neil patrick harris david burtka new york Neil Patrick Harris moving to New York when 'How I Met Your Mother' wrapsWhen “How I Met Your Mother” wraps its final season next year, star Neil Patrick Harris is trading fake New York for the real thing.

NPH and fiance David Burtka tell US Weekly that they’re looking forward to moving to a state that recognizes gay marriage.

“It would be great to move the ring from my right hand to my left, but Prop 8 won’t allow us to do that,” says Harris, speaking of California’s ban on gay marriage. “David and I have been soulmate-y since we first met.”

“‘How I Met Your Mother’ is wrapping up its last season next year, and we’re kind of at the end of a chapter in our lives, which will be in New York,” says Harris. “Our plan is to reroute ourselves and have our kids start to go to school here. We’re at that age where we need to figure out where our kids are going to be educated. Then we hope that work finds us.”

Burtka adds that they like to be hands-on parents. “We pride ourselves on waking our kids up every morning and putting them to bed every night.”

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