Twins Arriving for Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil-Patrick-Harris-2008A How I Met Your Mother star has announced via Twitter that he and his partner are expecting twins this coming fall.

“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall,” Neil Patrick Harris announced Saturday, August 14. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy…”

Harris, 37, and long-time boyfriend and partner David Burtka, 35, will become parents via surrogacy this coming October, E! Online reports.

Burtka, who is an actor and a chef, is a father to twin children by his former partner. Harris has been playing stepdad to those kids.

The former Doogie Howser star and Burtka has been together since 2004.

Harris currently plays the role of Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a role that is famous for being a womanizer. It is a role that earned the actor four consecutive nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in the Primetime Emmy Awards, where the results of the latest one will be known this coming August 29.