ET recently caught up with the adorable duo, who have been married for over 13 years, for a sit-down interview to promote Hermann's new children’s book, If the S in Moose Comes Loose, out now. During our chat, the two revealed whether their three children -- sons August, 11, and Andrew, 6, and daughter Amaya, 6 -- are following in their acting footsteps.
"There is a lot of stick, I'm not going to lie, in our house," Hargitay shared. "But, no. They're funny, they're super funny, but they are... no [acting]."
Hargitay, 54, and Hermann, 50,have starred in a number of TV projects over the years, but they are most recognizable for their roles as Olivia Benson and Trevor Langan, respectively, in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Naturally, we had to ask them if their kids have seen Mom and Dad in action on the crime series.
"Are you out of your mind?" Hermann, who also stars as Charles Brooks in Younger, joked. "They get to read this [children's book]. Why do you think I wrote it? 'You can't watch the shows, but here is a really funny book that you get to watch!'"
"They're not going to watch SVU until they're, like, 40," Hargitay added.
As for parenting in general, Hargitay and Hermann admit that there's really "no secret" to it... you just have to figure it out as you go.
“We're all just working through it," Hermann explained. "Whether it’s a relationship that exists in the public eye to some degree or doesn’t. Our son plays basketball and his coach says, 'Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals,' and I think when it comes to relationships, the fundamentals, in the end, are not that complicated."
“That doesn’t mean that they’re easy, but they’re not that complicated,” he added. "It's fundamentals -- kindness, listen well and fight fair."