• DADDY DUET photo | Neil Patrick Harris

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Published: Tuesday May 28, 2013 06:00 AM EDT



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 partner David Burtka – and a surrogate. "We really, really wanted kids," the How I Met Your Mother star revealed to Oprah Winfrey last year. "We really had thought it through financially, emotionally, relationship-wise. These kids [came] into our world with nothing but love."