10 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka’s Relationship

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These two are Hollywood’s sweetest couple! Fans are constantly gushing over their adorable family photos and the sweet relationship they’ve shared over the past 13 years. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, who’s best known for his role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, married fellow actor turned professional chef back in 2014. Their relationship spans much farther back than that. The two have been together since 2004 and raising their two children since 2010. Just because we love them so much, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!

10. How They Met

Neil Patrick Harris met David Burtka through a mutual friend named Kate, but she didn’t necessarily set the two up. According to Harris, he ran into his friend Kate on the street, and saw that she was with this “brooding, James Dean-type guy in a leather jacket.” He was immediately attracted to him, but assumed he was Kate’s boyfriend. When Kate told Neil that the mystery man wasn’t straight but already had a boyfriend, Harris’ heart sank; however, not all hope was lost! The two men sparked up a new friendship and continued to cross paths, but never really thought they’d end up dating. Burtka eventually broke up with his boyfriend and went on a date with Harris only a week later. “We started hanging out every single night, and after three months, it was just non-stop,” said Burtka to Out in an interview.

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9. Who Said ‘I Love You’ First

Neil Patrick Harris isn’t afraid to admit he was the first one to utter those three little words or the fact that it wasn’t reciprocated! “I initially fell for David harder than he fell for me. I was in love with him before he was comfortable saying it, and I think that speaks to our past experiences. I remember saying, ‘I think I love you,’ and he was like, ‘That’s really nice,’ which is not necessarily what you want to hear. But I appreciated his honesty in not jumping the gun and saying something because he felt obligated to,” said Harris to Out back in 2012.

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