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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Cover 'Out' February 2012

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Cover 'Out' February 2012

Neil Patrick Harris and longtime love David Burtka share a sweet moment on the cover of Out‘s February 2012 issue.

The 38-year-old How I Met Your Mother actor and sweetheart shared the story of how they fell for each other for the magazine’s annual Love Issue. Check it:

Neil, on what attracts him to David: “There’s something kinetic about him and his being. He’s classically sexy, yet he’s very much a boy in his energy. It’s a great dynamic.”

Neil, on the relationship not being perfect: “I don’t want to paint our relationship like we met and it’s been happy family fantastic-ness ever since. What defines a relationship is the work that’s involved to maintain it, and it’s constantly changing. Sometimes I’m deeply in love with David and head-over-heels, and sometimes I question whether it’s going to work out and is meant to be. It’s like a business relationship, as well as a personal one; we have a business together and that’s maintaining our love for one another.”

David, on their relationship: “We have a really great recipe for a wonderful relationship, but we don’t want to be the poster boys for gay relationships. We’re not trying to pretend that we are perfect. We’re just trying — in a good, positive, loving way — to live our lives.”

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Photos: Matthew Kristall
Posted to: David Burtka, Magazine, Neil Patrick Harris

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  • http://@geminiEileen eileen

    What a gorgeous cover of Neil and David! I love it. Please consider having Adam Lambert and his partner Sauli Koskinen on a cover of your magazine sometime soon. They are both gorgeous and Sauli is a model.

  • Love

    They are positive role model for ALL COUPLES. Relationships are not always easy but worth it. Congrats to the beautiful family!

  • http://aol Patti

    Makes me want to barf.

  • suck it


  • Annie

    Love them. They have been together longer than most of the other Holywood couple. Everything is beautiful in this article, both pictures ,story. I will, of course buy this this issue of Out . I support equality.

  • R

    Eff you Patti, you honestly don’t know anything. Homophobic much?

  • John Hopkirk

    This is obscene and should not be shown on a pupular site where children might see it. What would you do if your kid came home and said “I saw two men kissing and holding hands today”? It’s not right and I don’t know I’d be able to explain it to their young minds. We need to stop this before young children start to think it’s the norm.

    PS I am not a homophobe, I just don’t agree with it.

  • Are you kidding me?

    @John Hopkirk: Of the countless tasteless photos people put out (anything with Leann Rhimes come to mind) you have a problem with two people in love and in a committed relationship showing intimacy as opposed to sex??!! Parents should monitor their kids on the internet but if they do stumble across this picture I hope they get the same I got: love is love and when it’s right it’s right.
    PS – You are a homophobe because I am sure you would not have a problem with ‘kissing’ if it was a man and a woman.

  • mike

    I’m gay and even I don’t want to see two people in a magazine like that, gay or straight…. Barf!

  • Kari

    This just looks wrong. I think we are in the Last Days.

    T he following are expressions of acceptance of homosexual marriages by some of the “moral” voices of our land. As you read them consider the words of Jesus Christ when describing the last days.

    “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” (Lk. 17:28-30)
    here is the link to read more here

  • Kari

    @R: I meant to thumb down you comment but accidently pressed the thumbs up button.

  • Lex

    Some comments really make me laugh!
    What if children saw two men holding hands or even kissing? Seriously? Moehahahaha!
    I’m from Belgium, gays can marry here since 2003, they can adopt and now we have a gay prime minister and that wasn’t even an issue.
    Love is love: get over it, simpletons!

  • michele

    Neil almost looks annoyed. seems very hard edge and stone faced. Where as David is much softer looking in the picture. I was really looking forward to seeing them together and now I’m disappointed.

  • Papaya

    Such a sad waste to women Neil—do have any idea how many women want you???

  • Mlllllle

    I don’t give a damn about them being gay.
    All I can remember when I look at NPH, is his bad acting, and most of all, tjhe way he was rude with “Victor Newman” from the young and the restless.
    He wanted him so badly to do a cameo, that he insulted him in public when he refuses…..but the man was sick, that’s why he says no.
    But I still don’t know why Blondie is rude.

  • Lex

    @Kari: We have a huge investigation going on against priests from the catholic churche who abused children and were protected by their superiors.
    The extent of the abuse all over Europe (and also in the United States) is more than shocking and sickening.
    Sexual frustration and profound religious behaviour seem like a match made in heaven…

  • torrance

    aw, omg so amazing. theyre so lucky to have each other.

  • tollerant

    @John Hopkirk: but it’s normal that two men are kissing… It’s nothing wrong! I would tell my kid that it’s ok… because it is! u fall in love with human being and it doesn’t matter if it’s girl or boy…

  • http://aol Patti

    God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Edward.

  • http://aol Noah

    Their house must stink of semen.

  • Marie


  • R


    Hey Kari, why don’t you shut the eff up? K thanks. And I’m not a dumb@ss, I know how to press the thumbs down button for you :)

    Also God does not judge people, however I think he can make an exceptional for such a horrible like yourself.

  • Nora

    Soooo heartwarming.

  • SE

    So sexy :*

  • Leo

    We should all be so lucky to find a love like they have.

  • Rhonda

    Rhonda you hideous troll making all these posts you know Je sus is gay! Deal with it!

  • karencita

    They’re so adorable I love this picture because it fulls of tenderness <3<3

  • Sabrina

    Most beautiful couple in Hollywood :-)!

  • FFer

    The above magazine is an inspired “Lights out” sign from God.

  • TC

    I’m happy for anyone who finds love and happiness with someone, gay or straight. Life is so much more enjoyable when you are able to share it with someone special that you love. Kudos to Neil and David and their family.

  • Nana

    They are lovely together, they twins are gorgeous

    Go find someone to love, haters! If you can… with this mean feeling in your heart can be hard..

  • Kat


  • nonya

    there so cute together. if you don’t like this then don’t be lookin’ at it and commenting on it. GET A LIFE

  • chuck

    if a child see this it’s ok because love is love i’m straight but anyone can tell others who can love

  • Jenna

    Sweet couple!!

  • Anne

    That is so gross, sorry I’m so against it. But they are good looking guys still gross to me.

  • FFer

    Dear Nora at 4:10; The power went out at 5:52 am here in Bonnie Lake, WA Thursday. First time in years on this block.

  • Blue

    Evolution made humans out of apes. Sadly, some humans try to force non-proven beliefs on others, apes don’t do that.