'How I Met Your Mother' Star Neil Patrick Harris Secretly Marries David Burtka

See a sweet picture from their intimate Italian nuptials.

ByMichael Rothman
September 08, 2014, 9:50 AM

— -- Kelly Ripa spoke today on "Live with Kelly & Michael" about why she wasn't at Joan Rivers' funeral this weekend -- saying she was at Neil Patrick Harris' wedding to fiance David Burtka!

She said she was in Italy for the nuptials, while the funeral took place in New York.

"I went to a destination wedding -- the wedding of Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka, breaking news!" she revealed. "It was a very quiet, very private, very family affair ... I probably wasn’t even supposed to talk about it, no Neil said I could talk!"

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Harris also tweeted the announcement, saying "Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband'"

Ripa added that it was at a rented castle and that Elton John also performed.

Harris, 41, and Burtka have been together since 2004 and their twins via a surrogate -- Gideon Scott, a boy, and Harper Grace, a girl -- were born in 2010. The two came out as engaged in 2011.

Ripa said the kids were involved in the wedding and that magic was involved -- because as everyone knows the "How I Met Your Mother" star loves magic!

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