In April 2019 How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris celebrated 15 years by the side of his now-husband David Burtka, but the couple have had a long journey to get to this point. And when the pair’s 15-year anniversary rolled around, Harris had a message for his spouse that caused the internet to go into meltdown.
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 1973, and he has been in the spotlight for a big chunk of his life ever since. His talents were spotted at a children’s drama camp, you see, and this led him to be cast in the 1988 movie Clara’s Heart alongside Whoopi Goldberg. Thanks to his skills, Harris even earned himself a Golden Globe nomination for the role. And yet more good fortune was to follow after the up-and-coming star nabbed a spot on the TV show Doogie Howser, M.D.
In turn, Doogie Howser, M.D. ended up making Harris a household name. The show was so popular, in fact, that the term “a Doogie Howser” became shorthand for a person who enjoys success at a young age. That said, Harris didn’t always welcome the fame and attention the series had earned him.