Neil Patrick Harris on Engagement to Partner David Burtka: ‘It’s Complicated’

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Neil Patrick Harris seems to have done the impossible in Hollywood — not only is he a successful film and TV star, but he manages to balance that with fatherhood and his long time partnership to David Burtka.

So when news broke a few months ago that gay marriage was being legalized in NYC, NPH tweeted about tying the knot with his beau, but recently revelead to Details Magazine that the situation is “complicated.”

What’s the hold up?

Neil revealed:

“It’s complicated. David proposed to me five and a half years ago in New York on the same street corner where we met. The following year on Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica, one of my gifts was a ring and I proposed to him. Then, when the marriage-equality stuff was on the tipping point in New York, where we have residency because we have an apartment there, it seemed my responsibility to at least tweet about it—to say, “Please vote for marriage equality in New York, it would be nice to get married someday.” It passed, and then someone tweeted David asking if we were going to get married, to which David replied, “Yes, I proposed to Neil and he proposed to me.” Which I think sounded immediate and wasn’t. It’s exactly what we didn’t want to do, because we contemplated getting married in California, before the Prop 8 debacle, and I opted not to immediately because I didn’t want it to be a media event. I didn’t want to go marching down the street with camera crews. Oy. To get married? Really? It seems like you have an agenda when you do it that way. I wouldn’t want to get married to be an example. I’m hoping we’ll be able to get married in California soon, but there are no plans afoot.”

Well. regardless, we would love to see these two get married. They already have two adorable children together, 13-month-old twins Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. Check out some photos of the happy fam below.

For more on the interview, check out Details’ site.