being loud.
Do lesbians think Hargitay''s masculine?
Is that really Kelly Miller with Mariska in this pic?%0D\
That would be the most recent pic of them together, it was taken on May 30 2010.%0D\
If that is really Kelly, then why is she still around Mariska if they are not together anymore?
Yeah, that''s Kelly. Maybe they are still together or just remained really good friends. Who knows? We really don''t know who Mariska is with. I like Mariska but one thing I really love is that she seems to have always kept in contact with her exes. She''s still very good friends with Maria Bello.%0D\
I doubt she''s with Hilary. They seem like good friends but I don''t see anything romantic about their relationship.
[quote] I doubt she''s with Hilary. They seem like good friends but I don''t see anything romantic about their relationship.%0D\
Yeah, me neither. I never believed that they were shagging.
I don''t think she stayed on good terms with Marisa Tomei.
No, she hasn''t, R157 but I don''t think that Mariska is at fault on that one. People who have worked with Mariska or have met her say what a nice person she is. It''s difficult to find someone who has something bad to say about her. %0D\
Marisa Tomei, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. She is rumored to be a bitch and a diva. Although she''s a great actress a lot of people who have worked with her couldn''t stand her.
Peter Hermann seems to have more chemistry with the gay dude in sunglasses to his right in that photo above than he does with mariska....
Is Kelly the bartender Mariska was "quietly dating" in the BI about the tough as nails TV babe giving $100,000 to children with AIDS? Sorry, I don''t have a link for it ... but it''s been posted and reposted again and again.
No, I don''t think so, R160. That BI was written a long time ago. It was way before she was famous. Mariska has been seen with a lot of gf''s after that. I doubt Kelly would have stay hidden while Mariska was free to run around with her gf''s. I think she met Kelly after Maria Bello. She was already doing SVU when pictures of Kelly first surfaced.
Ok, once and for all. You projecting queens need to make up your mind: either she''s a paranoid closet case, thus the cringeworthy family photo ops, or she doesn''t care about being out, thus being seen about town with numerous "girlfriends." Well, which is it?
R163 = R135%0D\
Please don''t answer that deranged poster.
So, she sits at the same table as another woman and that proves they''re a couple?
Kelly was in an episode of SVU several seasons ago. Chad Lowe (Hilary''s ex) was also in one and now Maria Bello will guest star. Mariska''s got some pull! Too bad Peter isn''t on more.
[quote] So, she sits at the same table as another woman and that proves they''re a couple?%0D\
No. See R39 for further information.
That other site is Gossip not Truth
THIS site is gossip & truth.
This site is fun to read%0D
r131, that only makes sense if you''re standing on your head in Upside Down World. What do you care whether he''s straight or not anyway?\
And given he''s such a ''hunk'' exactly why would someone the wrong side of 40 be wasting his pretty on a lesbian? Or are you suggesting he''s just a hustler on the make?
here''s mariska at the good housekeeping photo shoot talking about how wonderful her life is...
Is "foie gras" her pet name for Hilary Swank''s vagina?
It might be, r174.
Ick. I am skeptical about whether MH and HS are actually a couple or simply good friends. Why would Maria Bello be buzzing around if she was with Hilary? That doesn''t make sense.
NOt a posted on Mariska threads, HOWever I personally spotted Mariska last week and there are serious dyke vibes in her swagger. She''s gay. No question.
I have no problem with her being a lesbian, It''s just I don''t believe Peter is also gay. So I wonder what the arrangement that have is, did he she was gay before he married her. Did she ask him to beard? It doesn''t make sense. \
The fact Peter is straight is a sort of thorn in the side of her alleged lesbianism.
Who were Peter''s previous girlfriends?
I wish I knew, r179.
It seems a great-looking guy like that should have had ''em falling out of trees!
Peter is definetly hot
The *fact* he''s straight? Since when was that a fact? Where''s the proof? Where are all the women before his wife?
He is not straight, nor is Mariska.\
Why is this thread still alive?
No previous long term relationship= gay %0D\
In some peoples minds anyway
Maybe Peter use to be a monk...
No previous relationships full stop is curious, given some minds now think he''s a womanizing straight guy. So he only started after he married? \
Lack of logic is stunning. Or it''s yet another wind up of the pointless variety. Some minds are clearly not worth the mud they''re printed on.
Maybe he played the field before he was married hence no previous long term girlfriends.
He still would have been linked to someone, r188. He married a popular actress. Someone would have said ...hey, I dated (or whatever) him! He was a monk.
Here''s a choice piece of gossip for ya''all:\
"Keram finally heard what went on between Mariska Hargitay and Sharon Stone - or, rather, what''s still going on: Sharon''s apparently pulling a Meredith Baxter and discovering later in life that she''s of the Sappho persuasion, and she and Mariska have been going at it hot and heavy during Mariska''s entire hiatus. At present Sharon''s shopping for Manhattan real estate so they can spend more time together while Mariska shoots SVU. (Proof that not all lesbians move in together after three weeks!)"
Thanks for the info, r191.
Sharon was with Mimi Craven for ages. She''s not a late in lifer. I don''t buy Keram''s info, but the mental image is hot.
I really don''t like either actress, but you can imagine some subtext in some of these scenes...
[quote] Why would she need to beard? Why would anyone care one way or the other?%0D\
R42, um.. maybe because she''s the highest-paid network prime-time actress?%0D\
191, what is the source of this gossip?%0D\
BTW, MH is sure spending lots of time at the White House.
_believe that Mariska''s father was so homophobic about gays that she could have never come out to him when he was alive. Mariska was suppressing it the whole time. If Mariska had come out as a lesbian, her father would have disowned her._%0D\
Her father has been dead for yrs.
[quote]"Keram finally heard what went on between Mariska Hargitay and Sharon Stone - or, rather, what''s still going on: Sharon''s apparently pulling a Meredith Baxter and discovering later in life that she''s of the Sappho persuasion, and she and Mariska have been going at it hot and heavy during Mariska''s entire hiatus. At present Sharon''s shopping for Manhattan real estate so they can spend more time together while Mariska shoots SVU. (Proof that not all lesbians move in together after three weeks!)"%0D\
R199 Her father died after she got married and her son was born.
Bump, for Mariska and Maria!
Why do you do this?
Is it true that she took a paycut because Dick Wolf was blackmailing her with pictures of her fucking chicks in her trailer?
I'll bump because I like Mariska and don't think she is a lesbian.
Multilingual children are better than monolingual children.
Bump for Mariska and Peter. Oh, Lesbians have speculating about Mariska for years, but have yet to produce an iota of REAL evidence about her "lesbianism."