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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Welcome Twins!

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Welcome Twins!

Neil Patrick Harris is a dad!

The 37-year-old How I Met Your Mother star and partner David Burtka, 35, welcomed a baby boy and girl on Tuesday (October 12).

Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold. All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey,” Neil wrote on his Twitter page.

The babies were reportedly born with the help of a surrogate.

Congrats to the proud parents!!!

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  • Samm


  • klutzy_girl

    Congratulations to Neil and David! I’m so excited for them.

    And Gideon and Harper are great names!

  • Tegan

    I don’t like him offscreen but congrats! :)

  • Dan

    Love theeeeeem. I’m sure they’ll be great parents. Glad for them and their new family.

  • Sarah

    Gideon? Lol

  • missy

    the babies were born with the help of a surrogate

    duh, I hope no one is so brainedwashed they believe two men can butt screw and produce a baby.

    uck and uck

  • Liz

    Umm…okay. It’s a weird world.

  • CanadaGirl

    Congratulations to the proud fathers. :)@Sarah: Gideon is a biblical name. I think it’s fantastic.

  • Elena

    Congratulations to Neil and David. They must be so excited!

  • SayWhat

    Kid 1: “Hey, Dad, where is Mom?”
    Dad 1: “Dad 1 & 2 don’t like girls, honey.”
    Kid 2: “But, I’m a girl!”
    Dad 2: “Yes, you are. Hey, Dad 1, help me out here.”

  • rhonda

    poor babies

  • Poor_Kid

    why would they do that? I mean how is that normal to have two daddys? The kid is gonna be bullied in school, make fun of, this is not normal I don’t know how the society can accept that,. Seriously I don’t care if you givme thumbs down for this but would you want to have two daddys? what happen to the normal family household?

  • whatevs

    i hope they will have an aunty/ female figure somewhere in the picture. i believe in gays having kids but the same way single parents aren’t encouraged to adopt alone, there should be a positive presence of the opposite sex.

  • http://AOL Patti

    Love the name Gideon ever since seeing the old movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Russ Tamblyn (Amber Tamblyn’s father) played Gideon.

  • swan

    So who is the biological father, Neil or David?

  • pj

    Congrats to them! I’m sure that they will make great parents!

  • Random!!!

    Lucky babies!

    Have two loving FATHERS. It’s not weird, grow up people.

  • ana from europe

    did u know that dad already is a father?

    He has also twins with his former partner, a producer. just forgot his name..

  • ana from europe

    öhm…david not dad;)

  • Vanessa

    I was brought up in a family of men.
    My mother died before I was born, I was raised by my dad and four older brothers, I know it’s not classed as the same as this l0l, but my dad made sure I had a lot of interaction with my aunts and female cousins. I am sure the twins will have female figures in their lives.
    And know how babies are made! >:D
    As long as you have loving parents, who cares?

  • Vanessa

    I meant *after* I was born, not before! duh :P

  • The Doctor


    I’d venture to guess they specified surrogate versus adoption, not surrogate versus seahorse syndrome.

  • mjnhbcfzujkm

    i dont think its a good idea that gay people should have kids!!!!! poor poor children i feel sorry for the twins… its not natural

  • AnAnyMouse

    @mjnhbcfzujkm: Neither is using the internet. Or wearing clothes. Or going tanning. Or taking medican. Or much of anything else that we do these days. If anything, feeling a deep love for another person is much more natural than any of these things. Additionally, why is a man raising a baby with another man any worse than a man raising a baby alone (say, if the mother dies, or was abusive). If nothing else, isn’t having an extra set of hands to love and care for a child better? These little ones have a home with a set of loving parents, which is more than a lot of kids can say.

  • Sammie

    That poor little girl, growing up with two DADS! Something is very wrong with this whole thing :(

  • AnAnyMouse

    @AnAnyMouse: Edit: “Medican” should’ve been “Medications.” Not sure how that happened. Whoops!

  • kara

    1/ Love is love, no matter your gender.
    2/lot of people live in a “normal” family with a dad and a mom and are not loved, so stop your “oh my god, they should have a mother bla bla”
    3/ Congratulations to Neil and David

  • Marianne

    You know who I feel bad for?? All the homophobes on this page. As long as the kids are happy, healthy and are in a loving home then who cares. It shouldn’t matter whether their is a female presence or not? What if one of them was a single father…would that make any difference? And as for bullying, how about stop all the hate? How about teaching your kids to be accepting and non-judgmental…? Try giving that a go.

  • ace11

    to each his own

    but i think its better for a man to do it with a women

    adam and eve

    not adam and steve

  • boston61

    I’m gay and I have mixed feelings about it. Gay people are usually so smart and talented and it’s a shame for them not to pass on their genes. But, I think these kids will always miss their Mom. I think their surrogate will be their missing Mom in their minds because she IS their Mom. And the name Gideon is so gay!!!!

  • escape used t b boo

    Reading some of the above comments makes me realize that our society has a long way to go to achieve peace and happiness for all.

    I wish this couple and their newborn children all the best.

    I know that when these children are adults, they will look back on the descrimination as an ugly chapter in history.

  • boston61

    Oh, and Kat Cora and her partner exchanging embryos really make me feel sick to my stomach. Sorry, Cat.

  • Steve Jobs

    Congratulations to the proud parents! I do not mind if they are both gays as long as they will raise their children and provide them everything they need, and teaching them the right attitudes.

  • Glamourous

    Nothing like a gay person using the word normally associated with their sexuality as a negative slander. Real intelligent @boston61: If you are gay then I suggest you check your sh*t attitude and get a life. GBTLQ kids are killing themselves and they certainly don’t need to hear it from people within their community too. Think before you type.
    Too many people incorrectly see gay males as pedophiles. This is an incorrect label. Do the research people. Just because they are gay doesn’t mean that the kids are in danger. I’m sure that they’ll be great parents.

  • boston61


    I am gay and the reason why gay kids are killing themselves is gays like you who insist on grouping them with transexual freaks!!!!!!!!


    crazyness whats the world coming to…

  • N.

    As an adoptive child myself, I can assure you that children are just happy to have a stable, safe home where they are loved. Being hetero or gay has nothing to do with whether you will be a good parent or not. I know of quite a few families that would be considered “normal” (b/c somehow many people still associate “hetero” with normal) where the children are not in a good environment, are not in happy, healthy homes, but geez their parents are hetero so it’s all good, huh?

    There is no scientific evidence to suggest anything negative comes from being raised in a gay-parented household. Kids flourish into good human beings from being loved and being taken care of. Period.

    Congrats to the new parents. I’m sure they are thrilled, as they should be.

  • Pattycake

    @SayWhat: You need to shake loose those marbles rattling around in your head. Two children born to parents who welcome them and love them is the most important component. Do you know how many kids are being raised by one parent, grandparents, extended family members? Love and care are what matters. CONGRATULATIONS to Neil an David.

  • lokju

    its sooo kinky!!!

  • lol

    @Marianne: Really homophobes you use the term pretty loosely from what ive seen. But since we are so PC today its no fun really you can’t say GAY because well thats homophobic. Give me a F$%^ break yesh people are so narrow minded these days and overly sensetive. Cry me a F#%^ river why don’t you you over sensetive moron. Homophobe’s my A$$ they disagree with them it doesn’t make them F@#% homophobic.

  • hmm

    @escape used t b boo: Now your just naive to the world i guess your sense of equality isn’t the same. As everyone else it seems

  • Time to adjust your thinking

    @boston61: You’re so evolved. Not. Crawl back under your rock.

  • boston61

    @Time to adjust your thinking:

    Gays have just as much right to be homophobes as straights. And the truth is that most of these people who call themselves bisexual today (all bi men) are truly homosexuals who hate homosexuals.

    BTW. You are the hater.

  • Channy

    It’s sad to read all these negative comments, mostly because I don’t think they have a happy home or are in denial over their own family or parents. Like, “if I can’t have a happy home or a mother and father that love me so much than the kid(s) of gays shouldn’t be happy either!! So I’m gonna say their family is wrong and sick in hopes to bring their happiness down to my own level of misery.”
    Seriously people!! All homophobes out there: stop pushing negativity on to families like this and deal with your own high divorce rates and broken homes!!

  • waffle bowl

    A question to all the homophobes: Why are you commenting if you’re so disgusted by a gay couple? You shouldn’t even be checking for them.

    I find Snooki’s very existence unnatural. But am I gonna go on stories about her just to state that? No, I avoid her as much as possible. I mean really, it’s not that hard. Anyway, congrats to Neil & David on their children, I’m glad everything went okay.

  • Go Ask Alice

    I am not a homphobe.
    I don’t care if gays marry legally or not.
    HOWEVER, if they are parents, then they need to be parents.

    Neil Patrick Harris has two kids,these two,and two step kids from David.
    David already had twins(boy and girl) from his former partner.

    OPPS, didn’t know that , huh.

    I think he forgot too from the gossip pages say.

    Sort ofRosie O’Doneel has 4kids and splitfromherex.How sheis with someone and altogether, there are 10 kids.

    Best yet is Mellissa Ehteridge,whom I used to like her miusic, well,she has disowned her kids with former partner, Tammy.

    What a mess.

  • Theresa

    Poor_Kid @ 10/15/2010 at 5:15 pm
    who in hell gave you the right to define what is normal??

  • To Rhonda

    please crawl back under your rock and stay there.

  • To Sammie

    my two brothers and i grew up with two dads. no mother involved in our lives ever. let’s see, my oldest brother is now in his first year of residency in neurosurgery, my second brother is now in his 4th year of law at an ivy league school and i’m in my second year, also at an ivy league school majoring in psychology. i promise you, we were not some poor little things growing up. we had, for the most part,perfectly wonderful childhoods. oh yeah, and unlike our friends from so called “normal” homes, a mom and dad, we lived in a two parent household.

  • To boston61

    the name Gideon is so gay?? give me a break. for your information Gideon means “Destroyer,” “Mighty warrior,” or “Feller (of trees)” he was judge of the Hebrews.