Actor Neil Patrick Harris has revealed via Twitter that he has married his long-term partner, David Burtka, in a ceremony in Italy on Saturday.
His tweet simply said, ‘Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the "n" and "d" in "husband".’
A spokesperson for the couple has since confirmed that the story is true: ‘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 ceremony was officiated by Pam Fryman, the director of How I Met Your Mother, in which Harris stars. The couple’s children – three-year-old twins Harper and Gideon – were present at the ceremony, while People magazine reports that Elton John performed at the evening reception. The grooms – who have been together for ten years – wore custom-made Tom Ford tuxedos.
In August, National Enquirer magazine reported that Harris and Burtka had split up, prompting a defiant correction from Harris, who Tweeted, ‘I couldn’t be more in love with my family… Any reports to the contrary are woefully mistaken.'