attends the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Neil Patrick Harris explains why he and husband got married

2014-09-21
NPHNeil Patrick Harris has explained why he and husband David Burka decided to tie the knot earlier this month. The couple, who have been together for ten years, and have two children together, married in an intimate ceremony in Italy featuring a special performance by Sir Elton John. Find out more here. During an appearance on US talk show The View earlier this week, Harris discussed why the couple felt like now was the right time to make their relationship official.
"I think when our kids got to the age when they were having reasonable conversations where they’re asking lots of ‘why’ questions, then it seemed [important] to be able to have a real clear-cut [identity] of who their daddy is — that he’s my husband, it was easier than partner or boyfriend. It was nice, very small and intimate. Only about 45 people were there. We did it as a destination wedding, and it kept the numbers down. I just wanted to be able to say nice things about David to David in front of the people that mattered the most to us. It was less about a proclamation and more about a declaration that I was able to share in front of our kids.”
Meanwhile, the adorable couple recently recreated the iconic spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp in a trailer for Harris’ forthcoming book, Choose Your Own Autobiography – watch it here.