Lance Bass and Michael Turchin are soon-to-be parents!
The couple, who have been married since 2014, confirmed in a Q&A with People on Tuesday they expect to welcome twins — a boy and a girl — via surrogacy later this year.
The announcement comes the same day Bass, 42, teased the news in a not-so-subtle horror movie trailer posted on TikTok, in which the NSYNC alum and his husband discover two mysterious buns in their oven.
Bass told the outlet they opted for the horror-themed teaser since the twins are due in early November, right around Halloween.
“I need them to get here before Halloween, because I need them to be Halloween babies,” he joked. “They have no choice but to love Halloween because I’m obsessed and they’re going to be obsessed.”
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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, who have been married since 2014, are going to be parents! The two expect to welcome twins — a boy and a girl — via surrogacy later this year. (Photo: Lisa O'Connor, AFP via Getty Images)
The couple’s road to becoming parents hasn’t been without challenges.
“When we went into IVF and surrogacy, we had no idea what it was all about. Pretty much everyone we’ve known had bad luck at the beginning. The first time they tried it, it just did not work,” Bass said. “And I feel like that is such a common thing. And it’s great that we’re able to talk about this because a lot of times I would believe that couples feel very alone in that situation. But to know that other people are going through the same exact thing, it’s really comforting.”
Bass revealed their surrogate miscarried last year while pregnant with twins.
“When you fast forward and be like, ‘Oh, what’s the wedding going to be like? Oh, if they’re going to have kids, I’m going to be a grandparent?’ You just automatically put this in your head,” Bass said. “And it’s very disappointing when that dream gets popped.”
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As a result of their past experiences, the couple decided to keep the news of their twins’ arrival this year under wraps.
“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,” Bass said. “But we were so scared because we didn’t want to go through the pain again of losing them. We told our friends and family about the ninth week, when we finally felt comfortable. You think you’re going to jinx it or something.”
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According to Bass, he and Turchin, 34, have had their sights set on parenthood since they first met a decade ago. Turchin loved the experience he had growing up with a twin sister, so the couple knew they wanted their children to have a similar upbringing.
“When we did the egg retrieval, he fertilized half, I fertilized half,” Turchin said. “And luckily, they all turned out great.”
Bass added he hopes he and Turchin can show other same-sex couples who dream of having a family that their goal is achievable.
“We knew that we wanted to be very open and transparent with our experience because we wanted gay couples to be able to relate to us and say, ‘Oh my gosh, we’re going through that too.’ Or like, ‘Oh, now that’s, hopefully, what we can do.’ And give them a kind of a blueprint of how to do it,” he said. “If you want to start that family, start that family. It’s going to be incredible.”
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