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Neil Patrick Harris On Why He Came Out: “I Fell In Love”

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For me, I fell in love with a dude and started spending all my time with him. And therefore, you don’t want to be suppressive of that. And so as I started working more frequently, with more eyes on us, I figured that that was inevitability and the opposite would be, again, suppressive. I didn’t want to disrespect David. I didn’t want to make David feel like he didn’t exist in my life, and at the same time I didn’t want David’s identity to be the guy that’s dating me. It’s a very individual thing.”

Neil Patrick Harris discusses falling in love with David Burtka and how it inspired him to come out on Huff Po Live

By:           Damien Basile
On:           Oct 31, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • millo
      millo

      That is so heartwarmingly sweet and romantic, i feel all fluffy inside <3

      Oct 31, 2013 at 7:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      Aside from being hot and talented, he seems like a genuinely lovely person.

      Oct 31, 2013 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Plus Perez Hilton bullied him out of the closet….

      Oct 31, 2013 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tazz602
      tazz602

      Gag me – you can’t rewrite History NPH – we all know you came out to prevent being outed by Perez – oh wait – the Republicans rewrite history all the time, so maybe he can.

      Oct 31, 2013 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Bale and Tazz nailed it. Kinda hard to stay in the closet when Perez posted multiple pictures of you and David holding hands and snuggling in public.

      The real question isn’t why Perez ran the pictures. It’s why, if Neil and David felt so comfortable doing that in public did the rest of the media conspire to KEEP him in the closet?

      Oct 31, 2013 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105
      doug105

      @Cam: By rest of the media you mean the non-scumbags?

      Oct 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Well said Neil. Well said.

      Oct 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @doug105:

      Perez seems douchy, but if Neil was walking around holding hands with his boyfriend and snuggling in public, I don’t think it is a scumbag move to actually publish a picture the same way any celeb showing affection in public would expect a pic of them to possibly be published.

      Oct 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • davegun2
      davegun2

      And he gets all the credit for doing it for the reason he outlined. Fuck Perez and his threats. NPH I love ya more. Oh, and it was great seeing you at the Delusion of the Mask a couple of weeks ago. We ran pasted each other a couple times in the “church”. Ha ha ha

      Oct 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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