Harris with daughter Harper in NYC (Doug Meszler /Splash News)
Harris, 38, and his partner David Burtka, 37, love spending time in New York City, but this time it's been a combination of business and pleasure. The "How I Met Your Mother" star will be hosting the 66th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, so he's prepping for the big night and taking in as many shows, including "Newsies" and "Clybourne Park," as possible. But Saturday, NPH enjoyed a fun day out with Burtka and their twins, Gideon and Harper, who will turn 2 in October. The dads enjoyed a pleasant spring outing with their children, who were dressed in yellow-and-white outfits and had on sandals. They hit a park, took a long walk, did some shopping, and Harris even showed them how to hail a New York City cab.
Harris and Burtka with Gideon and Harper (Doug Meszler /Splash News)
Still, Harris admits that being a parent hasn't been easy. "I didn't love the first six, nine months and I struggled with it a lot in therapy," he told Winfrey. "When they're so little and just crying, I didn't know what was wrong. [I'd think] 'I try to soothe you and you're still crying.' [Burtka] is more maternal and much more intuitive with that. So I would pass off [the baby] and then fix the crib or clean the dishes. I'd do work; I wouldn't just vanish… But I didn't feel like I was bonding with them, which is okay because I still feel like my strengths will come when it's like: 'Papa, let's build a fort.' [And me saying:] 'I love forts — let's do that.' Or tell me what's wrong or have a conversation. I think that's where my strengths will be more in the forefront."
As for whether they'll expand their brood, he jokingly told Winfrey, "Oh, don't start with this conversation."
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