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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Their First Date

david burtka neil patrick harrisDavid Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris attend the Hamptons Magazine And Saks Fifth Avenue Celebration of Cover Stars Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka on August 8, 2018 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)

NPH and David Burtka forever. Lovebirds Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka both took to Instagram Monday, April 1, to celebrate 15 years of their relationship.

The How I Met Your Mother actor posted a photo of the couple posing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. “My first date with David was 15 years ago today, and we’ve been nearly inseparable ever since,” Harris captioned the photo. “I’m so, so grateful to this gorgeous man for giving me his heart, his shoulder, his strength, his lust, his laughter, his joy. He’s an actor, chef, author, singer, producer, and the most wonderful, selfless parent I’ve ever seen. A sextuple threat, if you will. And I most certainly will. Happy 15th Anniversary, @dbelicious. You keep making all my dreams come true. #love.”

Burkta echoed Harris’s sentiments and shared a throwback photo of the pair posing together in Central Park. “15 years ago Neil Patrick Harris and I met on the street. From that day he has made my world a better place,” the professional chef wrote. “Thank you @nph for the best years of my life. I can’t believe how fast 15 years have gone. Happy Anniversary! I can’t wait to keep on laughing, playing and loving for years to come.  #15yearchallenge#lifeisaparty.”

Burtka surprised Harris on Monday night by taking the actor to Manhatta, a restaurant located in downtown Manhattan featuring panoramic views of the city. The couple exchanged vows in Italy in September 2014, and they now share 8-year-old twins Harper and Gideon.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.