Neil Patrick Harris marries partner in Italy

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Neil Patrick Harris has married his long-term partner David Burtka.

The How I Met Your Mother actor and Burtka have been together for over a decade, and the pair have twins, Gideon and Harper.

The star revealed on Twitter that the pair – who first announced their engagement in 2011 – have married in an intimate ceremony in Italy.

A spokesperson said: “We happily confirm that Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were married in Italy in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family.”

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Italy, meaning that Burtka and Harris will likely have to file paperwork elsewhere to recognise the marriage.

Tabloids had recently speculated that the pair had split, though Harris took to the internet to deny the rumours last month.

He posted a picture on Instagram of Burtka with the pair’s children, and said: “I couldn’t be more in love with my family, any reports to the contrary are woefully mistaken.”