Back in August, Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka announced that they were expecting twins via surrogacy. They had long been reported to be looking into surrogacy, and many of us were very happy that it had finally happened for them. Star Magazine, as usual, was all over it – to the point where I think Star must have some sources in some of the countries’ fertility clinics and surrogacy agencies (Star also broke the story about Sarah Jessica Parker’s twins). Anyway, this new crimp in the works might be nothing – but it surprised me, and I expect all kinds of things. Apparently, these twin babies (still gestating) are not David Burtka’s first children. He already had two babies with his ex-lover, Lane Janger. Those twins live with Lane. Oooh… baby-daddy drama!
Neil Patrick Harris and boyfriend David Burtka are eagerly counting down the days until the birth of their twin babies via surrogate. But Star can reveal that David’s already a father to a set of twins — and they live with their other dad, film producer Lane Janger, in Los Angeles.
David and Lane, who broke up in 2004, welcomed daughter Flynn and son Javin in 2000. Lane refused to comment when contacted by Star, but an insider says, “David doesn’t see that much of the children, especially since he’s been with Neil. He chats with both of them on the phone and sends them presents on their birthdays.”
In an even more bizarre twist, Neil and David are now expecting boy and girl twins using the same agency that David and Lane used more than 10 years ago, Growing Generations.
“It was actually David who suggested it,” reveals the insider.
[From Star Magazine]
This sounds totally sketchy. David rarely sees his “other” kids?!? If this was heterosexual baby-daddy drama, David would be called a deadbeat asshat who doesn’t show up for his kids. And I think he is – granted, the custodial issues are probably complicated and we don’t know the details, of course. But it still seems very strange that David has little to no involvement with the OTHER twins he was father to. And I can’t believe it was never reported before now that David has other kids! This is some Swizz Beatz junk.