There are a handful of things in this world that I have always and will always love. Unicorns are one. Colorful leggings are another. Apple juice, tales of romance, the color purple (the actual color, not the book), swings, Neil Patrick Harris: these are all things that I can’t remember ever not loving, and that I never want to imagine living without. And while it’s true that this little story doesn’t have all those things it’s still completely magical in that it has a couple.
In the new issue of Out magazine, Neil Patrick Harris gives us another reason to adore him as he describes his one true love, David Burtka, and their beautiful tale of romance. It’s a little long, but completely worth it, I promise!
I ran into my friend Kate one day and she was with this brooding, James Dean–type guy in a leather jacket who gave me the head nod and then turned away. I assumed he was Kate’s boyfriend and said, “Nicely done.” And she said, “David? He’s not playing on my team, but he has a boyfriend.” So, then I just kept seeing him on the periphery, and in turn, catching up on him, but I didn’t want to be that guy who was creating some sort of romantic interference. So, I was always around when he was around, hoping the stars would align. When we all hung out for the first time — I was invited by Kate to anAmerican Idol viewing party — I just stammered around him. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.