Lance Bass was really looking forward to enjoying his new home until he found out some unfortunate news. The Nsync alum tried to buy the house featured in the opening and closing scenes of the legendary series, The Brady Bunch, but the deal collapsed.
According to reports, Bass even took the time to invite one of his friends, Maureen McCormick, who portrayed Marcia in The Brady Bunch, over to his house for dinner.
The singer posted on Saturday that he lost the home because a corporate buyer wanted to purchase the home “at any cost.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Ernie Carswell said the house was listed for $1.885 million, and it received eight offers before finally coming down to two bids.
Ernie refused to reveal who bought the home, but stated the sale would be finished in approximately ten days. Reportedly, the home, bought in 1973, was initially up for sale for $61,000.
It’s unfortunate that Lance didn’t get the chance to own the iconic home, but it won’t be that big of a deal for him. As fans of Lance know, he’s no stranger to dealing with struggle.
Bass came out as a gay man in 2006 for a People cover store in July of that year. Around that time, the media had speculated for years that he was gay, but no one had been able to confirm it.
Marcia Marcia Marcia! Im feeling heartbroken today. As many of you may have heard, we placed the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house—at least that’s what we were told. The agent representing the estate informed us we made the winning bid (which was WAY over the asking price) after the final deadline for all offers had passed—even writing up the “winning bid” for my team after informing me of the good news. Isn’t a deadline a deadline? This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night celebrating amongst friends, family, and fans alike. The next day, due to “unforeseen circumstances” the same agent informed us that there’s another Corporate Buyer (Hollywood studio) who wants the house at any cost. We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources. How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity? I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it’s not a good feeling. I feel used but most importantly I’m hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome. I just hope it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support. #CrushedDream #ShadyAF #DouglasElliman #ShadyBrady To make me happier you can register and vote November 6th!
Perez Hilton, known for celebrity gossip, had been talking about his sexual orientation since September 2005. And Page Six ran a story on him on the 12th of July, 2006, which claimed to have seen him at a gay bar with Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Interestingly, it was such a big story at the time, that People Magazine chose to push Johnny Depp off of the cover and instead, feature Bass front line and center.
In his interview, he said, “I’m more liberated and happy that I’ve been my whole life.” Following his revelation, Bass received a lot of positive reception from the general public, his fans, and the former members of Nsync.