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Neil Patrick Harris is a prominent American multi-talented personality who is an actor, comedian, magician, producer, as well as a writer. He got media limelight after portraying his comedy roles on T.V. and dramatic stage roles. He is best known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D., and Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.
The well-known actor, Neil Patrick, was born on 15 June 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the USA. Similarly, he was born under the birth sign, Gemini. His ethnicity is white, and his nationality is American. Keep reading the article until the end and know about his personal life.
Is Neil Patrick Harris Gay?
Yes, the 46 years old actor and producer, Neil is openly gay. He announced his sexuality back in November 2006, saying that he was happy and proud to announce that he is a very content gay man living his life to the fullest and feels fortunate to work with beautiful people.
Before coming out as a gay, he had started hanging out with his current husband, David Burtka. In an interview with Insider, Burtka told that he began hanging out with other people as well, and he thought Neil was adorable with his amazing blue eyes, which hypnotized him.
Neil Patrick Harris Married His Long-Time Boyfriend, David Burtka
Neil is currently married to his long-time boyfriend, David Burtka. David is a professional actor and a chef by profession, and his sexuality is gay. He is best known for appearing in TV series such as How I Met Your Mother and Doggie Howser MD. The two shared their wedding vows in September 2014 in an intimate wedding ceremony inviting their families.
The marriage ceremony was held in Italy over a weekend, and Pamela Fryman officiated it. They announced their marriage through Twitter on 8 September 2014. The pair wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos, and Elton John performed live on their big day. Following their one year of marriage, he posted a picture of him wishing Happy 11th anniversary.
Dated For 10 Years Before Tying The Knot
Neil met David in 2004, and at the time, he was in his mid-twenties, and David was having a long-distance relationship that was not doing so well. After meeting, the two started hanging out without romance. After getting rid of David's long-distance relationship, the pair went to the movies for their first date and watched "Taking Lives."
Then after, the duo started meeting and spending time every day & night. The two used to communicate frequently via call and messages. Likewise, Harris and Burka moved to L.A. for the shooting of Harris film, "How I Met Your Mother," in 2005, where he starred alongside Carrie Underwood.
Proposal Of Neil Harris And David Burtka
Back in September 2007, Harris attended the Emmy Awards along with his fiance, David Burtka. After two years, Burtka proposed Harris on the corner of the street. Harris told OUT,
"We were on our way to an event at an Indian casino 45 minutes out of town in a limousine, and David wanted to stop for some reason that I didn't quite get … And then he got on one knee and proposed, and I was so freaked out by it that I said, 'Yes,' but I didn't know what it meant. Then I got the ring and loved it."
After a year of Burtka's proposal, Harris also proposed David in Santa Monica, saying, It would be nice to say 'my husband.' Well, the gay couple revealed their engagement after five years of their participation via Twitter in 2011. Later they told that the reason for keeping their engagement secret was because of same-sex marriage was illegal at the time they were engaged.
Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Have Two Kids
The two also share two kids. I bet you are wondering about how they can share children. Well, they share children through a surrogate mother. They announced that they were expecting twins on 14 August 2010.
After two months of their announcement, their son, Gideon Scott, and a daughter, Harper Grace, came to this world on 12 October 2010. Currently, the twin children of Harris and David is nine years old. For now, the gay couple is living happily with their two kids without divorce rumors and controversies regarding their love life.
Neil and David often uploads pictures of them and their children enjoying their time together on their Instagram.
Being an award-winning and well-known actor, he must have accumulated a hefty amount of money through his successful career. So, how much is Neil's net worth as of 2020? Neil's fortune is around $40 Million, which he earned from his acting career and his luck is similar to the actor, Albert Deprisco.
To date, he has appeared in over 20+ movies and 20+ Tv series. Some of the movies that he played and earnings of it are as follows:
- The Simpsons - $536,414,270
- The Smurfs - $563,749,323
- A Million Ways To Die in the West - $87,189,756
- The Muppets - $165,184,237
- Beastly - $43,202,283
Not to mention, he must have bagged a hefty amount of acting salaries from these box-office hit movies. Besides it, he is also a singer and has six cast recordings and two singles until now. He makes dollars from his singing career as well. Some of his recordings are:
- Evening Primrose - 2001
- Assassins - 2004
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2014
He is also active in charitable works and organizations. He has contributed to many charity and foundations such as AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Hope North organization, Feeding America organization, Food on Foot charity, and many others.
The married gay is living in a lavish Harlem townhouse in their Manhattan. They renovated the house with the help of interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and architect, Jeffery Poverno which took 14 months. The average price of an apartment in New York is around $750,000 as of 2020. So, the two must-have invested millions of dollars for the designer house.
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