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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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31.

MysticalFlute    

Is this "Parent Trap" come to life?!

314 days ago
32.

Blah    

This seems unfair to the children. It is not right or fair to split them up, they should keep the children together and just split equal time between them!

314 days ago
33.

Azi    

What a queer situation !

314 days ago
34.

john talone    

My twin brother passed away 2 year's ago, I CAN'T IMAGINE HIM NOT BEING WITH ME UNTIL HIS DEATH.THE JUDGE IS F--KIG CRAZY.

314 days ago
35.

Pompano Ann    

Modern Day Parent Trap, these kids will grow up and not know each other until one day they are at the same camp and devise a plan to get their dads back together.

314 days ago
36.

andiblondi    

depending on the kids age and because of the way they were conceived(fertilizing two eggs with each of the two dudes sperm) I get the split, but still weird...

314 days ago
37.

Carly    

Cielo and Cedric? Are you kidding me? They named their twins after Cielo Green and Cedric the Entertainer. OMG! And now they are splitting up these twins who are biologically related because they share the same DNA through the egg donor. WTF were they thinking?

314 days ago
38.

wendox    

After reading the details it makes good sense, because the siblings have different father.
It makes more sense to me than giving some kid a kid that isnt his part of the time . and taking his kid away the rest of the time.They are infants. they will be fine.
I hope these guys are mature and allow these half siblings to have a relationship growing up.

314 days ago
39.

Sonja    

Each guy has a right to their biological kid. The babies are only a couple months old, stop acting like this is going to traumatize them. Hopefully these two will be smart enough to make sure the kids know each other and have a relationship. And for you people saying oh look what the gays did.. wake up.. straight people get divorced too, they also have violent custody battles where the kids really ARE traumatized. Straight couples who have kids have MURDERED their kids rather than let the other parent get custody. So get off your 'gays are bad' wagon and look at how poorly most straight people handle child custody.

314 days ago
40.

john talone    

Is the judge frickin crazy,I am a Twin,my twin passed away 2 year's ago.I couldn't live without my twin by my side when I was growing up.Must be nice to have Money to Spilt the Twins up.These 2 guy's have the money to do that.**** these 2 guy's.

314 days ago
41.

Azi    

These guys suck !

314 days ago
42.

shakedoggy    

are there lawyers who specialize only in gay divorces? layer after layer of perversion on top of perversion.

314 days ago
43.

jpinPHX    

I anticipate the backlash is going to be pretty bad....splitting up the kids? I just don't know how that makes any sense.

314 days ago
44.

Kristinajp    

SELFISH, Selfish. SELFISH. ...the judge is supposed to have the kids best interest and when is 5hat separating twins from each other? These poor kids will end up on drugs or being codependent to someone who is. Judges need to run for office like the rest of the "powerful" politicians. ...

314 days ago
45.

ella90    

This is not right, it doesn't even sound natural to have two men fertilize an egg each and throw it inside a woman. They are pushing this gay agenda on the whole of America,CW has a new show coming on for gay teenagers..And if you dare say something your homophobic, but this is wrong.

314 days ago
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