Celebaby: Who's The Daddy?

4 September 2010

Well...they BOTH are actually but 'How I Met Your Mother...' actor, Neil Patrick Harris, and his partner/husband/significant other, David Burtka, are refusing to say which one of them 'did the deed' and donated their seed to enable them to become fathers.

Who's The Daddy?

daddy1I'm rather amused that Neil Patrick Harris is currently best known from the hit TV show 'How I Met Your Mother...' but for his own kids the real-life story will be 'how I met your father...erm, I mean...your other father'.

I know it's not very 'correct' but I'm in a funny mood this morning and I have this mental image of them both saying, a'la Darth Vader, "I am your father!" "and I am your father too!"

Apparently Neil has become an absolute baby geek and is swatting up on what's in store for him when the babies are born - oh, did I not mention they're expecting twins; two for the price of one surrogate mum, a bargain!

I’m trying to read as much as I can, and prep as much as I can. But there’s only so much you can do because each baby is super individual and totally their own person.

According to one of those useful 'insiders' again (what WOULD we do without them!) Neil is planning to dump Hollywood in favour of nappies for a while...

Everything was about his career until he met his soul-mate, David. Now, with twins due in October, Neil is thinking about taking a break. Moving from Hollywood to New York City to be a full-time daddy

The twins are due next month - there are lots of new arrivals heading our Celebaby way over the next couple of months - and both Neil and David are remaining tight-lipped about who's the daddy, back to the insider...

Only Neil and David know for sure whose sperm was used, but they are not telling anyone. For medical reasons they need to know who is the biological father of the babies, but as far as they are concerned, they are both the twins’ daddies. Legal papers have been signed making this very clear

At the risk of opening a huge can of worms, I'm going to ask: are you ok with everyone of every sexual persuasion being able to become parents?  Or is it ultimately selfish?

I don't have any particular opinions either way and don't see there's a HUGE difference between these guys and single-fathers, the same for women who go down a similar route. (ohhh, I've just had a terrible thought! Imagine if Colin and Justin decided to jump on the daddy bandwagon!)

And whilst I think about it, WHY does it seem more acceptable for two women to bring up children than two men?  What if Neil and David have twin girls, then what?

Interesting...and best of luck to them all!

What do you think?

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