Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been engaged for ages but have been holding off on the nuptials because of the whole Defense of Marriage Act thing. Well, now that it’s been ruled unconstitutional, it’s time to have a big wedding! Well, maybe not a big one, but a wedding nonetheless.
From E! Online:
“Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being, so I’m sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!” Harris told me last night at the opening of Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Where the nuptials will take place is still up in the air, too. “We’re about to move to New York so it’s a tricky situation,” Harris said. “I don’t know if it would be an east coast or west coast thing.”
Yay! I don’t really know much about NPH and I’m certainly not wedding crazy, but I’m 100% in support of people who are in love being allowed to get married just like everyone else, so good luck to them.
July 2, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
My answer: NO, DUH, GOD. Of course Neil Patrick Harris isn’t going to be single soon, that’s such a dumb thing to even think! He has been with David Burtka for eight years, and they have adorable children together and they’re going to get married together and they’re going to be together forever, AND THAT’S IT.
Unsurprisingly, the National Enquirer (via Celebitchy) doesn’t see things the same way I do:
The baby blues have hit Neil Patrick Harris and his gay partner David Burtka — and they’re dragging their feet on wedding plans, sources say.
The “How I Met Your Mother” star, 39, isn’t ready to give the couple’s young twins a sibling, but David is, and friends fear it could end their relationship.
“Neil loves being a dad to baby Gideon and his sister Harper, but he doesn’t want to re-create ‘The Brady Bunch,’” a friend told The Enquirer.
“He’s so busy with his acting career and other work that it would be circuit overload for him to add another child to the mix — and this has upset David.”
Neil, who came out of the closet in 2006, has been with 37-year-old David, an actor and celebrity chef, for eight years. They became dads when a surrogate delivered the twins in October 2010, and last year the pair announced plans to marry. But they haven’t moved forward with their wedding, and sources say the main sticking point is the size of their family.
“David believes that with all the good fortune they’ve had, they should share it with a large family,” said another source.
“But Neil was nervous as could be becoming a dad to twins. He can’t imagine going through that again.”
In a recent interview, the former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” star admitted he “didn’t love” his first months as a dad. “I struggled with it a lot,” Neil said, adding he’d often “pass off” the twins to David and tackle other household chores instead.
“They have a pretty good system now with the twins, but Neil can’t imagine adding another baby to the equation,” said the friend. “David, on the other hand, doesn’t see why they wouldn’t want to. If they can’t resolve this, it could be the end of them as a couple.
YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, ENQUIRER. There has never and there will never be anything wrong with the beautiful, perfect union between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and I really will not hear anything to the contrary. You’re just jealous that you haven’t found a love like theirs, Enquirer. That’s all this is. So why don’t you stop talking about other people and look into your own life? Don’t put your own bitterness on these guys. You’re pathetic, Enquirer, that’s what you are. Straight pathetic.
July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am by Emily
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.
January 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
I sort of go out of my way not to be Soap Box Johnny.
—Neil Patrick Harris takes a question from Marc Malkin at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gallery and Auction on November 12. The evening’s theme? “40 Years of Family.” (NPH and partner David Burtka have twins together.)
Then Harris clarified, indicating that his family has chosen a quieter sort of advocacy: “We’re super happy to lead by example, but even to define ourselves in any kind of leadership position I think is awkward… I cringe when I hear people say they consider themselves role models.”
November 20, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn
This is a picture that Neil posted on his Twitter yesterday of his partner, David Burtka, and his two little babies, Harper and Gideon, with the caption “Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. My heart is full of love.” I defy you to show me something more adorable.