Neil Patrick Harris - Neil Patrick Harris & David Furnish Shared Secret Baby News With One Another

Actor Neil Patrick Harris was one of the first of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's celebrity pals to learn they were set to become parents in 2010 after sharing his own baby secret with the producer.

The Smurfs star had been keeping quiet that he and his partner David Burkta were going to become dads to twins via a surrogate mother in October 2010, but when he bumped into Furnish unexpectedly, he decided to open up about their plans to start a family.

Ironically, the Rocket Man and his longterm partner had also entered the same process to welcome a child of their own in December, 2010, so Harris and Furnish struck up a close bond over their shared secrets.

The actor tells U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien, "We hadn't told anyone we were having kids and I ran into David Furnish on a trip and we just confided in one another. (I said), 'I'm surprised to tell you we're having kids through surrogacy in a couple of months.' And he kind of blanched and looked around to make sure really no one was paying attention, and he said, 'We're having a kid through surrogacy, like on Christmas Eve.' So we kinda bonded over that."

Harris and Burkta are now parents to twins Gideon and Harper, while Elton and Furnish welcomed little Elijah, a younger brother for two-year-old Zachary, in January (13).


Tags: Neil Patrick Harris - Elton John - David Furnish


More Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Had “No Idea” He Would Be Asked To Host 2015 Oscars

Even though Neil Patrick Harris has hosted numerous award ceremonies several times, including the Tony and Emmy Awards, the 41 year-old actor was still surprised...

Neil Patrick Harris Wants Lady Gaga, Adele and Pink for Oscars 2015

Neil Patrick Harris, the recently announced host for the Academy Awards 2015, has revealed his dream musical guests for the ceremony. The star of 'How...

Can Neil Patrick Harris Unlock the Secret to Hosting the Oscars?

Neil Patrick Harris is the latest personality entrusted with the difficult, risky and often downright stupid responsibility of hosting the biggest night in movies, the...

Neil Patrick Harris Will Host The Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris is due to host the next Oscars ceremony. First reported by Variety and BuzzFeed, the news was confirmed via a press release...


'Annabelle' Shocks, In More Ways Than One, Surpasses 'Gone Girl' At Friday's Box Office

Annabelle has pipped Gone Girl to the top of the Friday Box Office. Both films opened on Friday (3rd October) but it's come as a...

Gone Girl Movie Review

Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian Flynn hasn't changed anything in adapting it to the big...

Is Rosamund Pike In Line For An Oscar Thanks To ‘Gone Girl’?

Rosamund Pike could be a serious contender at next year’s Oscars, thanks to her star making turn opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl. In the...

Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1

During the 52nd New York Film Festival, the world premiere for 'Gone Girl' took place. Many celebrities that appear in the film were in attendance...



Neil Patrick Harris Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Neil Patrick Harris

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All