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Neil Patrick Harris: I Love How My Twins Smell!

Neil Patrick Harris: I Love How My Twins Smell!

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka open up about becoming parents to twins Gideon and Harper to People.

Here’s what the 37-year-old How I Met Your Mother star and 35-year-old actor and chef had to share with the mag:

Neil on adjusting to life as a dad: “Everyone says that it’s such a blur after it happens. I find myself constantly just trying to wrap my mind around it. I just love the way they smell.”

Neil on the surrogacy process: “We inserted two eggs, one with my sperm, one with David‘s sperm and they both took.” David adds that holding the babies for the first time was “just absolute joy. We had two babies that we made. With help.”

David on how the twins are different: “Harper has been fussy but Gideon is the easiest baby in the world. They’re just now starting to recognize us and smile.”

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21 Responses to “Neil Patrick Harris: I Love How My Twins Smell!”

  1. 1
    Sean Says:


  2. 2
    lilith Says:

    double SMH….

  3. 3
    Sligo ^_^ cute Says:

    2 man twins

  4. 4
    M Says:


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    QOQO Says:

    I’m really happy for them, they’re going to be great parents.

  6. 6
    Nicole Says:

    im happy for them!!!!

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    Esther Says:

    I’m very happy for them :)

  8. 8
    Rao Says:

    how cute! He sounds like an awesome dad :)

  9. 9
    klutzy_girl Says:

    NPH and David sound like awesome parents. I’m so freaking happy for them!

    And the babies are adorable.

  10. 10
    missy Says:

    Makes me physically ill, the elton john baby is even more creepy.

  11. 11
    Mira C Says:

    =) I’m sure they’re going to be awesome parents. Also, if it matters, they’re like the most adorable couple ever. >,<

  12. 12
    RONTEX Says:

    Congrats to them both, they will do a fantastic job and at Mira C., no, it doesn’t matter that they are an adorable couple but it doesn’t hurt either : )

  13. 13
    LJ Says:

    What does SMH stand for? I’m guessing by the thumbs down its not a compliment.

  14. 14
    missy Says:


    urban dictionary says SMH, shaking ones head, disbelief, no words, had to look it up myself.

  15. 15
    kari Says:

    What does SMH mean?

  16. 16
    kari Says:

    @missy: oh Thanks! I didn’t see your comment before making a comment.

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    Ade Says:

    You can tell they have so much love for them, they will make fantastic parents.

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    buying children Says:

    It is so easy now adays for women to just sell their children… of course, when one ses their children as just embryos and nothing else, of course it’s so easy to just let it go. It’s not really a person after all. An embryo… what’s that???… It has become such a valuable commodity these days! We need to manufacture them in bulk and harvest them like wheat! They are worth BIG $$$$!

    There was a time when a woman would not give up her child upon threat of even her own death…. only the threat of her child’s death might compel her to give it up….. no more… no more.

  19. 19
    JD Says:


    Yeah well, at least these two babies will be loved and cared for instead of left at the hands of people like you who would probably abuse them and not love them at all.

  20. 20
    JD Says:


    It means that the people here who posted using the acronym are hateful, small-minded loser a-holes. That’s what SMH means.

  21. 21
    JD Says:

    @buying children:

    You’re just a complete f******g idiot now, aren’t ya? Unbelievable at the IGNORANCE in today’s world.

    They didn’t just give up their babies. They agreed to give birth so these two men, who love each other and now love their children, could have their very own children. At least they didn’t go out and get knocked up and have abortions or give birth and toss the newborns into a dumpster or kill them and throw them in the trash. Like so many straight people do.

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