Neil Patrick Harris: ‘Figure Out Ways to Keep Love Alive’

Barbara DeFranco / August 12, 2014

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It’s hard not to love Neil Patrick Harris. He’s talented. He’s a great dad. He’s so damn likable.

Well, it turns out the Tony winner and How I Met Your Mother star also keeps it real. 

He opened up to Glamour magazine for the September issue, featuring Olivia Wilde and the Gone Girl actor gets candid on love and keeping the romance alive.

Harris, 41, who has 3-year-old twins with fiancé David Burtka, told the mag, “Honeymoon phases end. They just do. We’re animals, and animals aren’t inclined to copulate with just each other for the rest of their lives.”

Photo: Mark Seliger/Glamour

So, how does he keep the spark alive with Burtka?

“Having kids was one of those great moments for me. Watching David become another level of person, mastering this other domain, made me look at him with a whole other set of appreciative eyes. That sort of made me re-fall in love with him. That’s another important thing to realize. Everyone falls out of love with everything. You fall out of love with your house. You fall out of love with your job. You just have to figure out ways to keep [the love] alive.”

The Hedwig and The Angry Inch actor purchased a $3.6 million condo in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood last year, and it looks like he and David are still furnishing it.

Neil shared this adorable photo of his daughter Harper with the caption: “Harper won’t leave her room. Thanks @PotteryBarnKids for the vanity, both literally and figuratively.”

To read more of Neil’s interview with Glamour mag, pick up the September issue on newsstands today.