NSYNC's Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin expecting twins
A massive congratulations to the pair.
Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin have announced that they are expecting twins via surrogacy.
The former NSYNC frontman revealed the happy news in an interview with PEOPLE, saying that the couple are expecting a boy and a girl later this year.
The couple's surrogate sadly miscarried last year while pregnant with twins. Bass said that knowing he could talk openly about the loss was "comforting", as was knowing that he and his husband weren't the only people going through it.
"When we went into IVF and surrogacy, we had no idea what it was all about," he said. "Pretty much everyone we've known had bad luck at the beginning. The first time they tried it, it just did not work.
"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 said that the couple kept their news secret for as long as possible because they were "so scared" of experiencing another loss.
"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," he 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."
The news come after Bass teased the pregnancy via TikTok, alluding to a pair of "buns in the oven" that he hoped would arrive before Halloween.
Bass has since said that he is hopeful his journey will encourage other gay couples who want to start a family to do so.
"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,'" he said.
"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."