New York’s Approval of Gay Marriage Sparks Flurry of Celebrity Engagement Announcements–Some of Them Apparently Real

Jun 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After the New York state Senate passed the Marriage Equality Bill on Friday night, celebrities including "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin and comedian Steve Martin celebrated the news with Twitter announcements, Eonline.com reported. In some cases the tweets were apparently jokes, but others were reportedly real.

Harris tweeted: "It PASSED. Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!” He later confirmed word that he and his partner, David Burtka, are engaged–although it happened five years ago.

"We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date," Harris said, according to the piece. Harris and Burtka recently became the parents of twins, Harper and Gideon.

The story adds: “They weren’t the only celebs to get in on the engagement action. Andy Cohen, Lance Bass, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin all tweeted proposals, although they were presumably joking.”

Bass reportedly tweeted to Cohen: "Wanna get married @bravoandy ?"

According to the report: “Cohen, who was also ecstatic about the bill passing, responded, ‘Now this is getting REALLY good. Maybe Giggy as ringbearer,’ the ‘Real Housewives’ host responded about Beverly Hills franchise star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian pup.”

And then Bass, formerly of the pop group ‘N Sync, accepted: "As long as Britney can be our flower girl, done! ; )"

As for the Alec Baldwin-Steve Martin exchange, the story reports: "’Alec! Now we can get married!’ Martin tweeted. ‘*sing* I’m gettin’ married in the mornin’! Wait. I am already married. NEW LAW REQUIRED.’

“Baldwin had one condition to the faux proposal, though. ‘Ok. But if you play that effing banjo after eleven o’clock….,’ he replied.”

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