Mariska Hargitay to Quit Law & Order: SVU?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mariska HargitayMARISKA Hargitay is ready to quit her role on Law & Order: SVU.

The actress — who plays Olivia Benson on the show — is keen to be a full time mom to her 4-year-old son and the baby girl she adopted recently.

“Mariska’s beyond excited to have a little baby girl,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“She went out and bought tons of pink, girly things, and she calls her daughter a ‘little princess’.

“Mariska and her husband, Peter, explored many ways of adding to their family, including surrogacy. In the end, adoption seemed the perfect way to go.

“She knows being on TV won’t last forever. She has said she would be completely comfortable leaving her career behind and becoming a full-time mother.”


  • john j. rodz


    • Sara

      Ummmmm, maybe she is growing older?

      • Regina

        I agree. She has really aged in the last 15 years. Who does not age? Only if he is dead or mummified. That’s the thing, Mariska at age 47 still simply beautiful.

    • V Roux

      You’re an a$$bag john. She’s drop dead gorgeous. Too bad you’ll never be lucky enough to see her in person, like I have.

  • L

    It called what happens when some one doesn’t have plastic surgery.I bet if you saw all the tv actress/movie actresses without makeup they would look older.You should be congratulating her for not falling to the fake hollywood idea that you need plastic surgery after you reach a certain age.

  • Anne

    I do not believe. Mariska loves this show. And to my eyes it remains one of the most beautiful women in the world. People magazine, version 2011, agrees.

  • Evan

    Every year, close to renewing the contract with NBC, are these stories. It is merely hearsay. And Mariska is still beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  • Revvnrg

    She is still beautiful, if she wants to be a mom good for her.

  • Elsie

    I would not be surprides if she quit!

  • Jessi Narvaez

    Si ella deja no veo mas el espectaculo : Ella no esta vieja , es absolutamente hermosa , a ver cuantas señoras de 47 , tienen ese cuerpo y esa cara preciosa .

  • Courtney

    I’m gonna be so mad if she leaves! the only way I’ll be ok with it is if they get Elliot and Olivia together and she becomes a stay at home mom with the occasional episode…

  • Lyra

    If you leave SVU Mariska will be very sad. Olivia Benson is my favorite character. Mariska seems to be a great mother so she will not be impossible to leave. Your age? She remains strikingly beautiful.

  • Poko

    nothing official yet…

  • IloveMariska

    My life will be over.

  • Helen

    National Enquirer?

  • Amber

    First of all she looks flawless and beautiful day by day. If she leaves SVU its nothing without her. Olivia is the best character on TV. She is the best i would cry if she leaves and stop watching SVU.

  • Maria

    It’s just a rumor it was from the National Enquirer which 99% of stuff they post is fake :)

  • Dun

    I love Mariska. Have you noticed at your eyes That shine like two stars, and his smile lights up like the sun. Aged? It is like wine, every day gets better and more beautiful. And without it ever SVU Will Be The Same. It is a wonderful mother.

  • MHButtahz

    Mariska can be found at or The National Enquirer from what I have heard is bogus. As well, it is not “official” until Mariska says it from 1) or 2) her twitter.

  • Brittney

    U guys are horrible she’s the most beautiful women I have ever saw in my entire life:’(

  • Mariska lover

    I would die :’(

  • Kelly

    MARISKA Hargitay is ready to quit her role on Law & Order: SVU. Really? Where in here statement does it say that? And the first few posts on here must be under 30 for such ridiculous comments. And no, not everyone needs plastic surgery when you get older. And when women regardless of what age they are, don’t wear make-up, they tend to look different, not older. Just as a guy when he grows a beard or mustache and then shaves it off.

  • CaseyJoy

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Sadly the only reason i Watch SVU is cuz of Mariska! I mean i love the stories and stuff, It is a fantastic shows, but even the episodes that are Tandems and She is not in that episode, It doesn’t feel the same… It would really really really suck if she left. But I understand that she loves her family!!

  • Tyler

    I read the she is going to quit her role as Sex Crimes detective and be promoted to a supervisor officer. Which would be cool because she is staying and it’s a natural possibility in the work place for promotion of an officer

  • addyson

    She’s not ‘leaving’ she will still be on the show as Olivia, but I heard Olivia will be in a different position like she got promoted. you don’t have to miss her that much!

  • Rikki

    I dont want her to leave i love her so much she was such a good actress[: I will miss her dearly but im happy for her :)