Neil Patrick Harris – 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.” Patrick commented.
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.”
Congrats to the couple!