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Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka wed in secret ceremony

The How I Met Your Mother actor made the surprise announcement on Twitter to his 9 million followers today.

The Tony winning actor and David, also an actor, said their vows in Italy on Saturday.

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Neil Patrick Harris dared to bare for Rolling Stone earlier this year

Neil Patrick Harris dared to bare for Rolling Stone earlier this year

David Burtka (L) and Neil Patrick Harris attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

David Burtka (L) and Neil Patrick Harris attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Model Heidi Klum and actor Neil Patrick Harris attend the "Under The Gunn" Finale Fashion Show at Los Angeles Theatre on December 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Model Heidi Klum and actor Neil Patrick Harris attend the "Under The Gunn" Finale Fashion Show at Los Angeles Theatre on December 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Actor David Burtka (left) and his partner, actor Neil Patrick Harris from the comedy 'How I Met Your Mother'. Photo: Reuters

Actor David Burtka (left) and his partner, actor Neil Patrick Harris from the comedy 'How I Met Your Mother'. Photo: Reuters

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Neil Patrick Harris dared to bare for Rolling Stone earlier this year

Pam Fryman, a producer on the hit show How I Met Your Mother, officiated the ceremony and the entertainment at the reception was provided by none other than Elton John.

 Neil (41) and David (39) have been together for over 10 years and are parents to 4-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.

They announced their engagement publically via Twitter in 2011, after the Marriage Equality Act was passed in New York, but later admitted they had already secretly been engaged for several years.

Recent rumours insinuated that the couple might have split, but Neil shot this down on his personal Instagram page:

"I couldn't be more in love with my family," Harris wrote. "Any reports to the contrary are woefully mistaken. #grateful."

The family currently live in a townhouse in Harlem, New York.

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