Congratulations to Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, who’re going to be dads! In fact, they’re going to be dads twice over, because they’ve got two babies due in early November — boy-girl twins.
The couple shared the news in a horror movie-themed TikTok video on June 1. They also spoke to People about the experience of trying to become parents, which has been a long and difficult road for them; they had previously gone through nine IVF attempts. The soon-to-be parents finally got pregnant again via a surrogate after the previous one miscarried while carrying their twins last year.
“Because of what we’ve been through the last four years, we were very cautious to get excited,” Bass said. “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. 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.”
Here’s the TikTok video Bass posted:
The couple revealed that they’d been talking about having a family since they got together 10 years ago (they married in 2014), and when it came to deciding whose sperm to use, it was a “no-brainer.”
“We always knew that if we were going to start the family, we wanted to go for twins just because Michael’s a twin — he’s a boy/girl twin,” Bass said. “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.'”
Turchin added that during the egg retrieval, he fertilized half, and Bass fertilized half.
“And luckily, they all turned out great,” he said.
The dads-to-be are now getting excited about all the experiences they’ll see through their kids’ eyes, like family holidays and going to Disney properties.
“I just can’t wait for them to have such happy experiences,” Turchin said. “I am going to get that happiness just by seeing them so happy.”