WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Former NSYNC member Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin are going to be daddies.
- The couple is expecting twins, a boy and a girl, this fall via surrogate.
- Bass said they always “wanted to go for twins just because Michael’s a twin.”
Former NSYNC member Lance Bass and his husband, artist Michael Turchin, are going to be parents this fall. The couple, who got married in 2014, is expecting twins — a boy and a girl — via surrogate.
The 42-year-old NSYNC alum teased about the wonderful news with a Halloween-themed video that he posted to TikTok. In the clip, the soon-to-be-dads are seen being haunted by twin spirits. The teaser ended with the message “Two Buns in the Oven.”
Bass and Turchin confirmed the joyful news to People. They told the magazine that their journey to parenthood “was a long and emotionally exhausting one.” They’ve been trying for four years.
“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,” Bass told People. “The first time they tried it, it just did not work.”
According to Turchin, they initially went through nine different egg donors. Unfortunately, all of them didn’t work out for different reasons.
“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,” Turchin revealed. “If you’re going to be a match, you don’t want to even risk it.”
Eventually, the couple settled on a surrogate, but she suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with twins.
“This time around, we had to start all over again from the beginning,” Turchin shared. “Not only did we need to get a new egg donor now because we found out she had early lupus, but on top of that, when we did our egg retrieval, we only had two healthy embryos. Normally, the number’s much higher. So we put both in and once she miscarried, we had to start all over from scratch again this past year.”
With the help of actor Tayor Frey, they finally found their current surrogate.
“His agency introduced us to this one surrogate and she ended up being a great match. And the same with the egg donor,” said 34-year-old Turchin.
The pair had no problem choosing whose sperm to use because they’ve always wanted to have twins. “Michael’s a twin – he’s a boy/girl twin,” says Bass. That means each child would share DNA with one parent.
“When we did the egg retrieval, he fertilized half, I fertilized half. And luckily, they all turned out great,” Turchin shared, with Bass adding, “We took the two healthiest embryos, and put them in, and it perfectly fit with our plans.”
The couple are expecting late October 2021.
Source: Page Six