Mariska Hargitay had quite the celebrity-filled baby shower to celebrate the adoption of her baby girl, Amaya. Life & Style has learned that on June 6, celebrity friends Jodie Foster, Debra Messing, Camryn Manheim, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Carrie-Anne Moss all attended Mariska’s shower, which was thrown by Academy Award-winning actress and friend Hilary Swank. “Mariska celebrated the adoption of her baby girl with a shower in LA with her closest celebrity friends,” a source close to Mariska tells Life & Style. “The shower was sweet and really fun. Hilary hosted it at the Beverly Hills Hotel specifically for Mariska and her LA friends.”
So what did Hilary plan for her friend’s big day? “The theme was pink — and it was everywhere!” the source tells Life & Style. “Hilary even wore a long pink dress for the occasion.” As for favors, the Oscar winner made sure to keep it within the theme. “All the girls left with pink peonies in a flower vase as their baby-shower gifts,” adds the source.
The Law & Order: SVU star and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, adopted Amaya in the first week of April. The baby was born in the United States about a week before Mariska, 47, announced the news. “I’m deliriously happy,” she said. “From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”
The couple also have a 4-year-old son, August. “[August] is over the moon,” said Mariska. “He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”