Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris to marry

NEIL Patrick Harris is engaged.

The 38-year-old actor - who plays ladies man Barney Stinson on TV show' How I Met Your Mother' - announced his engagement to partner David Burtka after gay marriage was made legal in New York on Friday.

He tweeted: "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!

"David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago. We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date. (sic)"

Neil and David have been in a relationship since 2004 and became parents to twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace in October 2010 via a surrogate mother.

Neil had been vocal about his desire to marry David, writing on twitter: "Please vote yes on marriage equality. It'd mean a lot to me and my family.

"I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it."

>> More entertainment news


Battle of the bush in Emerald

Battle of the bush in Emerald

Pioneer Park will host the upcoming Battle of the Bush races.

Emerald gymnasts selected to represent Queensland

Emerald gymnasts selected to represent Queensland

Emerald gymnasts have been selected for the Queensland team.

Tearing up in dirt battle

Tearing up in dirt battle

Locals compete in Round 2 of the Central Queensland MX competition.

Local Partners