DAD-TO-BE

’Nsync’s Lance Bass opens up about the strug­gles of try­ing to be­come a fa­ther through sur­ro­gacy

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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.

Wow!

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!

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