So 2014: Hollywood Families Redefined

From single moms like Denise Richards and Sheryl Crow to doting dads like Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin, these celebs prove that loving families come in all forms


Modern science and teamwork played a big role in creating Neil Patrick Harris's twins, son Gideon and daughter Harper, born in 2010. It involved an anonymous egg donor, two embryos – one each for Harris and then-partner David Burtka – and a surrogate. "We really, really wanted kids," the How I Met Your Mother star revealed to Oprah Winfrey. "We really had thought it through financially, emotionally, relationship-wise. These kids [came] into our world with nothing but love." There was even more love four years later when Gideon and Harper were a big part of their dads' September 2014 wedding celebration.