From ‘Doogie’ To Daddy: Neil Patrick Harris & Partner David Burtka Expecting Twins

Neil Patrick Harris is going to be a dad.

On Saturday afternoon, the “How I Met Your Mother” star confirmed via Twitter that he and partner, David Burtka, are expecting not one, but two bundles of joy.

“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall,” Neil Tweeted. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy…”

Just as Neil announced the news, photos of the actor and David, who is a fellow thespian (and cook), surfaced showing the happy couple enjoying themselves on Saturday afternoon at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Adam Shankman of “So You Think You Can Dance,” quickly congratulated the couple on the news via Twitter, writing, “guess what babies are gonna learn how to dance and direct from their uncle Adam?”

In addition to planning for his upcoming fatherhood, summer 2010 has been a busy one for the actor.

He directed Vanessa Hudgens and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in the musical “Rent” at the Hollywood Bowl, earlier this month.

Neil is also up for three Emmys this month – one for Best Supporting Actor Comedy for his work on “HIMYM,” a second for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Glee” and a third for hosting last year’s Tony Awards.

David has experience with twins; he helped to raise twins from a relationship with a previous boyfriend, although he wasn’t a primary parent to them.

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