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.