Neil Patrick Harris and his boyfriend, David Burtka have been engaged for 5 years. David Burtka met Harris on the street for the first time says Burtka. “We met on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th, through a friend of ours.” All it took to seal the deal (and the first date) was a quick talk. “Chatting,” said Burtka. “And that was it.” Harris and boyfriend get to have quality time together on the set of “How I Met Your Mother” when Burtka played “Scooter”, the former high school boyfriend of Lily (Allyson Hannigan). Harris and Burtka state they have been keeping the engagement a secret until same-sex marriage became legal, which happened in New York on June 24, 2011. They announced their engagement officially via twitter. Neil Patrick Harris once explained, “Boyfriend’ seems fleeting, like maybe we met two weeks ago. I’ve been saying ‘better half’ for as long as I’ve been able to. I think it’s a little self-deprecating and clearly defines that we’re in a relationship, but it would be nice to say ‘my husband.’” Hopefully someday soon Harris and Burtka will tie the knot. The happy couple welcomed 2 more to the family, Harper and Gideon on Oct. 12 2010 fraternal twins from a surrogate mother.Harris and boyfriend had a fun play date partner for their son and daughter in the form of Elton John and David Furnish’s son Zachary.’Elton and David came to our house for Zachary’s first play date a couple weeks back,’ Neil said in Feburary 2011. Harris and Burtka are beaming with joy about being parents.They were seen on fathers day, 2011 with the twins in Sherman Oaks, California. They currently live in Hollywood. Neil Patrick Harris, boyfriend and children are a happy little family and friends say their great parents , lets all desire they stay that way.