Neil Patrick Harris has finally confirmed that he is happy, and gay.Â The How I Met Your Mother actor confirmed that he is gay to People magazine Friday.Â Interestingly, Harris’ publicist had just issued a statement two days prior stating that the actor was “not of that persuasion.”Â Maybe someone should tell his publicist….
Both statements came directly after a Canada.com news report stating that Harris had helped “longtime sweetheart” David Burtka land a role on his CBS sitcom.
“The public eye has always been kind to me and until recently I have been able to live a pretty normal life,” Harris told People.
“[I] am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love,” he went on to say.
Hilariously, it looks like People is being used as a coming-out venue, as Neil becomes the third big name this year to launch the out-of-the-closet interview.Â First we had former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass followed by Grey’s Anatomy T.R. Knight who came out last month.Â Wow, I need to come out in the next People issue!
Harris had more for the public and continued on, saying, “Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions.”Â
Who knew thatÂ Doogie Howser, M.D. would grow up & become so mature & open?