Daddies of 2! Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Expecting Boy/Girl Twins: ‘It’s Going to Be Incredible’



Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin are going to be dads!

After Bass shared a horror film trailer TikTok hinting on the information Tuesday afternoon, PEOPLE can solely share that the artist, 34, and *NSYNC alum, 42 — who’ve been married since 2014 — predict their first kids: boy-girl twins in November.

“It has been fairly the journey,” Bass tells PEOPLE, referring to years of surrogacy makes an attempt, failed IVF therapies and a miscarriage.

Learn under for the complete Q&A:

PEOPLE: Congratulations — so excited for you two! I do know it has been a number of years within the making — what’s it wish to know you are lastly going to be dads?!

Lance: You’ve got your imaginative and prescient of the way it’s all going to go, proper? Once we went into IVF and surrogacy, we had no concept what it was all about. Just about everybody we have recognized had dangerous luck in the beginning. The primary time they tried it, it simply didn’t work. And I really feel like that’s such a typical factor. And it is nice that we’re in a position to discuss this as a result of a number of occasions I’d consider that {couples} really feel very alone in that state of affairs. However to know that different persons are going by way of the identical actual factor, it is actually comforting.

Michael: We went by way of 9 completely different egg donors, which is uncommon. We picked a donor for a few of them. We bought all the way in which down the trail of about to retrieve their eggs. Some simply would not produce sufficient eggs, some weren’t good genetic matches. If you are going to be a match, you do not wish to even threat it.

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Lance: Once we have been pregnant final yr, our surrogate miscarried whereas being pregnant with twins. Once you quick ahead and be like, “Oh, what is the marriage ceremony going to be like? Oh, if they will have children, I will be a grandparent?” You simply mechanically put this in your head. And it’s extremely disappointing when that dream will get popped.

Michael: This time round, we needed to begin another time from the start. Not solely did we have to get a brand new egg donor now as a result of we came upon she had early lupus, however on high of that, once we did our egg retrieval, we solely had two wholesome embryos. Usually, the quantity’s a lot greater. So we put each in and as soon as she miscarried, we needed to begin throughout from scratch once more this previous yr.

Lance: And through a pandemic.

Michael: We discovered our surrogate by way of the company referred to as Elevate. I felt prefer it was meant to be. We have been simply at a restaurant a few months after the miscarriage and a good friend of ours, [actor] Taylor Frey, who we hadn’t seen in a very long time, occurred to stroll by the road. His company launched us to this one surrogate and she or he ended up being an excellent match. And the identical with the egg donor. 

PEOPLE: That is superior. Effectively, what was it wish to know your surrogate was pregnant?

Lance: Due to what we have been by way of the final 4 years, we have been very cautious to get excited. And it form of sucks as a result of while you discover out you are pregnant, you wish to rejoice with your loved ones. You begin planning their future in your head already, however we have been so scared as a result of we did not wish to undergo the ache once more of shedding them. We advised our family and friends in regards to the ninth week, once we lastly felt snug. You assume you are going to jinx it or one thing. 

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PEOPLE: What was it like deciding whose sperm to make use of? I do know you talked about genetic matches. Was it tough?

Lance: It wasn’t very tough. We had been speaking about having a household since we met. We have been collectively for 10 years. We at all times knew that if we have been going to start out the household, we needed to go for twins simply because Michael’s a twin — he is a boy/woman twin. And he simply liked that have. I at all times needed to have a twin, however we’re like, “Effectively, that is so good as a result of now we will do one in every of mine, one in every of yours.” It was a no brainer!


Michael: Once we did the egg retrieval, he fertilized half, I fertilized half. And fortuitously, all of them turned out nice. 

Lance: We took the 2 healthiest embryos, and put them in, and it completely match with our plans.

PEOPLE: I really feel like we’ll be capable of inform after they come out as carbon copies of you two! What’s it like navigating the surrogate’s being pregnant as homosexual males?

Lance: I grew up on this household unit the place I dreamt of getting a child and having that dynamic. And typically in your life you are feeling like, “Okay, I will by no means be capable of have that. I am not purported to have that.” However now we’re realizing, “No, we do want that. We deserve that and we will have this.” And I like that our mentality is unquestionably altering in the neighborhood. There usually are not many nice examples of homosexual {couples} having households within the public eye. We knew that we needed to be very open and clear with our expertise as a result of we needed homosexual {couples} to have the ability to relate to us and say, “Oh my gosh, we’re going by way of that too.” Or like, “Oh, now that is, hopefully, what we will do.” And provides them a form of a blueprint of tips on how to do it. If you wish to begin that household, begin that household. It may be unbelievable. 

PEOPLE: How do you are feeling about having each a boy and a lady?

Lance: We at all times knew we needed at the least two children, it will be good to have a boy and a lady simply to really feel the experiences of elevating each or no matter they find yourself being. I believe it is simply superb that science has gotten this far the place we will make the healthiest human beings ever. And I hope in our lifetime, we’ll be capable of see the entire world be capable of do that.

Michael: Yeah. And hopefully this’ll turn out to be extra inexpensive. As a result of particularly with so many homosexual households, they find yourself spending a lot of their cash, all their financial savings, for that one try to it would not work. It is like, “Effectively, what can we do now?” So hopefully it strikes in that path the place it turns into attainable for everybody.

PEOPLE: When are the infants due?

Lance: In early November, however I want them to get right here earlier than Halloween, as a result of I want them to be Halloween infants. They haven’t any alternative however to like Halloween as a result of I am obsessed and they will be obsessed.

PEOPLE: And your TikTok announcement faucets into that, proper?

Lance: I like Halloween. After I came upon that they have been going to be coming at Halloween, I instantly thought, “Our child announcement must be some form of Halloween theme. Perhaps we should always do a film trailer, a horror film trailer the place we do not really say it. It’s a must to determine it out.” And so that is what we did. And so we referred to as my good friend, Colton Tran, who’s an unbelievable horror director. We did it inside three days. We had it written and all the pieces, we shot it at some point and edited it one other day and it was prepared. So I used to be so proud of the way it got here out. Michael must be on board with all my loopy concepts.

Michael: At first, we have been like, “Yeah, let’s simply do a easy TikTok video.” However then, after all, Lance put it to a brand new degree.

Lance: I like doing issues large.

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PEOPLE: What are you most trying ahead to along with your infants?

Michael: Simply the truth that they’re going to, I imply hopefully, like one another. I like my sister, we have been greatest pals and that was the cool half rising up — I at all times had a greatest good friend with me on a regular basis. I used to be by no means bored. That connection is tremendous uncommon to have with a sibling while you’re that shut. It is only a actually particular relationship and I am excited to see that play out with our children.

PEOPLE: I like that. Who have been the primary individuals you advised in regards to the being pregnant?

Lance: It was undoubtedly our moms.

Michael: Yeah. And I waited until after you advised your mother.

Lance: I am unable to wait. I am unable to maintain my mouth shut, however my mother’s the one which was probably the most fearful. She did not even wish to know. 

Michael: That is why I did not inform. I did not wish to inform my mother and father till I knew it was extra sure simply because in any other case my mother would ask me each single day, “What is the newest? What is the newest?” And he or she nonetheless does it now. However till it was like we have been extra within the clear, I simply could not deal with that. 

Lance: After which after all our trusty assistant, Lisa. The star of The Circle. She noticed the entire course of, so she knew all the pieces.

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PEOPLE: How’s the home going to alter?

Michael: We’re including a nursery and a brand new lavatory for them. In order that they have their very own little house.

Lance: We will be dwelling in Miami half of the yr as a result of Michael’s from Miami. We plan on residing down there and having the youngsters actual near the grandparents to allow them to come to babysit quite a bit. We’ll be splitting our time between Miami and L.A.

PEOPLE: I like that. Is there one thing that you simply guys have been most trying ahead to being dads — every of you?

Michael: I will steal his reply. I am trying ahead to celebrating all the vacations by way of the eyes of a kid now. We’re adults now and Christmas form of loses its luster, all the vacations do.

Lance: It is means higher by way of a toddler’s eyes.

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Michael: Precisely. Like we all know we have been by way of all of it like, “Oh, one other vacation.”

Lance: I am excited to have the ability to take them to Disney for the primary time and their first Halloween trick or treating.

Michael: I simply can’t watch for them to have such completely happy experiences. I’m going to get that happiness simply by seeing them so completely happy.

PEOPLE: Have you ever guys considered names?

Lance: We have considered a number of names. We’re fairly set on what we predict we will name them. It may change by October, however proper now we’re taking a look at household names. We like our different names, additionally our grandparents have actually nice names. We’re form of placing these collectively as a result of it will be good to have the ability to go down some household names to them.

PEOPLE: So that you’re saying that Justin, JC, Chris and Joey are off the desk?

Lance: Effectively, they might nonetheless be.

Michael: Yeah, really that is one in every of their names. The complete identify. That is the boy’s identify. [laughs]

For extra on Lance Bass and Michael Turchin’s child information, decide up the newest difficulty of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.


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