Neil Patrick Harris' twins via surrogacy

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's twins arrived with help from both an egg donor and a surrogate back in 2010.

Burtka joked in a 2020 interview with Wendy Williams, “[i]t’s a lot harder for gay guys [to have kids], although we tried!” He went on to explain that there were “two different women involved. There was an egg donor, a wonderful woman who was anonymous. We took two of our best guys and implanted them into her eggs, two different eggs.”

And then, of course, there was the surrogate who carried the babies to term, giving birth to Gideon and Harper in October 2010.

As for which twin is biologically related to which dad? Burtka, 39, thinks that Harper Grace might be biologically his because, as he put it, “She’s like, ‘Hey everybody, I’m here!’ ”

Meanwhile, Gideon Scott is likely Harris’, says Burtka, because “He’s a little more heady and intellectual.”