Family Photo: The Burtka-Harris’s First Father’s Day!

06/22/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
GSI Media

Happy Father’s Day!

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka step out with their twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace on Sunday in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

“We do one a month,” the actor, 38, said of the staged photos he takes of his 8-month-olds.

“We’re doing a calendar, so that when they’re older, we can humiliate them and embarrass them.”

RELATED: Neil Patrick Harris Photographs His Twins in Silly Costumes

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Valerie on

Great picture! People magazine, shouldn’t a picture like this be an indicator that the website should not be called “Moms and Babies”.. I don’t get it! There are lots of pictures of moms and babies, dads and babies, both parents, etc.

AllisonJ on

such sweet-looking little babies! Love the chubby cheeks and rosebud lips – adorable twins! David and Neil sure look like proud papas. Best wishes to them!

c on

Not to be critical for criticism’s sake, but a better blurb, since it has nothing to do with the photo anyway, would be to talk about Neil’s appearance on Conan where he said that David is ‘daddy’ and he is ‘poppa.’ At least that has some relevance to father’s day…

JM on

it IS ridiculous that People changed the name of this website from “celebrity babies blog” (which is what it is) to “moms and babies” (which it is not (just)). it’s the kind of title you would have found in a 1950s housekeeping magazine, because of course only women are concerned with anything to do with babies and child rearing. i am surprised that People want to be associated with such an archaic notion.

on a happier note, these two dads and the two babies look adorable and happy πŸ™‚

Ivey on

Seriously where is the diaper bag?

AJ on

Happy first Father’s Day Neil and David.
What a wonderful family. Love them.

David has a diaper bag over his shoulder. You can see it in other pictures of this photo series.

Shannon on

Neil is always holding the boy.

Ashley on


Underneath Harper’s feet there is clearly a strap. I assume David has a backpack.

Such a cute little family! The twins are so chubby and cute πŸ™‚

Em on

@ Valerie & JM

Good point!! I never noticed and you’re right!!

Karrie on

The guys bodies are a perfect match to each other. πŸ™‚

Karen on

OMG, they are too cute!!! Same hold & same step too πŸ™‚ Yeah, I agree on the name…should be celebrities & babes.

klutzy_girl on

I love this family so much!

A. on

So adorable!!!

neΕΎa on

Lovely! πŸ™‚ And just how synchronized they are, lol.

Alma on

I so agree with you JM
Cute picture

glorysun on

@Ivey….You can kinda see what might be a shoulder strap on David’s left shoulder.

Ali on

Shannon, I have noticed that too!!! How weird!

NickyAngel on

How adorable are these two…too cute πŸ™‚

jayjay on

Can someone tell me what happened to Celebrity Baby Blog?

This is a poor substitute

Jillian on

Such a cute photo and family! I wonder when this site will change the name to include dads!

MiB on

Shannon and Ali, maybe Harper prefers to be held by daddy? Or maybe Gideon prefers to be held by poppa? Plenty of babies go through phases where thye prefer one parent over the other. Besides, we don’t see them out and about that often, so it could be just a pure coincidence, like if one of them is driving more often and they always grab the baby that is closest to them, or that the one driving gets into the car takes out the first baby, hands it over to the other father (who by then has had time to get around the car) and then goes on to remove the second baby from the car, or that one of them usually sits in the back with the babies, hands the one closest to the door to the driver and then grabs the one farthest from the doorwhen he gets out.

Anyways, cute picture!

julie julie on

Stuff like this cracks me up. Do you ever notice how sightings of celebs and their babies RARELY include a diaper bag thrown over the celebrity parent’s shoulder? As a mother of twins myself, I never had a special assistant or two trotting after me with the stroller, bottles, diaper bag…it must be nice to parent while outsourcing every need to your 18 nannies at your back and call, always prepared.

RachelJane on

Aww I love how in synch they are with each other in this photo, completely in step. Also, having seen photos of the twins I think each dad is holding his biological child in this photo. Not that that’s why they’re holding them that way, just coincidence.

Olivia on

OMG, what an adorable picture!

Bella Mama on

LOVE this family! Those babies are so adorable and chubby.. this photo made my day!

Olivia on

OMG by far my fave celeb family. They are too cute!!!

Sarah S. on

Harper’s pink shoes are simply ADORABLE!! Great family! πŸ™‚

Brooke on

Chubbalicious babies!!! They are so precious! Happy Fathers Day David and Neil!

ELO on

Absolutely precious photo!

Maybe there is no diaper bag because they were taking a brief 10 minute jaunt somewhere?

Jillian on

Julie Julie, He is holding the diaper bag. There are other pictures that show it. There is nothing wrong with having a nanny. There are plenty of non celebrities who have them as well. I have friends who are nannies and have friends who have nannies. They travel along or have them travel with the family. That is their choice. That doesn’t make the parents any less of a parent.

lac's mom on

I have found the discussions about the “missing diaper bag” interesting. I often take my 11 month old out without a diaper bag. Often, unless I really need it, I just leave it in the car.

Laura on

What’s the deal with the diaper bag issue? I find it strange. Does it really matter if they have one or not?

Brooklyn on

Aw, those babies are ADORABLE!

stephanie on

So who was the sperm donor of the twins Neil or David .It cant be both so either Neil is the biological father or his partner biological father .And the girl is going to be hard to raise in male house especially wend she become a teenager.

Piper on

Stephanie- As a daughter of two male dad’s it wasn’t that hard actually. I knew more about my body and the changes that were happening to it, then my friends with mom’s.

My daddy-O gave me some of the best makeup/application advise that my friends all learned from my daddy-O and not their mom’s about makeup.

They taught me about bra’s and shaving my legs. I never felt like oh this would be better if a woman was teaching me this…because my dad were prepared since day one about what it would take to raise a daughter.

I could kinda talk to them about boys but it was embarrassing because they were my parents. Also, I had a lot of female support systems…so I never missed out on anything.

glorysun on

@Stephanie….Neil and David both were both the sperm donors. One of the twins is Neil’s biologically and the other is David’s biologically. Also there are plenty of single fathers out in the world raising teenage daughters and most likely either a close family friend or relative will be there to help with the teenage years.

RMP on

Stephanie, there are two babies, so it actually is possible for them both to have a biological child.

Hea on

Stephanie – Of course it’s possible. Duh.

I love seeing this family. And this blog needs a name change pronto!

Maggie on

Actually Stephanie, if you read the article where they introduced the twins, NPH explains it:

“We found an egg donor anonymously through a hilarious process of looking at people’s profiles and then an amazing surrogate who had helped a same-sex couple before. And then we inserted two eggs, one with my sperm, one with David’s sperm and they both took.”,,20456037,00.html

showbizmom on

HI Piper!!!

Me too!!!! My dad’s made sure I was very informed in everything and I mean everything.I knew more then most kids in my class in terms of what happens to a girl when she becomes a woman. When that ‘special day’ happened looking back I’m impressed with how they dealt with it. Well informed and very Knowledgeable. I’m a lady inside and out. Yea, my birth mom helped me and I love her and have a great relationship with, but she’ll be the first to tell you I’m a lady because of my two dads πŸ™‚

AmandaK on

What a sweet picture!

dsfg on

Valerie, I agree! I get so tired of the sexism of this site, both from the posters and from the people that run the site. In this day and age you’d think People would not be able to get away with this! If there was any kind of racism, there would be a huge outrage, but apparently sexism is okay, especially if it is promoting women.

dsfg on

Stephanie, there are many many single mothers who have raised sons, so I’m not sure why you think it would be harder for two men to raise a daughter.