Actor Neil Patrick Harris and celebrity
chef David Burtka are engaged to be married.
Harris, who stars as womanizer Barney
on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Burtka welcomed
fraternal twins, Harper and Gideon, last October.
“David and I did propose to each
other, but over five years ago!” Harris
tweeted to his more than 1.5 million followers on Saturday.
“We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an
On Friday, New York lawmakers gave the
couple what they've been waiting for when they legalized gay marriage
in the state, making it the sixth – and most populous – state to
Before the law cleared its final hurdle
in the Senate, Harris tweeted he'd “sure love to get married.”
“Please, New York Senate, vote in
favor of marriage equality today,” he messaged. “My family would
really appreciate it.”
“It passed!” Harris later cheered.
“Marriage equality in New York! Yes! Progress! Thank you
everyone who worked so hard on this. A historic night.”