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


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

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  • millo

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

  • jwrappaport

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

  • balehead

    Plus Perez Hilton bullied him out of the closet….

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • doug105

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

  • B Damion

    Well said Neil. Well said.

  • Cam


    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.

  • 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

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