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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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Children aren't pets or accessories. Hope they have plenty of money saved up for the rehab, bail, and therapy those kids will need in the future.

407 days ago

Lady Lynn     

They should never have found out who was the biological father of the twins and treat this like any other divorce. The rules shouldn't change just because they are gay and could fertilize two separate eggs with two sets of sperm. If this is going to be the case in gay relationships there needs to be some laws put in place to protect the children and there right to stay together as siblings.

407 days ago


They had the kids together, it's sad that they refer to them as "his and mine". I'm agree with gay dudes having kids but this story will just fuel the fire of people that say they shouldn't. Unfit parents shouldn't have kids and they are unfit.

407 days ago


I know a lot of people are voting that it's screwy to split up the twins, but the fact is that there's no biological connection except for who donated the sperm for each. There was a court case a few years ago where the judge decided the child had no parents despite 5 adults being involved in the birth (anonymous egg donor, anonymous sperm donor, surrogate mother, and the couple who arranged it all). The couple broke up, and no one had any known biological connection to the actual child.

407 days ago


This is what you get when you alllow gay people the right to have children - just like their pathetic pets they treat them like objects and not human beings. GAY People MUST NOT HAVE CHILDREN. You never can respect anything that you dont make yourself and that includes children. When you go through the amazing feeling of making love, conceiving, going through every little thing during the pregnancy, then birth then raising this little human being, only then can you understand that it is not an object!!

407 days ago


I think it's a great idea, they each have their biological child and 2 children are not being bounced around from home to home with yet another custody agreement. They plan on the siblings having a relationship so why not? Lots of siblings don't live together. I moved out of city when my brother was 1 (he's now grown and moved), we talk multiple times a week and i'm 17 years older so i'm sure they will make this work!

407 days ago


As far as splitting up the twin....parents are supposed to sacrifice for their children's happiness...not visa versa ....doesn't matter weather your gay at not. What's wrong with people today!!!!!

407 days ago


The baby always gets the short end of the deal because they're entered into a contract that they have had no part of signing, agreeing to, or wanting. What about the child's rights?! The court NEVER seems to give a damn about that, even though they claim to want to do what's in the best interest of the child. They are freakin' clueless about what the child wants or needs, and they don't care.

407 days ago


THis is absolutely ridiculous! Where is a child therapist in this situation. This is totally WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! CPS had better step in and take those babies an put them together with people who give a crap!

407 days ago


What a travesty!!! Splitting up siblings because these 2 morons cant get their act together or be the bigger person and allow 1 to raise both children! What judge allowed this?!!!! They should be ashamed of themselves & when the kids get older & understand what happened they will hate both of their fathers for being so selfish.

407 days ago



407 days ago


To all of you (withheld) who are commenting that this would NEVER happen with a hetero couple, of course a straight couple NEVER got divorced so soon! Of course hetero couples NEVER have acrimonious divorces!! Are you kidding me with this crap! The only thing different about this situation is the sperm, otherwise any of this

407 days ago


Gay men getting married is a joke. They are promiscuous. Philandering men should not have children or get married to each other...

407 days ago


He said they aren't biological if they share the same mother they are half brother and sister and they share DNA. I am confused he made it sound like they have different mothers then he made it sound like they had the same mother??

407 days ago


I say it's screwy. Just as two gays having kids. Just as two men slamming each other. Screwed up world we live in.

407 days ago
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