In April 2019 How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris celebrated 15 years by the side of his now-husband David Burtka, and he had lots of truly touching things to say about him. However, the couple have had a long journey to get to the point of sending sweet Instagram messages to each other – here’s a look at their story right from the start.
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 1973, and he has been famous for most of his life. Indeed, his talents were spotted at a children’s drama camp, and he was later cast in the movie Clara’s Heart alongside Whoopi Goldberg in 1988. And he proved so good in the movie that he earned himself a Golden Globe nomination. Yet more success was to follow, because he then nabbed a spot on the TV show Doogie Howser, M.D.
Meanwhile, Doogie Howser, M.D. made Harris famous, and the show was so popular that the term “a Doogie Howser” became shorthand for a person who enjoys success at a young age. However, Harris didn’t always welcome the sudden popularity and attention the show brought on.