Neil Patrick Harris Bans Baby Talk From His House

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are swiftly becoming America’s first gay celebrity TMI couple. Well, maybe second if you count Anne and Ellen (and we don’t).

After a gushy cover feature in this month’s Out magazine (the one with the weird neck kiss), the couple popped up in People magazine, discussing how they’re raising 15-month-old twins Gideon and Harper.

“My parents always talked to my brother and myself like we were regular people and not babies,” Harris says. “I try to talk to them even though they can’t speak the language yet.”

Oh God, Neil, you’re not trying to make them baby geniuses or something are you? Dougie Howser was just a TV show!

Burtka and Harris were on a rare vacation alone together at the Super Bowl, but its obvious they were excited to get home to the kids. Says Harris, “They’re thankfully in the new huggy, clingy, head-on-shoulders phase, which is fantastic… It’ll brighten up a sad day every single time.”

As cheesy as stars gushing over their kids is, we’re thrilled the How I Met Your Mother star and his family are being treated by the mainstream press the same way they would treat co-star Alyson Hannigan or Cobie Smulders. It just goes to show you that gay celebrities don’t have to necessarily compartmentalize their home lives.

Photo by Matthew Kristall