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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.

Splitting the Twins

  • Good Idea
  • Screwy
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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skywriting     

We are playing 'God' when it comes to procreation. Those children don't care who's sperm made them. All they know is that they are twins and have been treated as twins up until this point. No doubt this will cause serious psychological stress to be separated. These parents are narrow minded and selfish. Artificially encouraging fertility, insemination is a dangerous path, IMO. you are playing with lives. Very sad story.

215 days ago
17.

Pimp Daddy    

Sicko ***z.How sad.These freaks should be ballless.

215 days ago
18.

elena    

These two pigs do not deserve children.

215 days ago
19.

Luz    

So selfish and insensitive! Splitting twins at almost age ten! No sensitivity at all or thinking about the children's best interest. Only what they want!

215 days ago
20.

bernergirl    

Twins need one another.This will end up Hurting the children this way. I have fraternal twins in my family they have a sense of one another, and fall asleep in their car seats holding one another's hand.

215 days ago
21.

Kiki    

You selfish pricks. My husband was a twin and a JUDGE did that to him as a kid. Get over your hatred of each other and put the kids first. Your kids will regret that you never fought for them to stay together and will HATE you for it.

215 days ago
22.

Ladylike    

Maybe a judge should appoint a guardian that will leave the children together, & let these two selfish bastards kill each other. Obviously, their hatred towards each other is stronger than any love for those children!!

215 days ago
23.

JennA    

WTF?! I was watching 'The Parent Trap' with my daughter recently thinking, "This is so unrealistic. No parents would be selfish enough to split twins up". I guess I was wrong!

215 days ago
24.

Tony    

So much for having the best interest of the children come first.

215 days ago
25.

lily    

Good job guys - way to ruin those kids.

215 days ago
26.

Nonsense    

These two selfish morons should not get either child. Find a good home for them and let them stay together.

215 days ago
27.

HumanNature    

THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOO "F@CKED" UP!!!!!


THESE CHILDREN ARE "NOT" FRATERNAL TWINS!!!!!


THEY ARE THE PRODUCT OF 2 DIFFERENT SPERM AND 2 EGGS FROM THE SAME WOMAN!!!!!


TMZ STAFF DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT "BIOLOGY"!!!!!


DUMB ASS STAFF

215 days ago
28.

Don    

Not one thing in here where the kids are the priority. You both are s*** sucking, low life Assad's- yeah couldn't use the word dog as it is to demeaning to the animal

Both of you are pukes who will harm those children over your selfish, selfish, way over the top selfish idiots
You are the reason why surrogate pregnancies are a no no to the uniformed and uncommitted.

What gives you the right to tread into the territory of man/woman and think you can do it just as good. Idiots, yes idiots!

Two gay dues playing Mom and Dad. You're filling neither role- but hey they're getting along now-

What about the frickin kids?
Geez you got my blood boiling!!

215 days ago
29.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

who???? what is this, some cable access show from aurora?

215 days ago
30.

Rachel    

My comment has nothing to do the the couple being gay - it has to do with seprerating twins. As a twin, and now a mother to twins, I am telling you that twins share a bond that is unique, and to deny the those children the comfort of each other's company should never be considered a 'solution' to the problems of the parents.

215 days ago
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