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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Welcome Twins

Neil Patrick Harris, right, and partner David Burtka arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

NEW YORK (CBS) Neil Patrick Harris is a first-time dad - two times over.

The actor and longtime partner David Burtka welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace on Tuesday.

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Harris posted a message confirming the news on his Twitter account Friday, writing, "Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold. All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey."

The actor announced he and Burtka were expecting twins in August. Reports at the time stated the babies were being carried by a surrogate.

The couple has been together for about six years.

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