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Neil Patrick Harris reveals David Burtka love story

Neil Patrick Harris has opened up about the first time he set eyes on his partner David Burtka for a romantic issue of a gay magazine.

The How I Met Your Mother actor and his longtime fiance have posed for an intimate photoshoot for Out's upcoming Love issue, ahead of Valentine's Day next month (Feb12).

The pair is seen in a series of romantic, black and white shots, and Neil Patrick Harris reveals it was love at first sight as he fell for his "brooding" partner the first time they met.

He says, "I ran into my friend Kate one day and she was with this brooding, James Dean-type guy in a leather jacket who gave me the head nod and then turned away. I assumed he was Kate's boyfriend and said, 'Nicely done'.

"And she said, 'David? He's not playing on my team, but he has a boyfriend.'"

After David Burtka split from his beau, the pair met up, and Neil Patrick Harris - who now shares twins with his lover - reveals they discussed having kids on their very first date.

He adds, "Even on that first date, we talked about kids. If he hadn't wanted kids, I don't think we'd be together."

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