Actor Neil Patrick Harris and gay partner David Burtka are thrilled

Neil Patrick Harris is to become a dad for the first time – to twins.

The How I Met Your Mother actor and gay partner David Burtka are expecting the babies via a surrogate.

David and I are expecting twins this fall,’ Neil, 37, confirms on Twitter.

‘We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy.’

The surrogate mother is due to give birth in October.

Neil and David have been together since 2004. 

He shot to fame as a child actor in US show Doogie Howser, M.D.

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