’Nsync’s Lance Bass opens up about the struggles of trying to become a father through surrogacy
Lance Bass has always wanted to be a father. Last year, he and his husband of four years, actor Michael Turchin, were ready to make that dream a reality and began the IVF process. In June, the couple announced they’d found a surrogate and were narrowing down an egg donor. But their path to parenthood has hit some unexpected roadblocks along the way. “Unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of bad luck,” says Lance, 39. The musician-turned-tv personality, who recently hosted New Year’s Eve in Times Square with Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, says they just lost their fifth egg donor. “It’s been the craziest experience,” he explains. “We’ve been working on it for so long.” Still, Lance and tive dent share Michael, — they’ll soon. and Lance “31, have We are just says good staying have he’s news to confi- posi- wait to for sweet the and right funny donor.” Mississippi Here, na- the tive talks to In Touch’s Diana stacles, Cooper his about latest overcoming entrepreneurial IVF obenterprises and his highly unusual collection of…adult onesies!
We’re sorry to hear about your most recent egg donor. How are you doing?
LB: I’m not too worried about it because I know that fate’s going to step in. The right donor is going to be there for us. We’re having babies in 2019!
That’s great. What are your other goals for the year ahead?
LB: I’m concentrating on my new businesses. I’m doing the Bubble Tap Trailer, which are shabby-chic trailers that go to weddings and bachelorette partieswith prosecco on tap. It’s so fun, people just die over it. And then I’m starting a line of drink mixers with Jax Taylor from vander pump rules called just addx, sothat’ll hopefully be out by summer time.
LB: And my new restaurant is opening, which I’msuper excited about.
Speaking of business ventures, you were bummed when HGTV outbid you for the famous Brady Bunch house this summer…
LB: HGTV feels bad about how the whole thing went down and they’ve been very sweet to me. They’re starting to film the renovation now and I’m excited to see what they do with it. I might be involved somehow, which will be fun.
You and Michael celebrated your fourth wedding anniversary on Dec. 20. Did you do anything special?
LB: It just so happens my sister and my brother-in-law’s anniversary is the same day, so our parents took us to see A Christmas Carol. So we had a nice dinner and watched a really cool play with family.
Your good friend Andy Cohen recently revealed he’s expecting a baby. What kind of dad do you think he’ll be? LB: Oh, my gosh, I mean obviously a very fun dad. Andy’s hilarious and he’s also very inquisitive so I think that kid’s going to be asking a lot of questions. Will you ask him for advice?
LB: Oh, you better believe it! It’s nice that our kids will just be a year apart, so they’ll get to grow up with each other. He had an easier experience than we’re having — I might have to take his embryos if we can’t figure out ours! [ Laughs]
What excites you most about becoming a dad?
LB: The holidays! I’m such a holiday freak and when you have children, it makes the holidays a hundred times better. So I can’t wait to have fun with my kids on Christmas and Halloween — and make them wear really cheesy costumes, of course!