Lance Bass Details 'Heartbreaking' IVF Attempt As He And Husband Michael Turchin Are Still Trying To Become Parents
Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, aren’t going to give up on their dream of becoming parents. The couple has been trying to have a baby via a surrogate and IVF treatment, but Bass says their last attempt was “heartbreaking.”
Speaking to Us Weekly while hosting National Oreo Day on behalf of Oreo Cookie Pop popcorn at Skybar in Los Angeles, Bass said that he and Turchin have tons of friends that are doing IVF, and it’s consoling to know that they have gone through the same things that he and Turchin have experienced.
“It’s just disappointing. You work so hard for this, you get pregnant and weeks later, it doesn’t stick. It’s just heartbreaking,” explained Bass. “But to know that some of your friends have gone through the same thing, you feel like you’re a part of this family. It just makes you feel a little more normal.”
The Daily Popcast with Lance Bass podcast host says that he and Turchin - who tied the knot in December 2014 - have “reset,” and they are “about to go again.” He said that hopefully in the next couple of months they will have some good news, but it will take a while to see if “anything sticks.”
The former NSYNC singer and his artist husband revealed in January 2019 that they were trying for twins via surrogate, and at the time he said they were already on donor number seven. He joked that he and Turchin have broken a record when it comes to how many donors they’ve gone through, but they had hope that the next one was actually going to work.
Bass and Turchin’s dream is to have a boy and a girl - as Turchin is a fraternal twin - but the singer said that they were “being cautious.”
Currently, Lance Bass is producing a film based on a true story that happened 20 years ago about two girls who win a Winnebago on The Price Is Right and then quit school to follow NSYNC on their final tour. The film has yet to be titled, but it was picked up by Sony and Bass is working on pre-production and casting.
The Daily Popcast with Lance Bass is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.