Neil Patrick Harris’ New Role: Daddy



Beloved fictional bachelor Barney Stinson would weep at this news on How I Met Your Mother, and they would not be tears of joy. But for the star that plays him – the actor/magician/director of AWESOME Neil Patrick Harris, it’s  legendary. Harris and his partner, David Burtka, are expecting twins via surrogate in October later this year. Obligatory new baby squeeeeeeee!

The couple, who have been together for approximately six years (which is like, a gazillion in Hollywood years) announced the news on the actor’s Twitter account. Harris happily tweeted, “So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy…”

Looks like there are going to be even more moms and dads on the How I Met Your Mother set. Alison Hannigan had a baby girl last year in March who is exotically named Satyana Denisof. Cobie Smulders had her baby girl, Shaelyn Cado Killam, in May 2009. And now, NPH is joining the crew with a double hit. So Jason Segel and Josh Radnor need to prepare themselves for tons of diaper duty n’ baby goo talk.

We think NPH is going to make an ah-ma-zing dad. Imagine how much fun bedtime story sessions are going to be in that house? Mazel Tov to the proud papas!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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