Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins
August 16th, 2010
11:03 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins

Neil Patrick Harris is the latest member of the “How I Met Your Mother” cast to get bitten by the baby bug – the actor and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins.

Harris – whose co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders each became moms last year – announced his good news via Twitter on Saturday.

“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote.

According to reports, Harris, 37, and 35-year-old Burtka, an actor and chef, will welcome their bundles of joy via a surrogate in October.

Rumors first surfaced that the couple were searching for a surrogate in June 2009, but the former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” star slyly told People, “We are not currently expecting a baby," adding, “Maybe someday …" It looks like that day is here.

soundoff (444 Responses)
  1. Chris Hetzelt-Pretzel

    What did I miss ? Ahh...he campaigned on his agenda, or am I

    the worst listener in the world. O.K. switching gears.

    In New Hampshire Hospital – I can blog on computer. What a great

    outlet. Now alittle rhyming dedicated to my gramma Finnegan and

    Fitzgerald, oh, Kavanaugh and Kinney. Oh, Hetzelt is my great,

    great grandmother's name – Germany, forbidden marriage, religous.

    Now I say, walking up and down

    the hall I have it all within my head, sometimes dread. Worn and torn

    is the scorn; I wish I wasn't born – is shouting at me. When I was

    created I was jaded. I've been here before so let's explore why I

    surmise that you're a freak in disguise. Hey bold, do what you're

    told. If you have something to say, say it to your face. Then

    erase for more space, for the human race.

    October 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris Hetzelt-Pretzel

    What did I miss ? Ahh...he campaigned on his agenda, or am I

    the worst listener in the world. O.K. switching gears.

    In New Hampshire Hospital – I can blog on computer. What a great

    outlet. Now alittle rhyming dedicated to my gramma Finnegan and

    Fitzgerald, oh, Kavanaugh and Kinney. Oh, Hetzelt is my great,

    great grandmother's name – Germany, forbidden marriage, religous.

    Now I say, walking up and down

    the hall I have it all within my head, sometimes dread. Worn and torn

    is the scorn; I wish I wasn't born – is shouting at me. When I was

    created I was jaded. I've been here before so let's explore why I

    surmise that you're a freak in disguise. Hey bold, do what you're

    told. If you have something to say, say it to your face. Then

    erase for more space, for the human race.

    October 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas R. Clauss (In Diapers at 90)

    This is Horrible and should not be permitted.

    September 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rabbi Morey Huckleman

    This is a Direct Violation of the Natural Order of Life.

    This is an Abortion, and we should not tolerate it.

    September 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joseph J

    Maybe he just wants to be a dad?

    August 19, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sheila Trask

    Best wishes (and sleep now!)

    August 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Let it be

    Honestly, in a world where children are starving to death, being cared for by two men or two women should be the least of our concern. Regardless of whether or not they're gay, I just hope they treat their kids right.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. BelliniMartini

    Why do these celebrities have to announce that their having and child or getting a divorce, or getting married and then say, we hope the press will respect our privacy. Just don't say anything and perhaps they will. Idiot comes to mind.

    August 18, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. true voice

    so whos ass is it coming out of?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. VRAlbany

    I wish NPH was my dad!

    August 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. YeremiYah

    Praise be to YAH ruler of the universe....And a man who lies with a male as he lies with a woman both of them have done an abomination to the Most-High...all of you who believe in this act your farther is Ha-Shatan...the Most-High he does not love this at all....

    August 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harry

    Gay is wrong...Kids are for two people who can make them (reproduce). How can anyone walking on this earth not add that up? Why dont all the gays stick to being wierd and perverted and let the rest of the world do its thing. Be gay I dont care, but stop shoveling this gay stuff out here for everyone to see. I wish yall freaks would stay in the closet.....!

    August 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeremiyah

      Harry,thanks to you...Harry read what posted in there

      August 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deanoburger

      Perhaps the world would be a better place if hatred and bigotry were kept in the "closet" and out of the sight of children.

      August 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peter

    Congratulations Neil and David!! Sounds like you will make awesome parents!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bubba

    one of these two must have female organs............ damn bad...........what kind of role models for kids are these two fruit cakes??

    August 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. j geisler

    I have never herd so much hate in my life , congrates to them .I see you

    August 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |

    I find it utterly hard to believe that so many straights out there have so much time to devote to hating on people they will never meet. The "harm" children of gay parents will have to endure is from the children YOU raise to be hateful. If you are straight and protest this version of a family, maybe its because you KNOW what you are teaching your children and are too lazy to correct yourselves and learn/teach tolerance. I wish these MEN the best and I will laugh HYSTERICALLY if 20 years from now CNN features a story on how their kids turn out. I doubt they will be the like Kardashian / Hilton / Lohan spawn (still proud of traditional marriage and the children it creates?) Stop reading this and go look after your own children and spouse.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dee

    Happy for both of them! I think it's wonderful!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. The Enforcer 55

    Wow, I didn't know the bible thumpers were on here in force. Can I ask one simple question to all you bible believers out there? Who wrote the bible? It was man. Not whoever you believe in. The bible was written to control the masses. It was used to scare people into believing. If you have to have a tool to make people believe in what you believe, then your believe isn't very strong. Let me know when someone dies and rots in the ground, then comes back to life and tells us about what it's like after death. Not, that there is a heaven and hell, because that is what the bible uses to control the sheep. Have a real through for once in your lives.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  19. The Enforcer 55

    I just can't stand to watch him on his show. He is GAY. His character is straight. It's very frustrating to watch him chase after women. The show would be great if they changed his character over to being GAY. Rating would go sky high. As it is, I just stopped watching after I found out.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. Eric

    They can't be expecting twins. They are both MEN!

    August 17, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  21. opinated

    in my opinion, this is wrong. pathetic.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jamal

    It's their choice to do as they wish. Personally, I am against it.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  23. Boof

    It amazes me that CNN will delete any comments against these "alternative" lifestyle people. Believe it or not, in the "real" world, there are people that don't agree with this type of thing. In the "real" world, most of us don't want to see this type of thing and in the "real" world, these "alternative" lifestyle people would get their a**es kicked. So, go ahead, call me a bigot or a hater or have my comment deleted but don't think for a moment that this type of thing is normal or approved of by the masses.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  24. Natch

    I didn't even know he was pregnant!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  25. ellejay

    I wish them all the best and I strongly agree that any couple (gay, straight or otherwise) who want a family should have the opportunity to do so. However let's not get too carried away with how fabulous they will be as parents. They will have to prove themselves like anyone else and as human beings will no doubt make the same mistakes as everyone else as they travel down the joyous but difficult road of parenting.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mike

    Perhaps if all of you fine religious folks would be out in the world doing the things the good book says to do, feed the hungry, take care of the sick, clothe the poor, give shelter to those without, instead of being on internet sites and anonymously spreading hate, the world would take you a great deal more seriously about your beliefs.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  27. Debra

    Two more messed up kids. I feel so sorry for them.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Deanoburger

      Let's see. These kids are being born into a family which WANTS them and in which they are not unplanned for nor an accident. These kids are going to be born into a family in which both of the parents make a more than decent amount of money. They will have access to the best in food, shelter, clothing, and education. It would appear that your concerns for these poor children should be directed where it might do some good. If you are really concerned about kids, make a donation to help some of the one billion poor kids in the world instead of worrying about two that don't need your concerns directed toward them.

      August 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Rshntxs

    Doogie and Vinnie?

    August 17, 2010 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Diaf

    Another kids head messed up by rampant political correctness. This country is headed south fast.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  30. Max Semlin

    Hello from that country up north called Canada! First off, I'd like to say congrats to the expecting parents. I'm sure both of them have traveled a very long road, with many unjust obstacles, to reach this point in their lives.

    For those that have nothing positive to say, or judge the young couple due to the fact they are gay, stop wasting your time and ours! Life is too short to have so much negativity, live your lives positively! There is already so much hate in the world. Why add to it? All children deserve a happy home, and I'm sure the twins will have a most loving one. Cheers!

    August 17, 2010 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lisa Kenney

    last time I checked there was a separation of church and state is the US...WHY IS IT...that rt wingers use their church values to to decide what the rights are of a minority...hypocritical..

    August 17, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. lost_faith

    Is it any wonder gay teens are four times as likely to commit suicide than hetero teens? Reading the negative comments really shows you the true nature of humanity. I'm beginning to think there really isn't anything good or decent left in the world.

    August 17, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. dfb99

    Is this an Onion article?
    I dont know man, something about how it's written. As if the the thought that this was different in any way to a man/woman expecting didnt even occur to the author. Oh, it;s just a wonderful world we live in that two men can be "expecting" twins. I'm sorry, to me it still seems weird. I guess I'm "unenlightened" for having that thought. Oh well.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  34. maria


    August 17, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  35. The_Mick

    I was breastfed. My brother was bottle fed. I wish I had his physique and health!

    August 17, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dustin

    Disgusting, gays should not be aloud babies. Poor kid growing up... i would be so embarrassed.

    They really need to release the "cure gay" pill. You know they have one...

    August 16, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debra

      Yes, the "cure gay pill" is called salvation.......a life lived for Christ is not "gay".

      August 17, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Deanoburger

      Perhaps they should release the stupidity cure pill first. If they do you need to be at the head of the line. People such as you should not be "aloud" to post ignorant comments about others.

      August 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Crissa

    That is the cutest thing ever. You're even stronger than most parents to make this decision knowing what hardship you will being going through. Best wishes to you both *hugs*

    August 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ann

    Aw, twins 😀 Congrats to Neil and his partner! XD

    August 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  39. JonBoy

    What if you have to fart during gay relations?

    August 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  40. jennifer

    All I can say is I wish you both the best of luck, Enjoy your two new little joys and cherish each other for the rest of your lives. I hope these children are as wonderful, Warm and Talented as Neil there going to be Amazing!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. txmomma2

    Very sad to force Motherlessness on 2 innocent babies!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiderpig

      Yeah, wonder what will happen if the child walk in on them in the bedroom. "Well honey I was dominating your other daddies rear end, its totally a natural thing to do". If they have a girl wonder how they will talk to her about her period, oh wait they probably bleed out their butts so I guess they understand a little bit.

      August 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      That is funny, but sadly true.

      August 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Adam J. Steinberg

    How can someone look at themselves in the mirror after they just defiled someone butt

    August 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. me

    good luck, that's a long way from buying x mas gifts at walmart in ruidoso nm, when you played doogie hauser, i wish you all the luck in the world.

    August 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. ken

    who sucks who?

    August 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      They probably 69. I know it's a tough picture to put in your head, but likely true. Disgusting!

      August 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  45. chuck

    They aren't expecting twins. What, are they, sea horses

    August 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. David

    Neil and David will be moving into a larger home next month to accommodate their growing family. The move will be made quicker than usual because they both already have their sh!t packed. lol!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mark

    Why do I keep reading that being gay will let our children think its ok? Its not ok and it is ok and even in the face of extreme hatred people still end up gay. these bigots better learn that some of their own offspring will be gay. Are they going to kill them? or wait for their hatred to drive their kids to throw themselves of a freeway overpass?

    August 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jeff

    The Internet needs an "Outrage" button for people to click on. It would save a lot of time.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Maire

    A child deserves to have a mother and a father, ideally the same mother and father who conceived him/her. People can sanitize this however they want. But the bottom line is that it is still incredibly selfish. Gays really do not have the best interests of the child at heart here. And that goes for single women too who go to sperm banks because they are too busy for a relationship or feel they don't "need a man."

    August 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. StarChamber

    This is disgusting. I guess sodomy doesn't work any better now than it did during the downfall of Sodom.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Mario

    People should stop making stupid remarks about which one of them is pregnant, there are plenty of women who are unable to conceive a child that doesn't make them inferior. Many people resort to adoption or surrogate mothers in order to have children. What matters is whether or not they will be good parents.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. MCT

    I think that this is absolutely amazing!!! Congrats to the two of them and I am sure they will be great parents!!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  53. linzy brown

    I don't know. I just find it a little disturbing.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ntfi

    What has this world become? We are surely near the end of time when it is becoming the "norm" to refer to two MEN as having twins. As a WOMAN and mother of three children, I am righteously disgusted at this perversion. Let me ask, which one of these MEN will BREASTFEED, Uh!. It is without a doubt that the erosion of the human race is fast becoming a reality when your magazine proudly condones, promotes, glorify, praise and admire such filth. Why were they not able to conceive children? You got it.....because they are two MEN! Neither can produce an EGG. Don't we need an EGG and SPERM to make children? Oh that's right......between the two of them, they each have SPERMS. Why aren't either of them able to give "their" child the best food nature can got it.....because they are MEN! Righteous indignation.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • mirr0r

      And by your argument, if i was sterile or lost my ovaries for some reason like sickness, i am condemed to never have kids?
      If my husband leaves me or dies, then my children are sure to grow up to be woefully incomplete? By your definition also, I am worse than gay couples as a parent because atleast their kids will have 2 parents while I will be raising my kids on my own? If you call them Filth, then what am I to you?

      If I can't breastfeed for some reason, then my children will be woefully deprived as humans, no matter how much I love and care for them?

      Is this what your God teaches?

      As a true Christian, I beg to disagree with your logic and your intolerance. Yes, read the Bible but also use your common sense and compassion.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  55. skm

    "hoping the press can respect our privacy" ?????? then why "twitter" the news? There is ZERO chance of privacy for this couple and their poor children who will NEVER know what a normal life is....if for no other reason than that they have celebrity parents. I can only hope these folks can try to "normalize" a very unusual arrangement and keep the children out of the usual celebrity limelight for all their sakes.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. freakshow

    What has Doogie sunk to? After seeing his behavior in Harold and Kumar, I can not imagine him as a parent.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Barry Soetero

    Can't believe any self-respecting woman had relations with this guy. I went to High School with the loser at La Cueva, H.S. in Albuquerque, NM (Class of '92). He was a such a serious loser!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jayne

    OK so they're expecting and I'm happy for them – as long as you don't say they're pregnant.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lynn

    For all of the jokers who think that the traditional family with a mother and a father is the only way that God wants us to live, I pose this question: What about all of the people who were robbed of the traditional family? Does God hate them too? My father died before I was born. Does that mean God hates me because I grew up without a father? Your argument is stupid and baseless. You are obviously men who are afraid of being reduced to nothing more than sperm donors by a society that has figured out how to sucessfully rear children in ways that don't conform to your idea of the "traditional family". Parents who love their children, engage them and teach them, raise successful, happy children regardless of their lifestyle. I have already witnessed evidence of this fact because instead of closing my mind to new ideas I listen and learn. The best thing that any straight or gay couple can give a child is love. Once a child knows that he or she is loved, they blossom and become what they are meant to be. And unlike some of the idiots on this site, children don't have closed minds because they haven't yet been exposed to a society that teaches hate, intolerance and ignorance. Therefore, they love their gay parents unconditionally and feel quite normal atleast until they've had the misfortune of meeting people who think like some of the idiots on this site. Not knowing how much some people hate their parents they are quite happy and content with their two Mom's or two Dads. It's too bad that there are so many hateful people in society who have the nerve to call themselves Christians who represent Gods beliefs. Personally, I've never met God because I don't look at the sky and see an invisible man, so I don't know WHAT God believes. I'd like to think that God is kind and loves all people because after all, if he created the world, he created all of the people in the world including gay people.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      Sorry, this is a no-rational-discussion thread. You'll have to go to the back of the line.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      What does traditional have to do with the fact that it takes a man and a woman to make a kid? They should raise their kid because they made the child together. The first thing most strait couples wanna do is make a baby, it makes them feel complete. Gays can not make a kid which means it is not ment to be. Plain and simple people, plain and simple.

      August 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  60. David Stone

    Disgusting......imagine being the only kid in class who doesn't have a mom and a dad, but two dads....gross

    August 16, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. David Stone

    I can just see it now...."Dad?".....(two men answer)....."I mean dad number 2"....."why do all the other kids and my class have a mom and a Dad and I have two Dads?"....then the birds and the bees should make for an interesting discussion as well.....disgusting and sad

    August 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Neil Patrick Himself

    Don't know why I would expect the press to respect our privacy when I am twittering the world about it.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  63. I Am Woman

    Sorry, CNN, but unless NPH grew a uterus, he is not "expecting twins." The surrogate is expecting twins. It has nothing to do with his being half of a gay couple, either. Any hetero man who says he is expecting is going to raise the same hackles on my female self. A man can get away with saying, "my (whatever you want to call the baby mommy) and I are expecting". But until the contributor of the Y can take on the onus of nine months of incubation - followed by hours or days of pain a man can only imagine - they better watch their mouths. And so better the reporters who write about them.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Liberal_Bias

    For a moment when I saw the headline, I tought to myself "I thought he was Gay!" Come to find out I was right and CNN is dispalying its liberal bias. It's wrong to say anyone's expecting when they had nothing to do with the conception...other then forking over a bunch of money. CNN – Constantly Not Newsworthy!!

    August 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jo

    engouraga, well, it seems you've only thought it out so far. If our "Lord" knew today how our bodies worked and the dynamics of modern science, believe it or not, we HAVE progressed since those books, I would think he, being a loving, caring, understanding, etc person that we are supposed to believe he is would understand that this is the way of the world and "Go with the flow" so To speak. He would understand that if it is something natural, biological, then it can not be cursed and turned away. And for the morons who refuse to believe that it is NOT natural, read a science book and learn something. It'a as natural as having twins, But then again you still wouldn't except it. Ignorant is ignorant.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  66. David

    So if Neil Patrick farts will it be a miscarriage? Can you imagine the night of conception? Eeewww. The smell!

    August 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  67. John Sarrow

    How can 2 men have twins?

    August 16, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Sully

    If your gay, fine. But stop with all the gay announcements already! In 40 years this world will have found a way to make everything acceptable. I'm just waiting for some Hollywood nut to come out of the closet saying they've been in a relationship with parrot for the last 5 years and have the bird announce that they are having children. Sounds stupid but 40 years ago people would have thought this was totally insane. This world is a mess.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Sully- It's you're as in you are, not your! Take a class and learn some english and leave other people alone! illiterate bigot (has that been used?)

      August 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • HAHHAH

      'relationship with a parrot' that is freakin hilarious ! I am busting a gut over that one. Sadly, having relationships with animals IS next after the gay debacle this world is in. Actually its mostly the U.S. Most of the ciivilized world recognizes its disgusting and punishes accordingly.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  69. NK

    I'm a straight male, but I'd let NPH have my babies.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  70. momo

    delusional much. ONE mother ONE father???? What is the divorce rate? 50%? 60%? I bet right now you alone can name at least 1 kid that lives in a single parent situation...I bet half of us on here have no idea who their father is...who is to say that YOUR lifestyle is any better than another's? You may have an ideal, but that is what it ideal. Anything on paper looks good until you peel it back. Is it better for a kid to be raised in an abusive household where the mother is beaten by the dad or vice versa? Is it better for the child to have a mother and father even though the dad molests the daughter nightly and the mother stands idly by all in the name of god and "one mother and one father"? Just throwing it out there...

    August 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Delusional much?

      Why is it that supporters of gay marriage and gay parental rights always try this? You cite divorce rates to me...okay, when did I say that I was accepting of divorce? I'm happily married and I took my marriage vows seriously when I made them, so I will not be getting a divorce either. Divorce is a major problem and a plague to marriage. Does that mean I should just stop caring altogether, throw up my hands and say I don't mind if gays get married? Marriage is still sacred to me, and I live true to that belief in my own life. I will advocate the same for others because my family and I have to share in this society with everybody else, so I have a vested interest in its well-being. Likewise with abusive parents...did I ever say I was okay with that either? Why compound an existing problem by allowing further attack on children and their proper development by accepting other forms of sub-par parenting? Arguments such as yours prove nothing.

      August 17, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  71. OmaandOpa

    Now that's headline! It's a medical miracle: Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins. Does he have a uterus?

    August 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  72. momo

    Chris, get off your high horse regarding values–based on the numbers, I am guessing that you or someone very close to you is either a product of a broken home (divorce, child out of wedlock), and has one of more "step" or "half" brother/sister, IS the reason for the broken home (cheating husband/wife).. hetero men and women have absolutely no right to take the moral high ground because everyone of them when we look in their closet have a few skeletons...look at all the loud mouth anti-gay politicians lately that have been caught with gay lovers...look at all the bible thumpers that have been caught cheating, politicians being divorced or exposed or having kids with multiple partners...ridiculous to come on here and pretend to be the guiding light for society, it is a freaking joke, so many dirt bags hiding behind religion and morality to spew hate but when you look close enough they are no different or better than the ones that they are comparing themselves too

    August 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      'skeletons in their closets'. So by your admission you are saying that being gay is wrong because you liken it to a skeleton or something bad they are doing in private? Who is a hypocrite now?

      August 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Michael

    If you want the press to respect your privacy, don't announce it on Twitter. In fact, close your twitter account, as 99% of the people who use it should do....

    August 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  74. John

    What is wrong with the United States? When a single women wants a baby she can get it done without a bunch of right-wing do gooders telling her she is going to hell?

    Country of the free???

    I servered in the military to support our freedoms and my wife and I support anyone that has the courage to raise and love a child. It's not fair to spread lies about childern of gay couples ending up on drugs, becoming horrors or criminals to justify your hate of others. Who are you to judge? Are you God? If so, then wipe the world free of gays or anyone else that does not believe in your views. That was tried a few years ago in Germany.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. MisterPL

    They should have adopted. There are plenty of kids out there already born who need good parents. No reason to turn to science.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Momo

    Keith, there is probably a better chance of you teaching your kids to be ignorant than Doogie teaching his to be gay. I feel for your kids if god forbid one decides to be something other than what daddy wants them to be. Where does your ignorance end? If your kid turns out to be fat will you alienate them? If he decides to be a lawyer instead of a dr will you write them out of your life? What if your son's best friend turns out to be gay? Will you continue spewing ignorance on this topic and alienate your son?

    August 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Momo

    The hypocrisy surrounding this subject is astounding–a hetero couple can have 2 kids, get a divorce, both members of this couple can meet others that have 2 kids of their own, they can then have 2 more kids each and this is normal. I am betting that almost everyone on this discussion knows somebody that has kids with more than one woman/man and it is psychologists have fancy terms like "blended family" to describe...does the hetero community worry about these kids being made fun of at school because they have 2 or 3 or 4 "half" brothers and sisters? It is amazing how many women I know that have kids with up to 4 lst names...has anybody thought about disallowing benefits or welfare for these people? Obviously they are doing their kids a disservice by living such a "disgusting, vile and ungodly" lifestyle, no?

    August 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Momo is dumb

      Momo, you simpleton. There is no hypocrisy. Its wrong for a hetero couple to split up and screw up the kids too! Why do you morons always use bad examples to make gay couples look better? Bad examples are irrelevant. People always say, 'having a gay couple as parents is better than two abusive straight parents'. THAT IS NOT AN ARGUMENT. THAT IS IRRELEVANT. We are talking about a loving mother and father caring for their children. Gay parenting is wrong and so is straight parenting that is abusive. Why can't you get that through your thick skull?

      August 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Diamond

    Congrats!! Lots of Joy, Love, Health and Happiness. Ron

    August 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Amy Bartholomew

    Could you explain to me how the surrogacy works. Which of the dads donate the sperm? Do they both donate and whatever happens happens? One egg and one sperm are required to scientifically reproduce. I am curious.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      It is not my right to judge, however, I feel a woman who rents her womb for two gay men is not thinking of the future for this child. Only the money she will get from the deal. Every child deserves to be loved. And I am certain these two men will love this child, but the child will be emotionally scared for life. Love is not enough outside the home. Every child deserves a Mommy (woman) and Daddy (man). I have seen it happen within a very close circle of friends. People are cruel and the child is going to suffer.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Al

    Neil and David are having twins and the religidiots are having kittens. Congrats guys!!! Don't let the haters spoil your joy.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      I don't hate NPH. He is just wrong. Plain and simple. Gays should never have children (you can't have it both ways, guys)

      August 17, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  81. Keith

    So gross!! Are they gonna teach the kids how to be gay?

    August 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  82. MikeinTexas

    Wow, the Christian Taliban is out in full force in these comments, bashing on a loving gay couple for bringing children into a loving home.

    Congratulations to NPH and his husband!

    August 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      How do you know that NPH is the wife? Maybe he's the one on top doing the ramrod and his gay lover is the reciever of the male seed from behind? Maybe they 69 and they can both be the wife? Just maybe he is the one naked wearing only the cowboy hat, boots with spurs and chaps bending over the saddle to recieve the town Sheriff (his lover)??? To say that NPH is the wife is being a bit presumptuous, don't you think?

      August 17, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  83. Robbie

    That's awesome! I thought NPH was gay, but apparently he still likes to bang chicks.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Momo

    What is so hard to understand about him announcing the impending birth and then asking for privacy? How many times have you read in the news "so and so has passed, at this time we ask for privacy"? No different, he is making an announcement, does not care to comment on it any further and hopes that the press respects his wish (fat chance there Doog) today's day and age with the over aggressive paparazzi, you just know that some skid mark camera guy is going to be routing through Doogie's garbage or following him from some clinic after meeting with the birth mother...sort of like damage control...get out in front of it and the sorry paparazzi will go away, there is no story now,

    August 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  85. meg

    people who need a fairy tale to make them feel better about themselves can think what they want but gay people are no diffrent than you or I. Congrats to NPH and i wish him and his family all the best.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Dissident 10

    As if his ass didn't hurt enough already.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  87. stu

    CECIL.... how many times in school did u get beat up w/ that name?

    August 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Luposian

    All I have to say, is this (and it's plenty enough):

    Romans 1:18, 24, and 26-32 (KJV)

    See, you CAN use the New Testament (most people use the Old Testament) to prove a point against this "alternative lifestyle". Can you use the same bible (KJV) to prove a point FOR this "alternative lifestyle"? I seriously doubt it.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bekah

      And why should any of us care less what your fairy tale book says?

      August 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stewie

      Fairy tale book.. hahahha what a lame attempt at a comeback. People like you are so pathetic. You bash a book that you have never examined and then call yourself enlightened. You are in darkness mentally and you live an empty and debase life. You know you're not happy. Atheists like you are all the same. Bitter, angry, hopeless, and just downright pathetic. Sad really.

      August 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  89. stu

    CLEARLY there are MANY peeps here (the negative posts) who didn't go to college.
    GET AN EDUCATION losers!
    no doubt baron women & gays in the closet.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      You assume that because I have a different opinion than you do about gays that I didn't go to college?!? How elitist. Yes, I went to college. Obviously I wasn't brainwashed by some liberal arts major such as you were. I don't hate gays. I despise their behavior. That doesn't make me uneducated. If anything, it shows your ignorance for accepting such unnatural behavior as normal. Sick!

      August 17, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  90. ohbrother


    August 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Bonnie

    Stop the hate! Those expressing such graphic hatred for gays / lesbians are just disgusting human beings...plain and simple. You make me sick. Narrow minded pigs.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Russ

    I feel sorry for these kids. Let's hope the surrogate changes her mind. It's a shame, I really like Neil Patrick Harris, but he needs to find a nice girl and have a baby the natural way. News flash, you are NOT born gay. It's a lifestyle choice and kids are not experiments. To the poster who said this proves that gays can have kids...what?!. you idiot. This just proves that people with money can buy kids. what a true shame.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jim KIng

    1. Man made up Christianity and its 'rules' so if you choose to follow them fine. 2. Great parents come in great forms, gay and strait, 2 men, husband and wife, uncles, grandparents, single women, etc. 3. Jenn is a bogus poster, no crisis center gets calls about bad gay parents, she made that up 100%. Gays have a much lower incidence than straits of child abuse.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. frasier6670

    yea, they make it sound like this is the norm. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. Truly pathetic.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Enellah

    Well I am Gay and a super father of 6 of the most amazing kids around, they are not really hateful and they prob would not ever going out openly discriminating against kids of straight people so I guess we do parent better? I would personally not use a surrogate but then again I can't imagine a clean closed adoption for a celebrity so I say Good for you boys!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  96. ObamaWorld

    Where's the Taliban when you need 'em?

    August 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mark VG in Dallas

    Good for you guys! Straight people don't have the corner on loving their children.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Ian J

    Regardless of your individual take on the subject; It is my wish for the Best for the children and their parents. A hope filled, healthy and happy life. That is all you can hope for anyone.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Bochops

    This is sick...

    August 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Bill SD

    Disgusting. Poor kids...

    August 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  101. david V

    If all these gods are against surrogacy, gay people, etc. why don't they finally come down to earth and clearly specify what they want instead of having us interpret dusty books written millenia ago? If you were God why would you make so difficult to understand what you really want? Looking at the number of religions, sects, churches you would think there is a whole lot of confusion out there about what is right and what is wrong. What gives?

    August 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Ray

    The bigotry and ignorance from trolls are astounding. But trolls are trolls, what do you expect. Congrats to the couple and may they have the wonderful family they desire and deserve. And screw the naysayers who can't see their own crap. Seriously, this is 2010 and ignorance still rules on the Internet - that's the saddest thing about the trolls.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAY IS GAY

      I fail to see how cruising the hershey highway equals being a good parent.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Ganymede

    Amazing the things that science can do these days. I just hope the episiotomy goes smoothly.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. AE

    I got halfway through these comments & had to stop reading. I am sickened by both "sides'" comments to one another. As a Christian myself, no, I don't agree with what they have chosen to do, but God gave all of us free will to make our own choices. I don't answer for them & they don't answer to me. I'm not silent about what I believe & they don't have 2 be either. HOWEVER – we must ALL respect & love each other. Disagree with actions, even hate some actions – always love people, period.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • svi

      I'm an Atheist, and I would give my left eye to live in a country full of REAL Christians like you.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • christiangrl

      @AE: Amen to that....i am also sickened by the ingnorance of some. None of us are perfect, yet if these kids have a loving home, which I believe they will, then that's all that matters.


      August 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TNT

      @ lvi: Yeah but real Christians don't want to live around YOU.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  105. Kyle

    Wow, that's sthoopper!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  106. JohnG most celebs, they make an effort to publicize their personal lives - yet ask everyone to respect their privacy.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  107. hank1234

    I'm picturing in my mind them corn holeing each other.
    How in the world do they get pregnant?

    August 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Kate

    I love NPH and am thrilled he will be a parent, but if he really wants privacy, why announce it on Twitter? It's not like one of them is going to start showing a little pregnancy bump in the future. A private announcement to their personal friends and family would have been a much better way to have one's privacy honored. Frankly, it's none of my business whether or not he has children.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  109. DrFood

    Why is the assumption being thrown around that gay couples are happy people without any issues at all? Face it, people are people. People get irrational and angry. A gay couple is no better or worse than a straight couple.

    Don't throw gay couples in a ditch, and don't place them on a pedestal.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Allison

    Congrats NPH! You deserve your happiness!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • KellyAnne

      Yea right. Check back in a few years when they are broken up and fighting over custody of the twins causing even more turmoil for them.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  111. Dewight

    two gay parents...poor kids

    August 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Amy

    I swear some of you LIKE being ignorant.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  113. StunnedAgain

    If anyone has the right to marry... then polygamy should be legal – and hey... who has the right to tell a brother and a sister, or two brothers they can't be married? If marriage has no definition then anything goes.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Kukate

    Congratulations! Let's not forget that the most important thing for a child is to be raised in a loving home. I was raised in a "traditional" home where there was no love between my parents and it has taken me years to finally get over my fears of commitment. All that should matter is that they want to be parents, and teach their children what it means to be a good person, and a family.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |

      Study after study shows that a balanced well-adjusted child needs both a loving father and a loving mother, not two fruitcakes no matter how 'nice' they may be. A mother naturally brings certain traits to the table that a father does too. Don't you dare forget that. These kids will be screwed up as all kids in this situation are.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Bill

    I didn't even know he was pregnant!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Glynne1964

    Barney a dad?!! Wow! Now, that's exciting! Maybe if one if a boy...he can grow up to be his "wing man", but only if he "suits up"!! 😉

    I love Neil Patick. Have since Doogie & Troopers! Congrats! Enjoy parenthood to it's fullest!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Leo P

    Having twins, oh boy, Neil is definitely going to have stretch marks when this is all over.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Selfishness-extreme

    These gay couples claim to care so much for these kids... blah blah... these kids will be so screwed up, their friends will just say nothing, won't make fun of, call them names none of that bulling stuff... right?... nice going...way to love a child, pure selfish. Hope Obamas health care will pay for the shrinks... idiots!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Laugh @ Bigots

    Hahaha, "but they can't have kids!"

    Well folks, look here; they are! Congratulations to the happy parents-to-be!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Zakadabug

    The way I look at it is if God didn't want him to have children the conception wouldn't have been successful.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  121. walleye

    I certainly must laugh ( or should I cry) at how narrow minded some people are. Do we still think the way we did 100 years ago about how diseases were transmitted? Do we still consider the world being flat? Except for the narrow minded bigots who are the dumbest people on the planet, do we still think blacks are inferior? With the exception of some mid-east countries, do we still think people should be stoned for sinning? My point is the world and its thinking evolve over time – hopefully to a better place. In the future gays will be a part of society without any stigma.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  122. AAA

    I live in an exclusive distrist in Seattle. Our neighbors are gaywith children. We all adore them and the effort they put
    into parenting and thier home. The majority of us signed a letter of "welcome to the neightborholld". My five siblings
    were put in an orphange. All I ever wanted was a loving homelife.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  123. kwepit1993

    As long as you can afford children and raise them to be productive members of society, God bless you. Teach children values and respect for others. Show them support. Encourage children to strive for excellence in academics. This is what it means to be a parent in today's world.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Drew

    Hooo, hoooo, listen to all the uptight Church Ladies, pursing their lips and passing judgement. Perhaps there is divine justice and you'll all spend eternity in Hell as human mattresses in gay households.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Dwight

    Why is it that people – gay or straight – can buy a baby, but it is illegal to buy a body part from someone.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • m.e.l.

      I agree...had an argument about that with a conservative radio host actually. He kept saying that abortion was evil because it was god's will to have this child be born...but couldn't argue his way out of the opposite side, that many couples (straight) cannot have a baby naturally so resort to IVF, surrogacy, etc, which he condones. So which way is it? If god "wanted" babies to be born, he wouldn't have couples jump through hoops, would he? Or, hmm, maybe "he" just doesn't care, doesn't exist.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Pat


    August 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  127. CanadiansLoveNPH

    Way to go NPH! This is great news and so glad for him and his partner! How nice to see a rare positive story on CNN since all they usually report everyday is bad news.

    Best to NPH and his partner, and especially best to their yet-to-arrive babies, wish all of them health & happiness!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Carl

    Good for you Neil. Two kids will live in luxury with loving people who had to fight to become parents (and not the result of an accidental pregnancy from a broken condom). As for you Christians criticizing this, that is your right. But your rights end when it starts to impinge on the rights of others. I dont believe in your Bible and I see no reason why laws should be enacted that cater to one religious group. If your faith was strong enough, you should be able to live by the tennets of your faith without having the government force everyone. And if you cant share living space with those who believe and live differently, go somewhere else.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      Take religion out of the picture. Studies show that children thrive with a father and a mother that love them. Not being raised by two mothers, two fathers, 3 fathers and a duck.. no.. a father and a mother. To wish it any other way will not work.
      Its like saying, 'yes I beat my kids but I buy them candy!' Depriving your children of their own parents is selfish and wrong.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  129. Chris

    I don't get it...they're having a baby but which one is pregnant? Doogie or David? My money is on Doogie.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Harold

    I am happy for them, but what I find interesting is that he said the hopes the press respects his privacy. So, he posts it Twitter? Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  131. chicago

    Lets get a living dollie to play with for a couple years till we break up!
    Yea, it's ever so much fun.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • girlfeathers

      Right, because straight parents never break up. *rolls eyes*

      August 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • chicago

      Is that your justification? Becasue someone else screws it up we'll just let whoever. We should let football teams have children too, and bowling leagues. At least they wouild get excercise.

      August 17, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  132. rich jones

    Just a question. If God didn't create Adam and Steve, Who did? Just wondering.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Ben

    Harold and Kumar.

    You're welcome, NPH.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  134. SonOfSteel

    If the photo above is any indication, all must be thrilled. Congrats to the proud parents~!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  135. dly

    For those who don't approve of the twins arrival in their lives, maybe you could just try to stop all those straight parents from having gay children??????? Take up your issues with them!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Lovemygays

    What a load of crap that a child NEEDS a mother and a father. As a woman with a awesome best friend who is Gay male i must say that i swear he would probably make a better mother than me sometimes. One of the best things i can offer my child or try to instill in my child is an open mind. To not make judgments on people simply because they are different that yourself. My daughter knows that some guys like girls and some guys like guys etc. We don't feel the need to classify him as Gay simply because society prefers we classify everyone so then we can be judgmental of them because of that classification. Congrats to NPH and his partner couldn't be more happy for them to defy society and have two children.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • girlfeathers

      Congrats to you, Lovemygays, for avoiding the labels! Very refreshing and hopeful!

      August 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You could not be MORE WRONG. In fact, there is another article on CNN.COM that proves a father AND a mother is crucial to the development of a healthy child. A loving father and mother. There are people out there without a father or a mother that would do ANYTHING to know their other side that created them. They want to know what makes them who they are. Not know your parents leaves you empty inside. Believe me, I know. People say they are loving but if they truly were, they would adopt kids that do not have parents at all instead of creating more fatherless and motherless children that will have psychological damage. This should be illegal.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  137. Dale in ATL

    Can this guy get any more awesome than he already is?

    August 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  138. MIke

    Just nasty.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  139. graceintexas

    yuck. flaunting it( their sinful living). bless these kids.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Steve

    This "couple" is not expecting twins – two men have arranged a business deal with an unnamed woman to impregnate her and the result is a set of twins. Who is the quote unquote father? Doesn't the reality that it takes a man and a woman to create a baby get through to any of you people?

    August 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      You are EXACTLY right. I don't see how people can't see the facts in front of their eyes. Good post!

      August 17, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  141. JustFine

    Didn't anyone see the birdcage? That guy was brought up by 2 dads and turned out just fine.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Walker

    Get your sleep now...we have one and I haven't slept for 9 weeks. Amazing, wonderful and exhausting!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Sad

    This is heartbreaking and unbelievable.....How can this be treated as "not just acceptable", but even "good"? I don't even know what else to say, just sad.
    God redeem this nation.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  144. JuJu

    @NPH... CONGRATULATIONS! @theFellowWellWishers... CONGRATS on congratulating! @theNegative Critics... awwww come on. Those babys are gonna look so cute. You know you wanna' see the pics.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Ogg

    I can't believe what society has come to.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  146. PartyPants

    Dear Diary

    Vinnie was sure he was a loser and ended up failing in love. I was sure I was a genious and almost failed in medicine. Sometimes the person who can make the biggest fool out of you is yourself.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Steve

    Ok rough tally here: Note the comments of the Christians and religious nutcases above and you see a common thread. Hate, bigotry, calls for death, extreme negativity. The other side shows compassion, support, love, thoughtfulness. They run around with their bible spouting hate under a banner of their loving Jesus. It is this same misplaced misguided logic and attempt to force religion on others that just allowed the Taliban to stone a man and woman in Afghanistan. Notice a common theme?

    August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Amen Steve!!! Well said. Too many people use Jesus' name for hateful purposes. I'm telling you...if he were a) real and b) here, he certainly would be an agnostic.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • lewax00

      Of course, because Jesus preached intolerance and hate. No wait, it was the opposite of that wasn't it...hmm maybe someone should inform them?

      August 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      you ARE kidding, right? There is no hate or bigotry. No calls for death. We are only saying it is unnatural behavior and not acceptable. That is NOT hate or bigotry. Nobody wants to hurt NPH, he just shouldn't be allowed to 'buy' a kid with another man. As for gays being compassionate? Calling God a fairty tale and telling people they are idiots or crazies because they disagree with them is NOT being compassionate. THAT is being a bigot towards others. Gays can never see how closeminded they really are.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  148. PTM

    I noticed he was packing on some pounds. Now i know why.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  149. TheRealCaptain

    Freaks. Enjoy hell.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Enjoy Hell... Sounds like something Jesus would say. I'm sure you'll be joining them since you are free of sin? I hope you have children and one of them turn to the darkside. Would you like to see them in Hell? Faith and God were all made up by man. It's to control your thinking and pick your pockets.

      Wake up hater.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Ha, haaaaaaa, I hope they make out in front of you while you're there.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • alien

      Yeah, you're the only one who is going there, bigot.

      August 17, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  150. Marco

    Ummmmh... Twitter AND "hoping the press can respect our privacy"... I don't think that works out well...

    August 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Dan

    Poor kids

    August 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      No...they'll be rich kids.
      Rich, and loved, and...yes, yes a very terrible existence to be sure.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Ken

    The moral upright adult thing they could have done is not annouce this to the whole world. They are shoving this down everyone's throats as a publicity stunt. If they would have done this quietly I would have had the greatest respect for them. This is nothing more than a circus stunt. Like the girls who made a spectical over the prom before the prom even occurred. I believe in equal rights I don't believe in showboating and forcing the ideas down on everybody. Not all folks are going to like this and you can't make them. SO live free and quiet, If you gay folks want to be treated equal then act like it.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • spinynormina

      That's right! Gay people should just be quiet so the uncomfortable straights don't have to be reminded they exist.


      August 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Actually, tabloids reported this before he tweeted to confirm. Much better than letting the press hound him for months, if you ask me.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • KenIsAnIdiot

      Yes, of course, Ken. They should stay quiet about this matter. A straight couple would have never Tweeted or updated a Facebook status, etc. upon finding out they were to be proud parents, right? They would just let that baby pop out....and SURPRISE everyone! We're having a child. You're an idiot.

      August 17, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  153. Michael

    Jesus hurry back.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • you got that right

      Amen, brother!! Amen.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Yes, Jesus please come! And get rid of all these so-called "Christians" who are hateful bigots in your name. If you WERE here today, you'd be loving, accepting, and would never step foot in most of these churches that bear your name. Amen.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      Sarah thats probably going to be replayed back to you on judgement day, you might wanna be careful what you say?

      August 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      Sarah that probably will come back you, you might wanna be careful what you say?

      August 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Cincymom

    To all the people who seem to think these kids will be made fun of I disagree. We are living in an age where (most) parents are raising their children to view everyone as equals. My son who will be in 1st grade this year has a friend who has 2 lesbians as parents. Not ONCE have I heard of another child making fun of this little boy. My son has asked me why his friend has 2 mommies and I just tell him that every family is different and sometimes kids have a mommy and daddy and sometimes they have 2 mommies and sometimes 2 daddies. He really could care less. I know he's 6, but bottom line is kids don't care unless PARENTS make them care! At some point every child gets made fun of for something, if not gay parents then something else!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Tom

    Pathetic and disgusting. Must be an anal baby.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Chris

    Judging by most of the approving comments this culture is going to hell in a septic tank.

    Most people posting here should stop and re-evaluate the foundation that their so-called values are based upon.

    Here's a sober thought; most people do not have a coherent foundation for their "values". Most peoples' values are firmly based in mid-air.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shogun

      There's nothing to worry about. Most people out there (even most voters in California) are not as morally corrupt as many of the posters here. I'd say most of them are either gay themselves or confused.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • lewax00

      And by "based in mid-air" you mean "based on an invisible man in the clouds" right? That's about as "mid-air" as it gets.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      True. As most people (in the United States) are Christians, the foundation for their values is completely incoherent. I doubt that most of you exclaiming that these rules are spelled out clearly in the Bible have ever actually read it. I also doubt that you sacrifice two turtles every time you menstruate.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  157. sevenyearhawk

    I consider myself moderate to fairly liberal on most issues ...

    but I'm sorry, gay adoptions – let alone celebrity ones (a whole issue in of itself) I am not "down" with that.

    And here's why:

    I'm a minority, adopted by "white folks" and I know how confused I was and how often we had to explain "oh, he's ours"

    What the fcuk is someone going to do to have to explain why they have two moms or two dads?!?!?!?!

    I'm sure that they can parent just as well or better than most people with functioning gonads, but I don't like it – not one freaking bit.


    August 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • spinynormina

      Your opinion has been heard. Thanks for sharing it. And now I'd like to congratulate Neil and David.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Similar mother is asian and my father is white. I dont look even remotely white. I have to explain my relationship with my father to everyone...and its no big deal. Besides..this kids dad is famous, he wont have to explain to anyone, we know the situation before he does...

      August 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Romans 1:26-27

    'Nuff said.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Take that cross and solve it up your @ss. (STOP... Don't want to give you to much enjoyment!!!)

      August 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Oooooooo Dark ages stuff! They'd probably have killed you back then for some thing you didn't even know would get you killed.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  159. lewax00

    I had no idea he was gay. Which people are just like normal people?! Quick, hide these facts, don't let the anti-gay rights people know, they won't have anything to protest and amuse me with!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      no, that just means you haven't been paying attention. He announced he was gay to the entire world about 2 years ago on national TV. Try to catch up. Doesn't make him like you or me.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  160. Miguel

    seriously, and we wonder what is wrong with our country? I am supposed to be happy for these guys? These 2 kids are going to grow up with serious questions/problems. If everyone were gay then we would not procreate anymore, maybe that is why the OT prohibits it!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • spinynormina

      I was raised by a straight mother and her also straight second husband (my step-father). Both were abusive to me. I have lots of questions now that I'm an adult. I'd have rather had two gay parents who loved me than the abusive environment with straight parents I had to endure.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gretchen

      @SpinyNormina: Your point is moot. It is not either one or the other. Either abusive parents or gay parents. Both are wrong. We are talking about a normal loving relationship. Why do people like you fail to grasp that?

      August 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Craig

    What will these kids do! Aren’t all children today raised in a loving home, by two educated parents of different genders, with good jobs, who planned their children, waited until a mature age to get pregnant? This is sarcasm if you haven’t figured it out. Most children in this world will never half of what these twins will. I got teased about all kinds of things when I was a kid. If a parent is worried about a kid being teased they might as well keep their kids in a bubble! Two loving parents that can provide for their twins.....sounds like great parents to me! Congrats 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      they will have what money can buy. That is it. Of course, they will probably be raised in some liberal bastion like New York City and not the real world where people understand that being gay is a lifestyle choice and you are NOT BORN THAT WAY!!!! Idiots.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  162. E

    Congrats! When I first heard the news through a friend, they left out the surrogate part so I was a bit confused. Still, this is really good news. No doubt about it that NPH and his partner will make excellent parents. I wish them the best of luck!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Jeff in LA

    Happy for the Harris family. But if they wanted privacy, NPH might have foregone the Twitter brag that was bound to get headlines - and cause press intrusion. Stars never seem to think that "shut up" is a valid choice.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  164. ken

    creepy. really creepy. I just can't get used to the concept. Something unatural about it.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ken

      Although, I don't seem to have the same creeped out-ness about someone who had a straight relationship with kids becomming gay. hmmm. Something not right there.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • spinynormina

      I think there's an ointment for that problem of yours.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  165. butlerbulldawg74

    it's gonna be legen...wait for it, because I hope you're not lactose intolerant...dary!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  166. citizenUSA

    I didn't know he was pregnant.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Yuliqmahbaht

    I'm sure NPH and his partner will make better parents than... let's say... Reverend Fred Phelps and his clan. God Hates Hypocrites Fred, and I can see this section has a bunch of 'Holier than thou' followers. Congrats Neil and David... You're alright in my book.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Don

    Good for them! I'm sure they'll be wonderful parents.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  169. John

    NPH wouldn't do that...

    August 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Steve

    What is this country coming to? This is why the Middle East is fighting a war against the West. We are trying to push this liberal crap on them.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • spinynormina

      Yeah, what with us letting women vote and own property and all.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Steve

    How can two men have twins? That's unnatural. If you can't have offspring through natural reproduction (man/woman) then you shouldn't be allowed to have children.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • E

      @Steve: What about all the male-female couples that cannot reproduce naturally? Are they not allowed to raise children either?

      August 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • alien

      Oh Mah Lawd....what has this world come to???

      August 17, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  172. sunsohot

    Congrats to Neil and David and hats off to the surrogate mother!!! Hope all goes well with the pregnancy and that 2 bundles of joy arrive safely in October.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  173. AshannaK

    N.P.Harris having twins? Is there something my Momma forgot to tell me?

    August 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  174. JMCain

    NPH has stated that he will personally deliver these babies.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Johnjon

    My partner and I send Neil and David our best wishes, and congratulations. Twins? ei yi yi............. what a handful. We think it's time for Kelly Ripa to organize the baby shower!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  176. bg

    and the first amendment bites the dust

    August 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Do any of you know NPH? How can you say he will be a great parent? Because he's on a t.v. show and appears to be a riot? He also appears too be a serious partier in his movies, but that doesn't mean he's a good drunk!! Tolerance isn't necessarily a good thing.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Drew

    And to those who like to decry the illogic of gay marriage because "they can't produce kids," looks like Neil and David are doing alright to me.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      uuh, you ARE kidding right? They didn't 'produce' any such thing. They bought their kids from a surrogate. So, yeah, gays still can't produce kids. Did you honestly think your post proved otherwise?

      August 17, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  178. stu

    & w/ a name like AL....well ....enough said.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  179. pickles

    Congrats! Have a wonderful life with your twins. XOXO

    August 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  180. debbie

    Sadly I'm certain the press will not respect the request to give them privacy. Hopefully they do – congrats to the happy couple!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katharine

      I highly doubt this will be Brangelina. Celebrity parents do have a lot of control over how much coverage their kids get in the press. Those that parade their kids in front of the media (for attention) often are the ones "complaining" about it. Frankly, NPH strikes me as being a sensible human being who wouldn't do that to his kids.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  181. stu

    any guy using the name CATom.....will NEVER find mr Right!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  182. stu

    such a cute couple. y doesn't CNN have the boyfriends/new daddy (husband?) pic here? GET IT TOGETHER CNN! THAT'S Y FOX & MSN HAVE HIGHER RATINGS. Bet if was Andersom cooper & his man....

    August 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  183. CATom

    I can just hear the doogie howser birds & bees talk......

    Now son that thing between your legs is for fun only....if you want a child just pay straight people.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Culture bearer

      You don't use yours just for fun. Pity you. If you use if just for breeding, you are just an animal. A non-human animal.

      August 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      hahahahaha. Good One.

      @Culturebearer: Correction, THEY are animals. Perverse freaks NOT of nature. It is a serious mental illness, don't fool yourself.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  184. maeve

    Congratulations on your happy news! Ignore the crazies and enjoy this time of anticipation and most of all enjoy the babies when they are finally placed in your arms. Patrick, you seem like a happy person, give that gift to your children when they arrive. Good luck to you and your partner for a great experience– happy parenthood.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Heather

    That's awesome news! Yay gay parents!! (Who tend to be far less arrogant and bigoted and fearful than some of the commenters here, doesn't THAT mean they will raise a better child??)

    August 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeepers

      I think it's great too. And how old am I if Doogie Houser is becoming a parent??? Oh yeah...I'M A PARENT! Time warp.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      No, gay guys tend to be just as bigoted as the general population... they just usually aren't prejudiced against other gay guys. Not a knock on gay people, I'm just saying they are basically like everyone else... not a bunch of saints.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      Hah! No, that just means they will raise a gay child.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  186. Alek

    Poor kids. They're going to be tormented like crazy in school.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Culture bearer

      Chances are, they won't be. Because the next generation is so much more tolerant than this one.

      August 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Culture, you are absolutely correct. The next generation is much more tolerant and accepting than the prior generations, and thank goodness for that. Further, one of his parents is NPH. That kid is going to have to reign in the awesome-ness.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • svi

      Any torment they face is the fault of people like you.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Barb

    Good for them. Congrats to teh happy couple 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  188. james

    Lucky kids !!! Neil will make a great dad.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • DSANG

      Probably not...but that's ok 'cause he can hire the best nanny!

      August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      And if he doesn't turn out to be a great dad, the other guy may. What the kid has no chance of having is a great mom.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tessa

      WHAT do you know this guy personally? If not, why the crap are you making such assumptions?

      August 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Suzanne

    Hey Frances, it's ok to have your own opinion. Don't be bothered by all of the nasty emails from others. Apparently if you don't agree with them they find it ok to ridicule you. I may not agree with your opinion but you certainly don't need to be ridiculed for it either. Have a nice day!

    August 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Sabina

    It's not about what the parents want; it's about what's best for the child. I would not have wanted my daughter to be raised by 2 men. Nor would I have wanted my son raised by 2 men or 2 women. I am NOT saying that gay folks cannot make good parents; they can. It is about what the child needs. A child needs a mother and a father. Granted, they can't always get that, but let's try to bring them into the world in an optimal environment. Too many children that grow up without a mother or father have a great big hole inside of them. There is definitely something missing. And it's not the adults who suffer from this void; it's the child.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Really..? What is BEST for the child is being surrounded by love and positivity, regardless from where it comes. As long as the chil knows he or she is loves unconditionally, they will turn out just fine.. Need an example..? Ask either of my 2 children, and I'm a lesbian 🙂

      August 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter Barnes

      Wow. What a lucid and sensible response to an absurd situation. In today's me first society we always think of the parents first (e.g. single mothers wanting a baby to fulfill them) but never think oft the child first. WELL SAID!!

      August 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Sorry Sabrina, but too many children that grow up with a mother AND father still wind up either dead or irreparably damaged. Therefore, your argument is not valid.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katharine

      @Jennifer, I'm embarrassed that people like @Gross exist. Thankfully there are fewer and fewer of them, and eventually they'll go away entirely. I support you and any family that consciously chooses to parent in a positive and loving way. You absolutely rock 🙂

      August 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bekah

      @Jenniffer: You go girl! You know if your children are happy and that's what matters!

      @GROSS: Personally, I think anyone as hateful as you should have kids removed from their homes so they don't brainwash them, but I guess the world can be perfect. So, instead, STFU.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Sabrina, all the studies that have examined the effect of two gay parents (either two men or two women) have demonstrated that there is no statistical difference between children raised by straight parents and children raised by gay parents. It is simply not true that "children need a male parent and a female parent." Not only is that statement not backed up by science, but it relies on antiquated gender stereotypes that have also been proven to be incorrect. In other words, as long as the child gets all the influences of the "traditional" mother (nurturing) and the "traditional" father (providing, strength (whatever that means)) from SOMEONE (either a man or a woman), the children turn out fine.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • OpenMinded

      In committed gay/lesbian couples there is often in fact a "man/father" and a "woman/mother" type.

      August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  191. marc

    “So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote.

    Get real! You cannot have it both ways. First, you send out a message on Twitter to announce to the whole world your goods news. Then, within that global announcement, you dare ask for privacy. HA! Like the members of the press are going to afford them that privilege.

    I also hope this match made in heaven is actually more solid than those of Rosie, Melissa, Jodie, and the list goes on and on.

    Good luck to NPH. Wait.... phone is ringing. Agent says, Hey, Neil, gotta a good, lucrative deal for you and the hubby if People gets to publish your twins' photos first. Wait again... I did ask for privacy but that six-figure amount is awesome. Ok, to hell with what I said back in August. Bring on the cameras.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      so if someone offered you 6-figures for the rights to publish your child's first pictures, you would say no?

      You my friend, are an idiot.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • marc

      Maybe an idiot, but not a hypocrite. Glad to see that you would stand by your principles as well, you twit.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  192. AGeek

    If you want privacy, start by not posting it to twitter or facebook. Other than that, congrats all around.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  193. JD

    Congrats to them both. The kids will be loved because they are so WANTED by the couple!

    All of you who disagree need to wake up. Gays deserve marriage & kids just like any other couple.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Delusional much?

      If gays "deserve" kids, how come they cannot conceive and birth them without a third party involved? How come they will never be able to experience having children that will be a manifestation of the two parents combined? I'll tell you's because it's NOT NATURAL! Whatever laws may be implemented by activist judges across the country (without the approval of the voting public, even), such as in California, the laws of nature will continue to hold fast. These and all gay "parents" will continue to be mere shadows of God's intended structure of one mother and one father. It is quite selfish of such people to bring new lives into this world when they will be cheated out of a proper family structure from the beginning. Attempting to defy God and the natural order He created will only result in failure, sooner or later.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      So by your logic, anything that you had to work for (that wasn't handed to you by "God") is something that you don't deserve. If you don't mind, please give me your address and leave everything you didn't acquire "naturally" in your front yard. I'll be by in a few weeks to pick it up. And don't even come back at me with "God gave me these blessings". Because I coud just as easily argue that god gave gays the blessing of surrogacy.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Delusional much?

      Wow, that's quite a stretch. My logic didn't come anywhere even CLOSE to suggesting that. Maybe you should get a little of your own first before you start trying to comment on my logic, because clearly you: a) Didn't get what I said AT ALL or b) Are just grasping at whatever small strings you can in a vain attempt to defend a concept that is beyond defense.

      August 17, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      @Delusional Much? So what is your take on straight couples who are not able to conceive naturally? Is that "Gods" way of saying they shouldn't reproduce? That makes absolutely no sense. Many children are brought into your so so called "God intended structure" to only be left with a drunken, abusive or absent parent. Does that not result in failure as well? Manifestation of two parents, there goes adoption as well for those barren couples. As far as your laws of nature…cancer occurs in nature, but yet we have medical procedures in place to combat cancer, while yes it does often prevail…by your logic because typical western medecine is not "natural" we should leave those people to die because it is just natures course. Please, you have no logical grounds to stand on. If you believe that being gay is wrong and gay couples having children is wrong, that’s your belief and your decision to hide behind your version of faith, not everyone elses. So does us all a favor and tune out and turn off and stop reading the articles you know you wont like.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  194. Adrian

    I love how people are always quick to make speculations about how the kids will turn out! Only God knows the answer to that. Congrats guys on the news!!!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Edgar Friendly

    These kids are going to have to try really hard to not grow up too awesome.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Lorraine

    What wonderful news! Congratulations you two. Very lucky kids!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stuff

      This is the most idiotic comment I have ever read. How on Earth are they lucky kids?

      August 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Their dad is rich........that's how...........idiot.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Amanda: Just because a person is rich does not mean they are good parents. Are you seriously this stupid? Remind me never to meet an empty, vapid, moronic woman like you.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  197. Rubber Hat

    Duggie is gay???!!!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Way to keep up with the times... NPH has been openly gay for at least five years.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  198. Sean

    If he wants his privacy respected, why announce it to the world on Twitter? What an idiot.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Pretty much every straight couple that I've known announces impending births, but they still expect people to respect their privacy. Just because someone wants share their good news doesn't mean that they expect their business to become anyone elses.

      Gratz, Neil!

      August 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • chipo

      sean, dude, you're so right!!! you don't want us to know? Simple: DON'T TELL US!!!

      August 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marco

      Yea... Twitter AND "hoping the press can respect our privacy"... I don't think that works out well... What a stupid world this is.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms. Behaves

      Are you guys seriously that dense? By announcing it on his own – via Twitter, blog, press release, whatever – he’s controlling the announcement.

      Clearly he’s fine with people knowing the news, in general. That’s quite different from the press and public having a total field day and trying to find out who the surrogate is, where the birth will be, etc.

      If he HAD tried to keep it a total secret, the press most certainly would’ve gotten wind of the story and descended like vultures, as usual. But, again, rather than allow that to happen he controlled the announcement.

      Get it? And maybe, in the future, think about things just a little?

      August 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ProchoiceDoula

      Giving an announcement to let fans and press know is one thing. Setting boundaries is another. Respecting privacy means they'll give out information as THEY want, instead of having papparazi (sp?) swarming their house. That's what he's talking about.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  199. WBinNT

    He has gained so little weight to be carrying twins!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  200. BeckFastPaws

    So much for all the anti-gay-marriage arguments about gays not being able to have children.

    Congrats to Neil and David.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      You are many levels of stupid beckfast paws. People say that gays cannot have children because obviously it is biologically impossible. I swear with many of these comments you people have seriously missed the logic train.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  201. Christian

    Children face ridicule from children raised by irresponsible morons. Raise your children to be afraid of people who are different from them or teach them that they are superior to others and you end up with an ignorant bully. It's time to change the examples we offer to children instead of instilling ignorance. Good luck to the new parents. Instead of being "confused" I hope they are spared the hate certain "god" lovers so readily spew at their fellow brothers and sisters. May god be with YOU.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • MiHiMan

      Ridicule at school.....????Give me a break..Children ridicule who their parents teach them to! Take a moment and look back at the BLACKS...They were tortured with comments at schools and everywhere they went..They did not deserve it! Neither do any gays or their children. We are all born into this world to be equal.........Only the narrow-minded are the problem.......

      August 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  202. stevie68a

    Neil Patrick harris has been successful for many years. These children will do better than most by having the best doctors,
    schools, and whatever they need. I grew up in an alcoholic home with our father leaving us when we were very young.
    A traditional family is no guarantee for perfection. Perhaps the haters can talk to adults who grew up in gay households,
    it will surely confuse you to find these people might have turned out better than most.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Well put Stevie!

      August 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loopy

      There's no guarantee that a gay couple's kid will turn out any better than a 'normal' couple's kid. In fact, I love how gay people are fighting for the right to get married, yet there are gay couples also getting divorced.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • jillejo

      I agree with JJ, well said!

      August 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • chapelmr

      @bill so ur saying the fact that they "hump butts" will automatically make them bad parents?

      August 17, 2010 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      The idea that anyone knows the mind of god is laughable. Just stick to "love your neighbor" and I think we'll all be fine.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  203. Geri

    Live and let live! Who are we to judge?

    August 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      How can anyone still believe in "Adam & Eve"? I mean, even if you're Christian and believe in God you must know it's a creation myth, because when HUMANS wrote the Bible they didn't know much about science and biology.

      And you do know your Bible was "translated" in the 17th century, right? By humans?

      August 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Encouraja

      @ seriously? will do u much good to read the bible from Genesis to Revelation, and please note how many scientific facts are in there that Science only recently caught up with.....facts written thousands of years ago, that so called modern science only discovered much for modern science. It just never ceases to amaze me how people choose to display their levels of ignorance (obviously fueled by bias / preconceived notions) in public forums.

      August 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustSaying

      JNonney– sooo, if Adam and Eve only had sons (according to the Bible), then Eve must have procreated with one of her sons.... are you saying that's OK? I'd rather an Adam and Steve get together...

      August 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • barabbas21010

      JNONNEY . . . so, like . . who created Steve ?

      August 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a GRIP

      @ Seriously: You are a complete imbocile who has obviously never anaylzed the Bible. Its very easy to be prejudiced about something when you have not even bothered to examine it and cross reference it to archaeolgical findings, scientific findings, and the like. But go ahead and not read it because you and grubby paws do not even deserve to touch it. Continue to live your base life. You will soon be dead along with all who think like you.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theresa

      Wait, so you're saying if I read the Bible, I will NEVER DIE??? Why have you churchies been keeping this a secret???

      August 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouGo

      Way to go Encouraja! As for Seriously, you shouldn't speak on a topic unless you are at least somewhat educated about it, obviously it sounds like you've never even cracked open the bible. There definitely are facts in the bible that were written down thousands of years before discovered by scientists...
      I'm not one for judging others, to each his own I have my opinion and I'll leave it at that since everyone has their own anyway.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • CrazyChristian

      I think that Adam and Eve were simply the FIRST man and woman created, thus inferring others were actually created. Two separate creatures, one dependent on the other. I still don't really how this would relate to whether or not this would make Neil Patrick Harris a good or bad parent, or is that even the issue? Is the issue here that gay couples should or should not be allowed to parent, or that gay relationships are a carnal sin or what? I am really kind of lost in the spiral of the discussion. I do however hope that anyone that takes on the job of parenting (mother of 3) realizes what they are getting into, gay or straight. It is a hard, demanding, self-sacrificing position to be in and I wish them both all the best, as well as thier empending children. Oh yeah, Jesus ROCKS!! (I think as a Christian I am expected to interject at least that much or I'm not taken as seriously;) )

      August 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Who are we to judge?....what stupid, contrite drivel..........we are called to judge every day....what do you think your doing on jury duty?...........

      August 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cedar Rapids

      '.it will do u much good to read the bible from Genesis to Revelation, and please note how many scientific facts are in there that Science only recently caught up with.....facts written thousands of years ago, that so called modern science only discovered recently....'
      Complete and utter nonsense. Total balderdash. Please please please give me an example of what modern science has only recenly discovered that was in the bible thousands of years ago.

      To quote the same poster.... It just never ceases to amaze me how people choose to display their levels of ignorance (obviously fueled by bias / preconceived notions) in public forums.

      August 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jes

      @ Jeff

      Who really likes jury duty anyway?

      August 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • OpenMinded

      @Cedar Rapids – Amen Brother. I love it when someone's unconscious mind completely betrays their own mindset while attempting to project it onto others.

      August 18, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  204. Brutus

    @All. Pathetic clown. YOU"RE the problem.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  205. jamie

    CATom you sound jealous ! Gay couples have every right too adopt a baby , just like everybody else ! Congrats too the new parents ...

    August 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Adpot yea, but surrogacy??

      August 16, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Why is surrogacy any more wrong for a gay couple than a straight one?

      August 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ProchoiceDoula

      You're right, TDR. It's not natural. Which is why we as a society expressly prohibit single men and women from adopting children, using IVF to conceive, or using a surrogate. And why we disallow single women from carrying pregnancies to term then parenting their own children. And why couples who adopt aren't "real" parents. Reproductive Justice for all... I think NPH would make a great dad.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramana

      How would u know if he's dad or mom?

      August 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  206. @ Marie and Claudette

    Don't feel the trolls, they love your feedback.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  207. N

    Congrats to the happy couple!

    August 16, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Will they name their kid B.O.B?

      August 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bolivar Shagnasti

      I fully support two loving people choosing to have children. Our world would be a much better place if children were limited to loving parents who both wanted them and could provide for their needs. Having a child for selfish reasons such as carrying on a family line or wanting the unconditional love of someone puts an undue pressure for a child to provide for the parent's needs instead of the other way round. I have seen too many unwanted, uncared for, abused, and abandoned children to be anything less than estatic about these two wanted children! Congratulations, Neil and David.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • N. Onejeme

      They should have adopted. I think it's a waste of resources and unfair to the parentless children to go without.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Thay there big fella.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Good luck, twins can be a handful, double the diapers/feedings and sleep deprivation.

      August 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • CedarRapids

      'but being loving, caring, and wealthy is not enough'
      Really? sounds enough to me.

      August 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      SMH! Two grown men raising twins and husband and husband??? This is without a doubt a shame before God, it goes against the very nature for mankind and it's corrupt in every way.
      The United States is nothing more than a modern day sodom and gomorrah, a place where everything is only relative to what a person "think" is right and we are teaching kids that people shouldn't be ashamed of abominable acts.
      Shame on you Neil Patrick Harris, you should be ashmed. Period!
      We should respect all views including mine!

      August 18, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • OpenMinded

      @Carl – Open your eyes or go join the clan. Don't pretend to be a good Christian while spreading a message of hate.
      @Jon – The article clearly says they're using a surrogate.
      @N. Onejeme – They want the baby to have (one of) their DNA, wouldn't you?

      August 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      @OpenMinded – I Hate the sin & not the person, you should be more OpenMinded! Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.... None of us are gods, we need to start finding out what God thinks about this stuff, our personal opinons don't really matter especially since most views have been tainted by this worlds system.

      August 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |

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