Neil Patrick Harris on his kids: I've never been happier
November 25th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris on his kids: I've never been happier

Neil Patrick Harris has a lot to be thankful for this holiday, particularly his children.

"I've never been happier," Harris said of twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace during an appearance on "The Talk" on Monday.

The "How I Met Your Mother" star, whose kids with partner David Burtka were born via a surrogate six weeks ago, said that Gideon and Harper both have different personalities. Their son is "a great burper" and "sleeps all the time," while their daughter is a bit "fussier."

But Harris, 37, revealed that Harper's problems actually stemmed from a gastrointestinal problem. "It feels awful," he said. "All you want as a parent is to make sure they're OK and that they're comfortable."

After the couple tried a hypoallergenic formula and consulted an osteopath, the little girl's health turned around.

"It was fantastic," said Harris. "[Harper] sort of snapped and was a different person. Super calm. Everything is much better."


soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=823i8J0eKK4&w=640&h=390]

    November 28, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Blame Obama

    This is all Obama's fault! What an Obamanation!

    November 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Craig

    It is none of mine or any of our business.........but I see two parents that have a loving relationship that are providing a great environment for two babies to be raised. All I can say is great job and may your family have a great holiday season :)

    November 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Land Shark

    Land shark

    November 26, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. William

    It's their right but I believe that deliberately bringing children into the world without a mother is an incredibly cruel and selfish act.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Eb

      Because moms are so important? Like Susan smith or that one in Texas who drowned her kids?

      November 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Eb...sorry, my bad. You're right. All moms are EXACTLY like Susan Smith or that other one who's name eludes you. By your logic, fathers are of no importance either and babies should be shown the door as soon as they are born.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. joe c

    While i understand the urge for a gay couple to have children with their dna i wish they would adopt... so many kids that need a good home here in america...im not progay or antigay im indifferent because it doesnt effect my life in either a pos or neg fashion.... because i dont allow outword things to dictate who iam and if all these haters (and rabid pros) would get that we'd all be better off....

    November 26, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Grogan

    You eqn to tell me this dude is gay.....

    November 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. People are dumb

    Because anyone with the t. Bagher will be respected when trying to make an intellectual comment. And saleem.. Ur straight parents obviously didnt spend enough time on ur spelling..gay may not be genetic but being a dumb ignorant moron sure gets passed by generation

    November 26, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. carmen

    those children are blessed to have parents who love them. Unfortunately, many children from conventional parents are not so lucky.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. redrider

    Well you're just an idiot. By your rationale any couple who cannot conceive naturally should not parent? No hetero adoptions? No in-vitro? No fertility clinics? Why don't you try opening your mind before you open your mouth.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • T. Bagher

      Name calling...nice.
      Shows how much hate is ingrained into the far left.
      On the bright side though, the kids were not aborted. Something to be said for that I guess.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. T. Bagher

    The day that two guys (or women) can conceive without help is the day that gays should be parents.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. Name*Saleem

    Gay pearents............ A nice example to set where this world going God!

    November 26, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      I HAS A FEELING THAT YOURE STRAIGHT PARENTS ARE GRAMMAR BAD OR UNLITTERATABLE

      November 26, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Eb

      Gay parents can be just as good or as bad as hetero parents. Where is God when straight parents abuse, molest, and murder their kids?

      November 26, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. babycelebs411

    Congratulations and our best wishes to the twins:) soon we will have our predictions posted on these little ones, but today R&B star Usher as his son celebrates his 3rd birthday today: http://babycelebs411.com/2010/11/26/usher-raymond-v-is-turning-3-years-old-today/. many celebs predictions on our celebs911 page.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. getty

    :)

    November 26, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. Junior Tristano

    Neil Patrick Harris ? What a stupid name !

    November 26, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rona juste

    Happy for yu

    November 26, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  17. chickadee515

    congrats on your new babies. here comes double trouble!!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. Angela rivera

    The very best of luck with the twins you deserve them

    November 26, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  19. Alex

    Osteopathic physicians! woohoo! :D

    November 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Cody

    From my family to yours Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Linda Avina

    From my family to yours,
    Happy Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. RIGHT

    I know right!

    November 26, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  23. Jack

    If all parents were as loving as Neil and his partner, David, then comments like yours would never be made.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. Flock You

    Scott, it is you who are sick.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |

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