David Burtka | Neil Patrick Harris | Ricky Martin

Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Expecting Twins

Harris tweeted the news earlier this afternoon. Congrats go out to the dads to be.

According to E Online, the two are using a surrogate. The babies are due in October.

The congratulations are just starting to poor in. Ricky Martin took to his Twitter account to give his best wishes: "Congratz!!! rest a lot sleep, cause you wont ever again... hehe blessings to you and your family."

That's advice coming from someone who knows a thing or two about being a dad to twins.

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  1. Congrats and all but, if you wanted privacy maybe you shouldn't have posted it to the WORLD WIDE WEB.

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Aug 14, 2010 6:17:09 PM

  2. the main problem with this news is that it stands in the way of my someday expecting twins with NPH.

    Posted by: le_sacre | Aug 14, 2010 6:25:25 PM

  3. Hey Badlydrawnbear:

    What, you think that no one would find information out about celebrities' personal lives if the celebrities themselves didn't divulge that information?

    Do you think tabloids operate solely on press releases from the spokespersons of celebrities or something?

    Anyhoot, if you read the linked article, you'll notice that E! had already reported on the story, before issuing an update that it was CONFIRMED (by way of NPH's tweet).

    Posted by: esurience | Aug 14, 2010 6:34:23 PM

  4. LOL

    "hope the press can respect our privacy" yet you announce it to the public?

    makes NO sense, but congrats.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Aug 14, 2010 6:36:38 PM

  5. congrats. couldn't happen to a nicer man and his partner (husband). lots of luck and happiness, guys.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 14, 2010 6:37:52 PM

  6. David already has twins from a previous boyfriend.

    This is going to be utterly FABULOUS!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 14, 2010 6:39:13 PM

  7. Since the decision to have twins didn't (and couldn't since they don't exist, yet) have anything to do with the "twins," AND completely overlooked the possibility of adoption which could have or would have taken the consideration of another int account...more celebrity wind.

    It's rare that people think of the kids when they decide to have 'em...

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 6:40:49 PM

  8. I'm surprised they are using a surrogate. I saw David Burtka in Albee's The Play about the Baby, where he strutted around nude showing off one hot bod and one huge schlong. I'm surprised he hadn't impregnated Neil Patrick Harris years ago.

    Posted by: huh? | Aug 14, 2010 7:02:51 PM

  9. What most don't realize is that prior to Neil posting it, it was already leaked to E! Online, who posted it (along with DListed). So, I am sure, just like his 'outing', Neil decided to publicly announce it to preclude the constant press, pressing.

    Posted by: CB | Aug 14, 2010 7:03:59 PM

  10. congrats to them!

    Posted by: KFLO | Aug 14, 2010 7:04:06 PM

  11. I think they just gave up any chance of privacy.

    Posted by: Tone | Aug 14, 2010 7:27:00 PM

  12. Gay celebrity couple with twins? Yeah, I'm sure the press will show its usual respect.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 14, 2010 7:32:02 PM

  13. If you want privacy, DON'T TWEET IT.

    Posted by: steve | Aug 14, 2010 7:47:40 PM

  14. @TANK... and you know they didn't consider adoption because they told you so?

    Posted by: RJ | Aug 14, 2010 8:24:59 PM

  15. RJ

    STANK talks to a lot of people, famous and no, all day and all night. The fact that they exclusively inhabit his head has never troubled him. Don't poke the caged bear.

    Posted by: Christopher | Aug 14, 2010 8:36:12 PM

  16. As David points out, David (Burtka) already legally adopted twins with his former partner, about which I recall NPH saying he would have a hand in raising, so this seems slightly odd to me. w

    Posted by: Billy | Aug 14, 2010 8:38:52 PM

  17. Congrats to them, but of course they're using a surrogate (um... Biology 101 guys, d'oh)...

    Posted by: Sean R | Aug 14, 2010 9:15:20 PM

  18. Why don't you douchebags restrict your responses to the argument itself? Are you capable of doing that? To the question of whether or not they considered adoption, what would rule out that alternative in a justifiable way? That they already have? I guess some lives are more important than others, huh? Especially lives that don't even exist for some people.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 10:26:43 PM

  19. And fair share always comes up...fair share...well, if you saw ten children drowning, and nine other adults, and ran in to save one (as you could only save one at a time) with the expectation that the other nine woud run in, too...but noticed that only four of the nine did, while five were as so much debris shiftlessly walking on....under the "fair share" model, you aren't responsible for saving the other four children drowning and are morally permitted to walk away as they die... Most people consider that extremely unethical...and your fair share ain't enough when you can do more.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 10:32:32 PM

  20. five even!

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 10:33:23 PM

  21. I'm really disappointed in a lot of you....

    Instead of being happy for the couple, you put them down. JEALOUS?

    Maybe they want children from their own loins, vice adopting. Most of you sound like the right-wingers who state that gays shouldn't marry each other because they can't procreate.

    Another point that has been made via these comments, that if they wanted privacy, why go public? It is apparent that you didn't read others comments. The word had been leaked out. Instead of the usual circus, NPH decided, like he did with his outing, to stop the gossip and instead of lying, he tweeted that he and David were going to have twins.

    What a bunch of hypocrits that can't be happy for fellow gays and have to twist things around. No wonder the right-wingers love and get away with attacking gays, because gay's can't even support their own!

    NPH and David, if you are reading these comments, since I know you do check out 'Towleroad' ocassionally - CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you. I know that you will make wonderful parents!!! :)

    Pay no attention to some of these peeps behind the(ir) curtain! :D

    Posted by: CB | Aug 14, 2010 10:52:41 PM

  22. "Maybe they want children from their own loins, vice adopting."

    How's that any different than thinking that some lives (lives that don't even exist, so those lives can't matter to the decision making process) are more important than others? Are more worthy of saving than others? Do you believe that?

    I don't see how the miraculous birth of more people is somehow special...I understand why it is for the people go through with it...but that doesn't make it something they should do.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 14, 2010 10:58:03 PM

  23. I must say he makes me proud to be gay. This is what being gay should be about. Being gay should not mean wasting away in assorted clubs & Bath houses until said locations spit one back out at old age [Old=35yrs now is it?]. It should be making a home with your partner. I especially admire Harris for settling down at such a young age. Congrats to the Dads-to-be. You will enjoy the little moments with the young ones. It will be pure happiness.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Aug 14, 2010 11:16:58 PM

  24. I see this STANK TANK still hasn't found a job!

    Posted by: Miss JuJu BeBe | Aug 14, 2010 11:20:27 PM

  25. tank: the kids given up for adoption are not the responsibility of anyone other than the state (w/ tax payer money ofcourse) to raise. Why should people who want children have to get them by adopting other's left overs? Because YOU feel bad? pssh. If you can have biological children and support them, why not? its not selfish, though some guilt others into thinking it, just like people who chose not to have kids are guilted into feeling like horrible people.

    Now this explaination was in its rawest form. So disclaimer: I do not view children in the system as left overs, it just went with my point.

    Oh, and congrats to them!!

    Posted by: B | Aug 14, 2010 11:34:58 PM

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