That headline does make it sound like Mariska Hargitay and Viola Davis adopted one baby friend together, and will either move into one house to raise their baby together or will pass the baby back and forth like a divorced lesbian couple that was never together in the first place. That headline is dipped in wishful thinking, because I’d like to think that there’s a baby friend out there who will get dazzled by Mariska’s sparkly maple syrup highlights one minute and then get lost in Viola’s Lauryn Hill impersonation (I really thought that was Lauryn Hill in the picture above) the next. But nope! They each adopted their own globs of slobber.
Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann adopted a newborn son over the summer, just six months after they adopted their daughter Amaya Josephine. Mariska’s adoption application must have been notarized with the wet kiss of St. Angie, because a week after their paperwork processed they got the call. Mariska tells People, “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!’” Mariska and Peter gave their second son (they have another son named August) the boring ass name of Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann. Expect them to form a toddler pop group called The Three As in a few years.
Viola and her husband Julian Tennon also told the celebrity magazine equivalent of an IT’S A GIRL! garage door banner, People, that they adopted a newborn girl like six seconds ago. They named her Genesis after Genesis from The Real World: Boston, I’m assuming! I can’t wait until Viola’s Genesis is old enough to plaster her own Genesisisms on the wall of her living room just like the reality jewel she was named after.