‘His smile’: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka on what they love most about each other

By Sarah Walker

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been married for almost five years, but that didn’t stop them from playing a hilarious round of the newlywed game for Parade. In it, they discussed everything from their favourite party foods to the traits they love most about each other.

“My favourite thing about David is probably his smile,” the former How I Met Your Mother star said. “Yes, he can cook. And yes, he can throw a party. And yes, he’s an amazing dad. And yes, he can dance. And yes, he can sing better than most, but look at those pearly whites.”

Laughing, David admitted he fell for Neil because of his sense of humour: “I mean, also, his eyes are beautiful. We really have fun just laughing through life, and it’s the best part about him, just to laugh. At him.”

The duo, who share two adorable children – eight-year-old twins Harper Grace and Gideon Scott – also chatted about another of their favourite things: meal planning for parties.

“Neil’s favourite party food would be a nacho bar,” David accurately noted. “Chile con queso, nachos, you’d have all the fixings. Liquidy cheese, not cheese that hardens. Guacamole. Jalapeño. Pickled onions. Diced tomatoes.” As for David, Neil said: “Polish pierogi. Because you’re Polish.” But he was quickly shut down by his husband!

“I’ve never served pierogi ever! It depends on what the party is. It’s always changing,” the chef commented before adding, “Popcorn... That’s always good and festive.”

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The loved-up pair previously chatted with Elite Daily about their passion for dining, entertainment and spending time with friends and family ahead of the launch of David’s first cookbook, Life Is a Party.

The 45-year-old actor and 43-year-old chef told Parade they try to get their kids involved in the planning of every party they throw, even ones that happen on weeknights.

“Our kids are really involved in the process,” David said. “They love it – they talk about how they want to throw parties for our dog... it’s so important for us to be social and get together with friends.”

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