Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s Twins Don’t Want Siblings: ‘They Have Each Other’


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's Twins Don’t Want Siblings
David Burtka, Harper Grace Burtka-Harris, Neil Patrick Harris and Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

No siblings? No problem! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s 8-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon, don’t want any more brothers or sisters.

“No. I mean, they have each other,” the Series of Unfortunate Events star, 45, told Us Weekly exclusively at WE Day 2019 when asked if the kids were asking for a bigger family. “They’re twins. So there’s a boy and a girl, and they’re super stoked together.”

The actor and his husband, David Burtka, welcomed their twins in 2010 via surrogate. Harris gushed about their milestones in March 2018.

“Gideon’s into baseball at the moment so he’s been practicing his baseball drills and Harper is very into gymnastics still,” the Emmy winner told Us at the time. “She loves doing handstands. As do I. We’re cut from the same cloth. I’m big up in circus stuff. We keep showing each other handstands [and] she corrects me more.”

The New Mexico native added: “We try to incorporate math and spelling and reading and all kinds of things all day long. If they ask if they can have a desert then we’ll use numbers to figure out how to do it. ‘If we’re just going to give you two but there are five, how many are left?’”

Harris and his husband tied the knot in September 2014 in Italy. “Our kids got to the age when they were having reasonable conversations where they’re asking lots of ‘Why?’ questions, then it seemed [important] to be able to have a real clear-cut [identity] of who their daddy is — that he’s my husband, it was easier than partner or boyfriend,” the How I Met Your Mother alum explained on The View that same month.

With reporting by Taylor Ferber

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