One big happy family! Neil Patrick Harris and her husband, David Burkafound love with each other, but their love grew even stronger once they welcomed their twins, Harper and Gideon.
The couple met in 2004 but did not expect to start a romantic relationship. Harris said Out magazine in 2012 that at the time he was not looking to settle down.
“I remember being in my mid-twenties, lying in bed thinking the rest of my life would be solo,” the how I Met Your Mother alum explained.
At the time, Burtka was in a difficult long-distance relationship. “I was in another relationship when I met Neil and I was doing the long distance thing, New York-LA. It was kind of on the rocks. Long distance is so hard,” he recalled.
Harris and Burtka began spending time together platonically, but the professional chef found himself drawn to the actor.
“We started hanging out with other people and had lunch around, but nothing romantic. I thought he was adorable, though, with those amazing blue eyes that mesmerize me,” Burtka said at the time.
Later that year, the Michigan native split from his ex and went on a first date with Harris to see the 2004 film. Take lives. Three years later, Burtka proposed to Harris. THE missing girl star then popped the question to Burtka in 2008.
The duo took the next big step in their relationship when they welcomed fraternal twins, Harper and Gideon, via surrogate in October 2010. The new parents went public with their engagement in 2011, five years after they first proposed. Burtka. THE Doogie Howser, MD alum and Burtka tied the knot in 2014 in Perugia, Italy.
Harris said We Weekly in April 2019 that the secret to their successful relationship is communication.
“I think when you keep things repressed and you exist in, like, a facade, that seems to lead to more problems, so we talk about things when we have problems with each other,” he said. he stated at the time.
The duo also enjoy being parents to their children, who they are raising in New York. Burtka said We in October 2019 that they couldn’t imagine having a family on the west coast.
“We live in Harlem, so they see a ton of stuff, and they’re exposed to stuff at a young age,” said the Annie and the gypsiestar said at the time. “I think they grow from that. I think when you live in a house in the valley or in Beverly Hills you don’t see much, whereas here you see and experience so much. I think we’re really lucky to be in New York.
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