“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris is a new father.
The Emmy-winning child star-turned-comic actor and witty awards-show host welcomed twins earlier this week and tweeted the news Friday (October 15).
“Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold,” Harris wrote. “All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey.”
Harris announced in August that he and his longtime partner, David Burtka , were expecting a pair of little ones. The couple became fathers with the help of a surrogate, according to reports.
He may be a new father, but the openly gay actor has been looking out for young people by sending encouraging messages to gay youth. After several teens who were the victims of anti-gay harassment took their own lives, Harris sent MTV News a video explaining to kids that regardless of their current circumstances, fitting in gets better with age.
“Here’s what I can say: When you’re young, when you’re in elementary school, when you’re in high school, it’s important to try and fit in and be accepted and to be part of the average,” he said. “Everyone does it, that’s the way it goes. But let me assure you, if you’re getting bullied and feeling like you’re on the outskirts, it gets better. Because, when you get older, you find that people are actually drawn to individuals with different points of view who are proud of who they are and who make interesting and different and unique choices for them — at least I am.
“You can act with strength, you can act with courage, you can act with class and stand tall, be proud of who you are,” he added. “This is a good time we live in, and we’re being granted more and more rights, and it will continue in that direction, and, yeah, be proud.”
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