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From LIFE: This was a miracle coverthe product of a once-in-a-million confluence of events (right photographer, right subjects, right day, right magazine) that led to one of the most widely circulated covers in LIFE history. Putting Greys Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey on the cover on the eve of the birth of his twinsa monster news event for all McDreamy fanswas something LIFE had been planning for months. Even the notion that the magazine would wink to its sister publication Peoples famous Sexiest Man Alive covers, for which Dempsey is a perennial candidate, had been discussed beforehand. But some things you just cant plan: Dempseys wife took an immediate liking to photographer Matt Jonesand Jones did what any good photographer would: he kept asking for more. The result was an intimate, sexy, sensual, unexpected, graphically gorgeous cover that portrayed the beginning of a family.