Lance Bass and Michael Turchin announce they are having twins
On Tuesday, NSYNC star Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin announced they are going to be fathers–of twins!
In the interview the couple opened up about the many painful years they have spent trying to have a baby, years that included a miscarriage as well failed attempts at both IVF and surrogacy.
“We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare,” Turchin said. “We got all the way down the path of about to retrieve their eggs. Some just wouldn’t produce enough eggs; some weren’t good genetic matches. If you’re going to be a match, you don’t want to even risk it.”
Now, the couple is finally able to celebrate.
“I grew up in this family unit where I dreamt of having a kid and having that dynamic,” Bass said. “And sometimes in your life you feel like, ‘Okay, I’ll never be able to have that. I’m not supposed to have that.’ But now we’re realizing, ‘No, we do need that. We deserve that and we can have this.'”
There are so many different ways to start a family, and Bass and Turchin gave People all the details of the way they chose to begin theirs.
“We wanted to go for twins,” Bass said, “just because Michael’s a twin — he’s a boy/girl twin. And 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!”
As such, each of them fertilized half of the eggs.
Bass added that he is grateful he can be a visible example for other gay couples on what the journey to parenthood looks like.
“There are not many great examples of gay couples having families in the public eye,” Bass said. “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. If you want to start that family, start that family. It’s going to be incredible.”
The babies are due in early November. Congratulations to Bass, Turchin, and their growing family!