Neil Patrick Harris Marries David Burtka In Italy
Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka tied the knot in Italy on Saturday.
Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Wed
Harris and Burtka married over the weekend after spending ten years together and welcoming two children. Their nuptial news was announced by the How I Met Your Mother star's rep on Monday.
"We happily confirm that Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were married in Italy in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family," the rep’s statement read.
Both Harris and Burtka donned custom Tom Ford tuxedos for the event, at which How I Met Your Mother director Pam Fryman officiated. The couple’s 3 ½-year-old twins – Harper Grace and Gideon Scott – were in attendance and took part in the wedding. Sir Elton John, a close friend of the pair’s, performed at the reception.
Harris confirmed the nuptial news himself on Twitter, sharing a snap of the happy couple exchanging their vows as the sun set in Italy.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) September 8, 2014
Harris, 41, and Burtka, 39, have long been engaged and have spoken frequently about their intention to marry one day. When the Marriage Equality Act passed in New York in 2011, the Gone Girl actor revealed that he and Burtka had already been engaged for five years. Last summer, Harris hinted that the wedding would be sooner rather than later.
"Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being,” Harris told E! News. “So I'm sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!"