Congratulations are in order for Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, who are expecting twin babies.
“It has been quite the journey,” Bass said in an interview with the publication before the two delved into their years-long history of surrogacy attempts and a miscarriage. “Because of what we’ve been through the last four years, we were very cautious to get excited. And it kind of sucks because when you find out you’re pregnant, you want to celebrate with your family. You start planning their future in your head already, but we were so scared because we didn’t want to go through the pain again of losing them.”
The couple previously opened up in January 2019 about their attempt at expanding their family and how they were onto donor No. 7, but Turchin updated that number in their latest interview. “We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare,” he confessed. “We had to start all over again from the beginning. Not only did we need to get a new egg donor now because we found out she had early lupus, but on top of that, when we did our egg retrieval, we only had two healthy embryos. Normally, the number’s much higher. So we put both in and once she miscarried, we had to start all over from scratch again this past year.”
The 34-year-old actor has a twin sister, which inspired their decision to go for twins. “He just loved that experience. I always wanted to have a twin, but we’re like, ‘Well, that’s so perfect because now we can do one of mine, one of yours.’ It was a no-brainer!” added Bass, 42.
Bass and Turchin shared the happy news on their respective Instagram accounts in a TikTok video that announced Two Buns in the Oven in the style of a Halloween-themed horror movie trailer.
The pop singer said they’re “pretty set” on baby names and have been thinking about passing along a family name. But on the other hand, Justin, JC, Chris and Joey aren’t totally off the table. “They could still be,” he said of potentially having his babies share names with his former *NSYNC bandmates.