May 28, 2017

More from Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka about twins

By Greg Hernandez The new interview with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka in ‘People’ magazine reveals that Neil is called “Papa” while David is called “Daddy.”

Neil revealed why the couple, together nearly seven years, decided to have a family now: “We wanted to wait until the timing was right. I always thought I’d make a good parent, but I was single and led a solitary life for many, many years. Then I met David, and he had experience with kids and wanted to have a family too. In a previous relationship of hid, [his partner] had already started the surrogacy process on his own so David got to help raise his kids.”

David says his former partner’s kids “never called me Dad, but I’m still a very special uncle to them.” They still see the kids a lot.

While David had some parental experience, Neil says “we have a remarkable nanny who is sleep-training them. If she wasn’t here, we’d be calling the pediatrician every half hour.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of

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One Comment

  • January 4, 2011 | Permalink |

    I love Neil Patrick Harris and How I Met Your Mother! It’s an amazing show and he is a terrific actor. I admire his bravery for coming out about his sexuality and glad that he is raising these kids like normal! He is amazing! An inspiration!

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