Posted by Adam
Wednesday January 18, 2012
NEIL Patrick Harris has opened up about his relationship with partner David Burtka.
In an interview with Out magazine for its annual Love Issue, the actor discusses the ups and downs of their romance.
“There’s something kinetic about him and his being. He’s classically sexy, yet he’s very much a boy in his energy. It’s a great dynamic,” Harris, 38, writes of Burtka.
“When I see people who are equally attractive, they tend to seem quiet and kind of Marlboro Man-y, and David’s the antithesis of that. He’s more like Tigger. I’m, in turn, very introspective – the thinker, rather than the doer. … We’re hyper similar and also incredibly opposite.
“Sometimes I’m deeply in love with David and head-over-heels, and sometimes I question whether it’s going to work out and is meant to be.
“I’m not the biggest fan of the word ‘partner’: It either means that we run a business together or we’re cowboys.
“‘Boyfriend’ seems fleeting, like maybe we met two weeks ago. I’ve been saying ‘better half’ for as long as I’ve been able to. I think it’s a little self-deprecating and clearly defines that we’re in a relationship, but it would be nice to say ‘my husband.’ ”
Of Harris, Burtka writes, “Without him, I can’t breathe. The biggest thing is that he makes me laugh, but he’s also smart. He can do everything. I’m not kidding; I think he’s half robot. He makes me a little more grounded, and I bring out the wild side in him.
“It’s more good times than bad, but it’s not always good.”