At 40 years old, Neil Patrick Harris is one of the sexiest gay men alive! All actors have weird or unusual routines before performing, Neil does a series of breathing exercises and then amps up with a Red Bull. His gorgeous lover and longtime soulmate, David Burtka, also an actor, is a trained chef as well, which Neil quite enjoys. The lovers share a passion with their pre-school aged twins, Gideon and Harper, for the digital station Reedy Creek Radio He also has a side hobby as a food critic and tweets about all the “FoodPorn” he encounters.
Neil suffers from “sore” knees, he blames on his stent in the physically demanding part he played in the 1997 – 1998 production of Rent.
He keeps his hairstyle the same sexy as ever by using a large tube like product from Indonesia. As magical as his hair, Neil has a passion for magic and magic tricks. His favorite bit of magic is of a puppet that pulls objects such as eggs, a ringing phone, and a lit cigarette out of the zipper of his pants.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in times of stress he reverts in a culinary way to his home state using chips, enchiladas, margaritas and salsa. Which he states in one of his household’s favorites.
Neil has a shrine of calming trinkets, in his “meditation corner” of his family home. He has a collection of rocks acquired from trips to Knott’s Berry Farm, a collection of fortunes from fortune cookies, a bottle cap from the Magic Hat Brewing Company, and a Golden-Buddha statuette, against which lean the four wisdom teeth he had pulled from his own mouth in his teen years.
He likes to think, had he been a star in the ‘50’s and compelled by the era to enter into a false marriage for publicity, he would have chosen Doris Day or Cyd Charisse as his wife, because they were both “femininely masculine”.
He is afraid his fans from How I Met Your Mother will be alarmed by his pending weight loss, which will not be caused by any illness but for preparation for his role as Hedwig. He stated “As Barney I’m all shoulders and arms and chest, but as Hedwig I’ll be all legs and butt and back, Like Cyd Charisse”.
Neil revealed in 2014 that it was a friendly kiss from Burt Reynolds, also an actor, that made the realization that he was gay.
He has a memoir called, Choose Your Own Autobiography, which describes the journey of acceptance for both him and his loved ones. The book apparently, grapples with the years Neil spent coming to terms with his own sexuality, during which he told people he was bisexual before revealing he was totally gay. After a long time and rough journey of fighting with himself he now embraces being gay, recognizing it as a wonderful and integrally important component part of the totality that is him.