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David Tutera, Former Partner

Split Babies

in Half

9/13/2013 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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David Tutera -- the host of "My Fair Wedding" -- followed the biblical path in his split with Ryan Jurica  -- he gets one of their twins, and Ryan gets one.

The two men had a 10-year domestic partnership that blew apart in January ... and it got UGLY.  And there was a big complication -- they had fraternal twins through a surrogate in July, and that triggered a bitter custody battle.

Now here's the complication.  Each man fertilized an egg that was then implanted in the same surrogate, who gave birth to the two babies at the same time.  It appears the eggs are from the same biological mother. 

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... a judge has issued a temporary custody arrangement in which David gets custody of his biological child, baby girl Cielo, and Ryan gets custody of his biological child, Cedric.

We're told David and Ryan are "close" to a final settlement, where the temporary custody arrangement will become permanent. 

We're also told the two men are getting along.  It's unclear if they will each get visitation rights of each other's kid. So we gotta ask ...

FYI, Tutera had a chance to explain himself on "The View" this morning. Check the clip.

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Becca    

yes I feel bad for the kids but David deserves to be happy if they will be with a parent that loves them it will be totally fine.......I am a foster child I am a girl 12 turning 13 and if I had even 1 parent I would be the happiest kid in the world but guess what I don't......just what I am saying is David is and will be the best dad Cielo could ever have....if I ever had a dad like him or him be my dad I would be the luckiest child on the face of the earth.......just don't bad mouth David

301 days ago
137.

Jim    

Gay marriage works!

301 days ago
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JTs Granny    

These babies did not ask to be here and were "produced" to satisfy an apparently selfish couple..at the time. I do not think these babes should be separated....have either David or his ex read about the loss of a twin on the other twin? Money cannot buy these little hearts/souls. Neither child will find comfort,when bigger,finding out they were intentially kept apart. Money will not matter at that point either. Hope they do right by these innocent babies and put their love gone bad crap aside. They are little people...not posessions!

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