[quote]The wedding is OFF! Sitcom star Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka got engaged after the Marriage Equality Act was passed in New York in 2011, but sources tell The ENQUIRER that the gay couple abruptly called off their nuptials following a vicious lovers’ spat. “They’re barely speaking, and as of now there’s no wedding in the immediate future,” revealed an insider.
National Enquirer: "Neil Patrick Harris Calls Off Gay Wedding!"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/11/2014|
At least the babies give David an insurance policy so he'll get a decent payout.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/27/2013|
Remember watching their 'Oprah' interview - came away with the feeling that NPH is not as in love as DB is . Just my impression. Rifting off the notion that one partner is always more in love than the other . Seems to always hold true.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/27/2013|
Sorry to learn this. Hope they can work it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/27/2013|
NPH came off very badly in that Oprah interview. I felt bad for Burtka. He seems like he wants to make the best of it.
I also think Burtka is tired of having to accompany Neil to the opening of an envelope. And I can't blame him.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/27/2013|
Can they give the childrent back to the mother?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/27/2013|
He's STRAIGHT! I knew it all along.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/27/2013|
Neil warned David to stop using HIS hair products.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/27/2013|
It always seemed like Burtka was in love with NPH's fame. They never seem matched intellectually. NPH is pretty witty and insightful in interviews....Burtka always seems....well,....what is the opposite of witty and insightful?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/27/2013|
NPH is hardly MENSA material.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/27/2013|
Just have to comment on the headline "Gay Wedding"? Isn't it just a wedding involving people who are gay?
It'd be like Don Cheadle calls off Black Wedding!
I know silly to complain about a sensationalist Enquirer headline, but that shit always annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/27/2013|
They're stuck with each other unless one is comfortable leaving his biokid in the other's care.
Mixed-sperm IVF... so convenient until it becomes inconvenient.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/27/2013|
[quote]NPH is hardly MENSA material.
He was a renowned surgeon when he was barely in his TEENS, R10. He's very smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/27/2013|
no one said he was r10....
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/27/2013|
There was a blurb in one of the gossip rags that said NPH is not all that into the children and that it is Burtka who is actually the more caring parent and hands on caregiver. Made me wonder.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/27/2013|
hold me, David
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/27/2013|
They should read the gay divorce thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/27/2013|
"Why did he leave medicine?"
He performed a back alley abortion when he was 15, and neglected to inform the producers. That could have been ratings gold.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/27/2013|
NPH said he wanted to host the Oscars next year, and David said NO.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/27/2013|
The best part of a lover's quarrel is the make-up sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/27/2013|
Think of the childrren. They hate it when daddy and daddy fight.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/27/2013|
W&W for R19. Hysterical.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/27/2013|
It's the "A Star is Born" syndrome.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/27/2013|
Burtka's a lazy golddigger, sounds like Neil didn't want to be legally bound to him due to the eventual break-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/27/2013|
I never had a clue when Oprah interviewed them. But they were a bit too friggin happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/27/2013|
25? He's like 35.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/28/2013|
W&W for r29!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/28/2013|
Classic DL thread so far!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/28/2013|
I knew something was up during their interview with Oprah. David basically said he was stuck at home with the kids (hello 1950s) while Neil was on the road enjoying life. Neil admitted to Oprah he was not as bonded with the kids as David due to his absence.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/28/2013|
Rule No. 1: Never confuse proximity to talent with talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/28/2013|
David seems a little entitled. I once witnessed him make a bit of a fuss because he couldn't enter the stage door of a play Neil was in....they made him walk around and enter through the front door of the theatre. He was not pleased.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/28/2013|
NPH just twittered that it's not true. That they're on a cruise together right now, in fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/28/2013|
They've already given one of the twins away to Perez Hilton, and he has an option on the remaining twin.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/28/2013|
A cruise ain't a friggin WeddingK
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/28/2013|
NPH became disheartened when it became apparent that the little baby couldn't sing or learn how to tap dance, so he's leaving, leaving on that midnight train to Georgia. Whoo-Hoooo!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/28/2013|
I felt like they were rushing things too much.
Not sure how long they've been together, but they seemed too intent on trying to copy heterosexual marriages with two kids and marriage.
And immediately upon marriage between two gay individuals becoming legal in New York, they immediately seemingly without much thought jumped in and said they would be getting married.
It's as if they felt obligated to get married once it became legal to do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/28/2013|
Little known fact about NPH is that he was a raging sex chasing coke queen during his theater days in New York. That doesn't just go away. I'm sure David was tired of playing Mr. Mom while Neil was gallivanting around.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/28/2013|
Eh, R41. It depends. For some people whoring around is a phase they're relieved to have grown out of and gotten out of their system. Especially if they have enough insight to know they were never really happy living that life. Others hope to eradicate their demons by settling down and it doesn't work, at least not for long.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/28/2013|
NPH should sue r41
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/28/2013|
NPH's "theatre days" only lasted a year before he met David...r41 is making stuff up
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/28/2013|
R42 has it right.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/28/2013|
Doesn't David also have kids from a previous relationship?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/28/2013|
[quote]Doesn't David also have kids from a previous relationship?
Sort of...he never officially had custody...he just dated a guy with kids...he supposedly still sees them but he was never a legal parent
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/28/2013|
[quote]NPH's "theatre days" only lasted a year before he met David
Talk about My Favorite Year!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/28/2013|
First NPH and then the NY Magazine cover story about gay divorce. Is this a trend?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/28/2013|
If they own the house in Harlem, who gets it when they split (married or not)?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/28/2013|
R42 has it wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/28/2013|
NPH says they never had a wedding date and that the Enquirer is "cray cray"
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/28/2013|
If NPH is using phrases like "cray cray," he has bigger problems than wedding dates.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/28/2013|
They "never had a wedding date"??
After all this time together and 2 small children?
What was he waiting for? Doesn't he realize NOT scheduling a date after all his self-orchestrated hype is much worse?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/28/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/28/2013|
NPH was in Proof from July to October 2002; Cabaret from January to May 2003; and in Assassins April to July 2004.
According to Wikipedia, the two actors have been together since April 2004.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/28/2013|
R56 They spelled "vicious" correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/28/2013|
[quote]The best part of a lover's quarrel is the make-up sex.
Especially if it's with each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/28/2013|
Oh who the fuck cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/28/2013|
[quote]NPH's "theatre days" only lasted a year before he met David...[R41] is making stuff up
Ehhh...dead wrong. Neil was in a production for one year prior to his show but was still very much a part of the theater scene in New York in the late 90s, early 00s and he was out and about in the scene, ask any New York queen who liked to party back then and they'll probably have an NPH story.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/28/2013|
Jesus Christ, R62, then why did he agree to have the two kids with David?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/28/2013|
Exactly my thought R63.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/28/2013|
Why are people believing this article in the freaking NATIONAL ENQUIRER?
It is not true! They have said it is not true.
And if you think ANYTHING in the National Enquirer is ever true, well bless your heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/28/2013|
[quote]And if you think ANYTHING in the National Enquirer is ever true, well bless your heart.
Hi there! Can I count on your vote? Get a donation? A blow job?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/28/2013|
Do you not realize that The Enquirer has actually been the first to break many big recent stories R65? Obviously a lot of what they write might not be true, but they have a more respectable history than you are implying.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/28/2013|
Well, NPH and David are not married.
So it is true they are not married.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/28/2013|
[quote]He performed a back alley abortion when he was 15, and neglected to inform the producers. That could have been ratings gold.
Was the abortion on Natalie, Jo, Blair, or Tootie?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/28/2013|
I kept seeing a promo for some new show (maybe just a special) on either Food Network or Cooking Channel hosted by someone named David Burtka. I assume it is the same guy. Anyone know?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/28/2013|
yes r70, David is a trained chef (and the gayest chorus boy in the history of the theatre too)
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/28/2013|
NPH tweeted last night that the rag item is not true. no "divorce" planned.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/28/2013|
[quote]NPH tweeted last night that the rag item is not true
so did Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson....
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/28/2013|
[quote]He's STRAIGHT! I knew it all along. by: Cheryl
He's fucked more women than most straight guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/28/2013|
R71 Thanks. I finally found an article about on Cooking Channel's blog.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/28/2013|
Burka was a notorious star fucker when he landed NPH his previous string of BFs were all power gays in nyc.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/28/2013|
NPH on Twitter: "The Nat Enq is cray cray. We've never had a wedding date, just engaged (Prop 8 and all). We're on a cruise as I write. He's rad. All good."
1. I don't think you go on cruises with someone you're planning to leave. Too much high risk areas to dump the body.
2. Couples fight all the time. It doesn't mean they're breaking up.
3. National Enquirer may have gotten one thing correct with John Edwards but they've been wrong plenty of other times.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/28/2013|
Remember this story from the National Enquirer about Anderson Cooper:
"ANDERSON COOPER has kicked his two-timing boy friend out of their Manhattan apartment and called off their engagement after seeing photos of the chiseled cheater kissing an other man in a New York City park."
It turned out that never happened when pictures showed up of Ben coming out of AC's apartment.
It seems the go to for National Enquirer stories on gay men is 'calling off their engagement' stories. That was also another instance where AC never once said he was engaged to be married.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/28/2013|
[quote]If NPH is using phrases like "cray cray," he has bigger problems than wedding dates.
I agree. He's gonna be 40 in June. He sounds ridiculous saying "cray cray".
In any case, even if the NE story isn't true, I have found it interesting that they've been together for years, yet NPH STILL hasn't married him.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/28/2013|
[quote]Do you not realize that The Enquirer has actually been the first to break many big recent stories...
Yeah, they predicted Katharine Hepburn's "final days!" every year for at least six years before she died at age 96!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/01/2013|
I think NPH is just not the marrying type, R79. They apparently proposed to each other but David was the first to propose. NPH said he freaked out a bit at first. Doesn't sound like he's into the idea of marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/01/2013|
How can NPH commit to a piece of garbage like HIMYM for a decade, but have issues doing the same to his kids and fuckable husbwife?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/01/2013|
Oh STFU freeper/r83, as if straight couples never call of their wedding plans.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/01/2013|
Fuck you, freeper R83. Proof, if anything, that this couple has problems, not proof that every gay couple does.
May I extrapolate the value of heterosexual marriage by considering only Pamela Anderson Lee Kidrock?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/01/2013|
I think it's the expected gossip rag drama that comes with the celebrity territory. Look at Brangelina and how many times they were on the outs and on the sure road to breaking up for good.
A devious mind even may think that either NPH or Burka planted the seed that gave birth to the article (you know, the whole 'telling a friend' something that goes to a gossip reporter's ear right after that).
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/01/2013|
I saw the Oprah special, NPH doesn't want any more kids and David does. I don't know why, but David struck me as demanding and hard to please. He also stated he was jealous when NPH had a career resurgence. I wasn't impressed with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/01/2013|
NPH is so hot and well built. I think he's a bottom?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/01/2013|
[quote]He also stated he was jealous when NPH had a career resurgence. I wasn't impressed with him.
Wow, I can't believe he actually admitted that.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/01/2013|
The weird part of the Oprah interview was how NPH said he was with women when he was young but then accepted he was gay whereas Burtka lectury about the Kinsey scale.....as if that little gay was ever even slightly bisexual
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/01/2013|
I Like David burtka not NPH. The Oprah Interview was honest and amazing. And it was wonderful to see that David Burtka said he had been very depressed and how they handle it as individuals and couples. I do not think they have big problems ( all relationships go up and down, it's just the way it is) it's just that people love to create rumors. It seems like manu here feel better about yourself when you can put down other people.
The fact is that it is not legal to marry in California because of Prop 8. So what is point to marry before it becomes valid. They have already secured themselves and their children if something happen to one of them or they split up.
Why Can't people just stop hating?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/01/2013|
Hold on OP, your last paragraph implies that the status of Prop 8 is all or part of the reason for not getting married. Now that is a stretch, even for you.
It seems NPH has no intention of actually marrying DB, which is nobody's business and not a big deal to anyone but DB.....but the issue is NPH uses his relationship with DB endlessly. A frigging Oprah interview? Come on now!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/01/2013|
[quote]So what is point to marry before it becomes valid
Heaven forbid a couple of rich millionaire cross a state line to get married. No one has EVER done that in the history of the world.
Love is one thing, but actually going out of your way, well that's too much bother.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/01/2013|
Ok, at this point in the thread we should separate into teams. Team NPH vs. Team David ... and then we should fight to our death.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/01/2013|
Ah there is only one side Dougie Howser. The other guy is a sugar homo. He'll be with in a lunch clutch with Britney Spears sponge and Nate "Whatever his name is" soon to be Ex.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/01/2013|
DB comes across as super maternal.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/01/2013|
[quote] We're on a cruise as I write.
Neil's writing a gay remake of " Runaway Bride".
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/01/2013|
I didn't know they had planned one.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/01/2013|
The scandal rags have always gotten off on the shock value of using the "gay wedding" headline. Someone should tell these antediluvian ninnies that a "gay wedding" is not that shocking anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/01/2013|
Shouldn't that be 'calls off wedding'. Why was it necessary to announce it as a gay wedding. I think the fact that the other party is also a male speaks for itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/01/2013|
I saw the Oprah interview and I also thought David was the maternal type. In fact NPH said he didn't bond with his kids at first which is a very daring thing to admit.
I thought it was Neil who said he always knew he was gay and it was David who dated women before. It also seemed that NPH fell head over heels for David and David took longer to come around.
My impression was that David was envious of Neil's career. When Neil told him he was hosting the Emmys David was not exactly happy. He was depressed over his career and that's why he took up cooking. I think if they do break up it'd be over career envy or the fact that David wanted more kids and Neil didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/01/2013|
[quote]The weird part of the Oprah interview was how NPH said he was with women when he was young but then accepted he was gay whereas Burtka lectury about the Kinsey scale.....as if that little gay was ever even slightly bisexual
Exactly what I thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/01/2013|
I hear it's because of the fact that his (NPH) publicist Simon Halls is dating the world's most beautiful man - Matt bomer, while he's stuck with David and yet he (NPH) is the celebrity and is much younger and hotter than Halls.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/01/2013|
I hear it was the bachelor party that caused the rift.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/01/2013|
Doogie. LEGEND WAIT FOR IT DARY
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/01/2013|
NPH seems so straight
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/01/2013|
He seems straight while being in a sexual relationship with a man R109? Isn't that the exact opposite of being straight?
I am assuming you are saying that based on gay=feminine, which c'mon, if you don't live some sheltered life should know isn't true.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/01/2013|
Any shirtless pics?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/01/2013|
Neil has gayface. I am so intrigued by this phenomenom. I want to study gayface and it's biological origins.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/01/2013|
Not really, R12. Certainly not compared to David, who is gayface personified.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/02/2013|
They will deny it but watch them seperate by years end.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/02/2013|
I hope this isn't true.
They are an adorable family.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/02/2013|
David is a whore... everyone knows that. unfaithful. Surprised it lasted as long as it did.. tha tis, if they are separating.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/02/2013|
Burtka is a bigger whore than Neil ever was. But Burtka is a goldigging sex toy who's gotten everything he wants because of Neil. He'll be gone very soon, and no one will miss him.
But he'll he'll still have his bondage tricks.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/03/2013|
Where are the shirtless pics? Hopefully Neil's career will tank so they boys will have to do a porno together.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/03/2013|
R117, NPH is also a big whore. They found each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/03/2013|
R119 = Max von Essen, who slept with both of them (separately).
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/03/2013|
NPH definitely doesn't have gayface at all - that's why Middle America loves him so much. David, however, does... They accept him only because he's the 'wife' of a mensch.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/03/2013|
Not all of us are cut out to be parents. Call me.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/03/2013|
I don't think middle America accepts or rejects David Burtka, r121. They have no idea who he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/03/2013|
NPH HAS gayface.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/03/2013|
Burtka was "depressed" over his career? I saw him in two shows - he is the least charismatic, least talented creature ever to call himself a performer. It's obvious he slept his way into the roles he had. He should be elated for the career he had.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/03/2013|
MAYBE ALL THE YEARS OF PLAYING BARNEY WAIT-FOR-IT STINSON HAVE MADE NEIL RETHINK HIS SEXUALITY.BUT WHAT WOULD DOUGIE HOWSER THINK?MAYBE HIS MAN NEEDS BARNEY'S PLAYBOOK TO GET HIM BACK.THAT MIGHT BE LEGEN-WAIT-FOR-IT DARY.OF COURSE IF NEIL WENT STRAIGHT THAT WOULD BE AWE-WAIT FOR-IT SOME TOO!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/03/2013|
Just saw this thread. On was on the Disney cruise with NPH and DB last week (well, I was on the cruise and they were on the cruise, we weren't together). Gotta tell you - they looked very happy as a couple and both seemed like great parents. They were always out and about on the ship, friendly to anyone who spoke to them. For the most part, people left them alone. They really seemed like a cute couple together and were smiling and laughing a lot, with and without the kids (they had a set of grandparents with them too).
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/06/2013|
I don't enjoy NPH in any manner. He's a mediocre actor, but he's impossible to connect with any character he plays. His solo personality is too self centered. He's certainly not good looking, he possesses the typical appearance of West Virginia hill billy. Heck, if Burka could get a legal settlement for taking the kids, that would be a double win.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/06/2013|
Why does Burka have four kids and Neil only has two?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/06/2013|
They never had a wedding set to call off.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||03/07/2013|
David has expensive taste. From an interview about his new show on E, touring celeb homes.
Question: How often do you find yourself wishing you lived at the houses shown in the series?
David Burtka: So many times! My taste is really different than a lot of these extravagant homes that I go to and I have to be very political in a way as I can't put people's houses down but there were a lot of times where I had house envy and I was in awe of these properties and the amenities that they have. It really makes me look at my house, for example, and think 'we could have done that different' or 'in the next bigger house that we have, we'll do this and that'. My better half, Neil Patrick Harris, doesn't love the fact that I'm doing A-List Listings because now every house that I look at, is not good enough (laughs), there always could be something more! It conditions you, I think it's a good thing that I've seen the best of real estate which opens my minds to new ideas; it's all a good thing!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||03/10/2013|
When I saw that Oprah interview and saw how David's dad was just so sweet and still bought to tears over his wife's death even though it's been a few years, I think that David must be a really nice person coming from that. His dad also seems the most accepting of his son's relationship and says Neil is his son in law. In contrast Neil's parents seem to have grudgingly accepted that he's gay. They still seem uncomfortable with it.
Based on looking at the parents, I'd guess David is loyal and not a cheating whore (as implied by some on here.) That doesn't mean he doesn't want nice things though.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||03/10/2013|
[quote]or example, and think 'we could have done that different' or 'in the next bigger house that we have, we'll do this and that'. My better half, Neil Patrick Harris, doesn't love the fact that I'm doing A-List Listings because now every house that I look at, is not good enough (laughs), there always could be something more!
he's such a wife!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/10/2013|
I think Neil's parents were just WASPier than David's dad, R133, but they seemed accepting as well
|by Anonymous||reply 135||03/10/2013|
Agree With @133. I like David much more than NPH adn David seems like a really nice person ,while NPH seems very selfish.David takes care of the kids alone all the time,and NPH prioritize his careers overtheir kids all the time.
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|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/11/2014|
Can you imagine the giggles Neil must've gotten out of this error.
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