Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are one of these rare couples that make you believe true love exists!
Their romance started after a chance encounter in 2004, and now they have celebrated their 15th anniversary together.
Neil and David’s important day
April 1 is the date that Neil and David always remember, but not because it’s April Fools’ Day. On that day in 2004, the couple went on their first date. The first time they met was extraordinary and conventional at the same time – they ran into each other on the street of NYC.
Neil shared a warm congratulatory message to David on Instagram, along with a picture from their recent trip to Iceland. His heartfelt message says:
My first date with David was 15 years ago today, and we’ve been nearly inseparable ever since. I’m so, so grateful to this gorgeous man for giving me his heart, his shoulder, his strength, his lust, his laughter, his joy. He’s an actor, chef, author, singer, producer, and the most wonderful, selfless parent I’ve ever seen. A sextuple threat, if you will. And I most certainly will. Happy 15th Anniversary, @dbelicious. You keep making all my dreams come true. #love
David responded in kind, sharing a throwback picture alongside with a new photo of him and Neil with the caption:
15 years ago Neil Patrick Harris and I met on the street. From that day he has made my world a better place. Thank you @nph for the best years of my life. I can't believe how fast 15 years have gone. Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to keep on laughing, playing and loving for years to come. #15yearchallenge#lifeisaparty
Neil and David never tried to hide their relationship. David was Neil’s date at the 2007 Emmy Awards, and the How I Met Your Mother star later confirmed that their relationship had started in 2004.
They are a happy family of four
In 2010, Neil and David announced that they would become fathers.
On October 10 that year, the couple welcomed twins, son Gideon and daughter Harper, via a surrogate mother.
In 2014, the two men tied the knot in a private ceremony in Italy.