Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Big Apple Babes

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, 38, and fiancé David Burtka, 37, were photographed with their adorable twins Harper and Gideon on Saturday (June 2) in New York City. The doting daddies played with their color coordinated tots, 19 months, at the park and were later seen hailing a cab.

“We really, really wanted kids,” Harris tells Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing Sunday. “We really had thought it through financially, emotionally, relationship-wise. We didn’t just accidentally get pregnant and decide that now we need to make this work. These kids come into our world with nothing but love.”

The handsome couple talked the science behind the birth of the fraternal twins, revealing each father fertilized one egg and the twins were carried and born via one surrogate.

Burtka explained that the twins were conceived by “two eggs, two embryos, one of mine, one of his.”

The couple knew the surrogate, whom David described as “more like the oven.” And they found an anonymous egg donor through a donation bank where they were able to research her personal and medical history.

NPH went on to tell the talk show queen they “lucked out” that both of the embryos took and that the children are healthy and thriving. Burtka said Gideon is “the shy one,” and said both love taking swimming lessons.

Filed under: David Burtka,Gideon Harris,Harper Harris,Neil Patrick Harris

Photo credit: Splash News/Pacific Coast News


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  1. F.A.J

    AWW Those twins are soooo A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

  2. klutzy_girl

    This family is so cute! I love NPH and David, and can’t wait to watch their special on OWN tonight.

  3. Anonymous

    Such a cute family 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    They look like a great couple with beautiful kids!

  5. Anonymous

    Just here to echo the “cute family!” sentiments.

  6. Solene

    Harper looks exactly like David on the third picture! That is an adorable family, they’re so lucky! I wish them the best!

  7. Anon

    Gorgeous family. Love them!!

  8. Anonymous

    Those kids are so lucky <3 What a beautiful family to belong to

  9. ER

    These twins look EXACTLY like David…very obvious who the biological Dad is, not that it matters 😀

    • Anonymous

      One of them is NPH’s biological and the other is David’s. Gideon was the spitting image of Neil when he was younger and Harper has always looked like David. Not that it matters.

    • Anonymous

      Except that they’re not. It’s well-known (and written right there in the post) that one of them is biologically David’s and one of them is biologically Neil’s. Technically they don’t know which is which but you can pretty clearly tell from looking at them that the boy is Neil’s and the girl is David’s.

    • Kate

      David is the father of one and Neil is the father of the other. They’ve never said which is which but I’m sure as the get older it will be get easier to tell although Neil and David look a lot alike so maybe not.

    • Kat

      Actually, if you read the article, you’d see that one is David’s and one is Neil’s biological child:
      “Burtka explained that the twins were conceived by “two eggs, two embryos, one of mine, one of his.””

    • Biankita

      @ER: The article says each of them fertilized one egg and then both eggs were implanted. So, obviously David is NOT the father of both kids. Honestly I couldn’t tell who’s kids they are. For me they they bear a certain similarity and since they have different fathers, it must come from the biological mother.

    • freya

      As it says in the article above both men fathered one of the children each. I agree that they do look alot alike but thats just because they both have the same mother.

    • NYC Mommy

      From what I have read they are each biological father of one twin. Make sense too since the boy looks like NPH and the girl looks like David.

  10. Anonymous

    They have definitely grown into their cheeks.

  11. Anonymous

    @ER, actually if you read the article above it says Neil and David each fathered a child. 🙂 Like you said though, it doesn’t matter, adorable either way!

  12. Anonymous

    I feel bad for the babies, every little baby needs a mother. No matter what you PC liberals say, it’s sad to see these two babies. I don’t think it’s fair to them.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s sad that you’re such a bigot. I don’t think it’s fair to your children to be raised by a such hateful, intolerant parent.

    • Anonymous

      So if a mom dies, Dad should just give up the baby? Gender is irrelevant. What matters is that kids have parents that love them.

    • Amy

      I feel the same. This is just against the nature. Even animals have their moms and dads. We are human beings with brains (and minds that can think)….gosh, animals are laughing at our stupidity (which some call liberty/human rights) now !

      • Anonymous

        Yes, many are laughing at your stupidity – pretty much everyone who reads your comment. I think it’s against nature for people to be as bigoted and stupid as you are. Some of us prefer to use our brains to be kind and compassionate towards those who are different.

      • K

        Really.. So how is it that a sac of baby spiders is born and goes off to the wild to live on its own straight after birth needs it mom and dad? Many species, will actually have only one parent. Ever heard of a black widow, praying mantis, etc.

    • Anon

      No every child need some kind of woman, but it dont have to be the child’s mother.

      But there is a lot unwanted children in this world, and a child with two dads will always be wanted because they have planned having the child for along time..

    • arika

      Amy- animals like dolphins are known to mate with the same sex! Love doesn’t have anything to do with nature love is wat comes from the heart… so if u think its unnatural for same sex to love than u truly have no heart

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