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Mariska Hargitay & Daughter Amaya Have a Girls' Night Out at The Eras Tour Premiere

Hargitay starred in the "Bad Blood" video and her SVU character inspired the name of one of Taylor's cats.

By Elizabeth Logan

As a wise pop icon once said, "Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you." 

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And Mariska Hargitay and her daughter Amaya, 12, got to re-live some very special ones on Wednesday, October 11, when they attended the world premiere of Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour movie at The Grove in Los Angeles.

The Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star brought her daughter for a rare outing to the event because, clearly, there's a Swiftie bond in the family. Hargitay's SVU character Det. Olivia Benson inspired the name of Swift's cat Olivia, and Hargitay appeared in the music video for the star's song "Bad Blood."

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Hargitay took her daughter to the last night of the US leg of the Eras Tour in August, wearing a stack of friendship bracelets and posing for pics with Today's Savannah Guthrie and Swift bestie Selena Gomez.

Mariska Hargitay and Amaya Hermann smile together at "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" Concert Movie

Amaya got a pic with Taylor's mom Andrea, and on Instagram, Hargitay wrote, "Still in the afterglow of the most magical night. Deepest gratitude to @taylorswift for your poetry and wisdom. You inspire us and connect us to our #delicate tenderness, joy, hope and strength—and most of all, our wish to live and love courageously. Thank you, Taylor, for all you do and all you are. 🫶🏼💖🌟 Thank you 🌳♥️"

And that wasn't even their first time at Eras! Mom and daughter also went to one of Swift's Nashville dates in May, where they met up with Reese Witherspoon and her mini-me, daughter Ava Phillippe.

"'It's like I got this music in my mind Saying it's gonna be alright'” 🎶Thank you magnificent and miraculous @taylorswift for your magic. It’s such a gift to be in your stunning, sparkly, powerful and délicate wonderland. How do you make a stadium filled with with 70,000 people feel like your cozy living room♥️ You are pure magic! Thank you for exquisite talent, your courage and all your wisdom. Your STAMINA!!and your #SHIMMER #ShakeItOff glorious night @reesewitherspoon and avaphillippe♥️💃🏻🙏🏼😘 #Nashville #erastour," the actor shared at the time.

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Mariska Hargitay and Amaya Hermann hold hands at the "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" Concert Movie

Most recently, Hargitay was spotted wearing an Eras sweatshirt while at the farmer's market with another L&O actor.

Swift and Hargitay actually met, not at a music or television event, but at fashion's biggest party: the Met Gala!

As the SVU star explained to Seth Meyers, "I met her at the Met Gala, OK, and I was so uncool. And she's down there, she's like, ‘Hi, I like your show!’ And I'm like, ‘Oh thanks!’ And I didn't know that she was like the second coming, right?”

Some time later, she and her husband found themselves leaving an Ingrid Michelson show uptown at the same time as the pop star, and recalled, "She was like a little angel that goes, ‘Oh, do you guys need a ride?’ And I was like, ‘Oh no, why?’...And then she drove us home, and that was the end of it.” 

No, that was just the start of it!