Neil Patrick Harris Talks To Oprah About Parenting Struggles, Dating Women And Doing Magic

Neil Patrick Harris‘ interview with Oprah last night won’t change the world—or save the struggling Oprah Winfrey Network—but it was still a reminder to closeted celebrities that they can enjoy the same fame and positive publicity as their straight counterparts. There was also a strong unspoken message to hetero viewers: Gay parents just want to raise their kids in a loving environment, and make a host of mistakes along the way, the same as mainstream moms and dads.

The onetime talk-show queen met with Harris and fiancé David Burtka, and 18-month-old twins Harper and Gideon, at their Los Angeles home. Above Harris and Burtka give Winfrey a tour of their nursery. (When can we move in?!?)

Below the guys discuss their parenting styles and Harris’ initial trouble bonding with their girls.

The boys also talked about when they knew they were gay and, in a Web exclusive, Harris dazzles O with a magic trick. Does that qualify as an “A-ha Moment”?



Photo: OWN/George Burns