Neil Patrick Harris says he’s not getting married

I have to admit, I have a big secret (until now) crush on Neil Patrick Harris. If there were any man I could turn from gay to straight (and then make him fall in love with me, which would be a part of this magic wish) it’d be Neil. Or maybe Anderson Cooper. But probably Neil. But since he doesn’t check in with me to verify MY needs, he remains gay. Which I guess I have to live with. But my crush remains.

Neil has said that while he’s happy about California’s gay marriage law, he’s not sure if he’ll be taking the plunge anytime soon

While Ellen DeGeneres and her girlfriend Portia De Rossi are making wedding plans, another famous out of the closet star, Neil Patrick Harris, is on the fence about tying the knot himself.

When it comes to gay marriage in California, Neil told OK!, “Oh I’m all for it! Big fan!” But when asked if he saw himself as a married man, he said, “I don’t know. If I did, no one would know about it ’til after I got married.”

Hmm, is that a hint? Neil, 35, has been in a long term relationship with Broadway actor David Burtka,33. In 2006, the How I Met Your Mother star told fans, “I am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest.”

Neil has also told OK! that he’d love to have children one day. “I think I’d make a good dad,” he recently said. So, maybe there will be kids in the near future for Neil but as of now there will be no wedding bells… yet!

[From OK! Magazine]

It took all of my restraint not to offer to carry Neil Patrick Harris’ child after that last sentence. But I am totally calm now. Jokes aside, Neil and David are super cute together. They’ve been together since 2004, and according to Wikipedia, Neil “refers to Burtka as ‘My better half’ and an ‘amazing chef.’” Aww. Something tells me they’ll end up taking the plunge too… albeit in secret, as mentioned.

Here’s Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka outside MTV TRL Studios in Times Square on April 21st. Header of Neal and David participating in Broadway Backwards 3, a benefit for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York on February 4th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Nouvel says:

    I totally think he should get married. Him and his Partner are a beautiful, healthy couple. But I guess marriage isnt for everyone. I wish them the absolute best nontheless.

    GO OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!

  2. snappyfish says:

    Sounds like he doesn’t feel the need to have his relationship “rubberstamped approved” by anyone other than himself and his partner. Good for them.

    They are adorable. However, I think if they wish to be married or anyone else for that matter, gay, straight, best of breed they should be allowed. This is NOT the country that should be denying civil liberties and rights to anyone. Sort of the ideals we were founded on liberty and justice for all…not just straight people.

    *** climbing down from soapbox..

  3. geronimo says:

    Either, whichever. He sounds perfectly content with the way things are. Just because they can doesn’t mean they should.

  4. Bodhi says:

    Exactly, Geronimo. Loads of straight people in long term relationships don’t get married either

  5. Kaiser says:

    Agree with snappy, geronimo, & bodhi. He’s lovely, he’s happy, he’s healthy, have fun. And gay marriage is the wave of the future!

  6. tvf says:

    nouvel, why in the world would you put ‘GO OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!’ in a post supporting gay marriage? Obama has said he’s against gay marriage.

  7. L says:

    As far as I know, Anderson Cooper has never come out as gay.

  8. Kaiser says:

    Oh, but Andy Cooper beeps so hard on my gaydar…

  9. czarina says:

    I hope gay marriage becomes legal everywhere…but, I agree that just because it’s legal, does not mean that every gay couple needs to rush out and tie the knot just to celebrate the fact that they can.
    Marriage needs a lot of thought, I think, for ANY couple. So I hope NPH and DB make that committment only when they are ready, with no pressure.

  10. Nouvel says:

    tvf, Obama is for GAY RIGHTS ! Hello, do some research !! McCain is against everything that is good, so it makes total sense..

    Not to mention because I wanted to, the election is 4 months away and I want to say it whenever I can.. so mind your business nutcase..

    GO OBAMA !!!!!!!!!

  11. czarina says:

    Actually, when I saw Obama on “Ellen” what he was pushing was that gay people could have some kind of legally binding relationship, but not actually call it “marriage”. I disagree with that and think it’s really quite insulting (Ellen was remarkably gracious on the show). If his views have changed since I saw that show, I haven’t heard about it.
    (BTW, I am not American, so this is not a for-or-agianst Obama as President, but rather a clarification of his views on gay marriage).

  12. Alarmjaguar says:

    I was also disappointed with Obama’s stance on gay marriage, but he is being politic. He would lose a lot of the center if he came out for it — certainly his administration would be much more friendly to LGBT folks then the current one or McCain.

  13. leigh says:

    czarina, you are correct.

    i watched the democratic candidates being interviewed on LOGO (pretty much the only remaining LGBT tv station in the US) during a special on LGBT rights. The only candidate who supported full gay marriage rights was Kucinich. Obama supports something akin to civil unions, which while it’s a step in the right direction, it’s still an issue of separate but equal when in fact we should not be treated any differently.

    although, it may be an issue of electability within his platform. i doubt Obama would have the same chances at the presidency if he fully supported gay marriage. it’s a sad truth about large sections of the American voting public that they would not vote for a candidate who supported gay marriage.

    after writing all of this up, it seems a little superfluous. so sorry for the slightly off-topic ramblings. 🙂

  14. tvf says:

    How can you possibly say Obama is for gay rights when he has repeatedly said he’s against gay marriage? His position is no different than McCain’s – they both feel gays should be allowed to enter into a legally binding contract of some sort, but neither of them supports gay marriage. Since you say everything that McCain advocates is evil, you must be thinking that Obama’s position on this is evil too.

    Take off your blinders – the Democratic party machine has done the absolute minimum that is necessary to keep gays pulling the lever for them. Clinton promised full military acceptance of gays, then stuck them with the sham that is ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’, and then signed the Defense of Marriage Act. I’d feel better about Obama possibly pushing through some sort of civil union for gays if he were full-on advocating gay marriage, as it is he’s only going to end up falling somewhat short of his campaign promises.

  15. Nouvel says:

    TVF again, do your research. You sound very uneducated. Unless you are gay STFU. In a competition against Obama and McCain, OBAMA has come out and praised gay families. He has done so at several Black churches as well. I have the articles, so it goes much deeper than your narrow minded, ill informed mind.. WIERDO.. geez.

  16. vdantev says:

    TVF needs to turn off Faux News and read a paper.

  17. Nouvel says:

    High five vdantev

    Barack Obama is opposing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in California, taking a liberal stand on an issue in the midst of to the center on others in recent weeks

    Barack Obama will fight for equal rights for gays just as he fought to help working-class families overcome poverty, the Democratic presidential hopeful’s wife told a gay Democratic group Thursday

  18. Aspen says:

    He’s ready for fatherhood but not for marriage. Hmmm…I guess kids are mere accessories for everyone in Hollywood–gay or straight. Sigh.

  19. James says:

    Is his boyfriend related to Val Kilmer?

  20. Mjoy says:

    OMG – NPH totally looks like a younger sting in this picture

  21. wild cherry says:

    Neil Patrick Harris is absolutely gorgeous and brilliant…..he deserves someone that truly loves him and appreciates him as much as I do…..I hope for nothing but 😉 the best for him… of luck in true love, marriage, children and life in Hollywood.
    I Love You Neil xoxo 🙂
    Yours Truly, For All Eternity 🙂

    Anonymous 😉
    (your wild cherry in waiting) :):):):):)

  22. kim says:

    In Obama’s acceptance speech he said that this country was for everyone and I repeat “gays and straight!”

  23. JUDY says:

    WE are the joy boys of anarchy!!