Lance Bass has confirmed that he and husband Michael Turchin lost a baby boy eight weeks after their surrogate became pregnant. The sad news came on their ninth attempt to have a child together via surrogacy.
“We unfortunately lost him after eight weeks, which happens to pretty much everyone when you’re going through IVF. I didn’t even know that as we were going through this, but we’ve met so many great couples who have the same story,” the former NSYNC singer, who appeared on the March 17 episode of Vanderpump Rules, told ET about the miscarriage, which happened several months ago. “So, you do feel a lot of support knowing other people have gone through it.”
He continued, “You try to trick yourself into not getting excited because you know anything can happen at any time, especially in those first few weeks when there’s a huge possibility that the [embryos] won’t stick. You keep telling yourself that and trying not to get your hopes up, but you’re always going to have those thoughts in the back of your brain where you’re already planning out their lives. Especially once you know the sex — you can’t help but fast-forward over their entire lives and imagine who they’re going to be like, who they might marry and all kinds of stuff.”
Lance shared that the couple have not given up on their dream of having another child, even after “a lot of ups and downs … way more downs than ups.”
He noted: “Nine did not work, so now we’re onto 10 and hopefully the next time will work. I’m trying not to worry about it. Of course, in a perfect world I would love to have my own kids. But if it’s not meant in the cards, then it’s not meant in the cards and there are plenty of kids who need adopting. So, I’m not opposed to going right ahead and adopting if this fails next time.”
For now, when he’s not serving as the officiant at Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding, he also has a drink mixers line with Jax called J.A.X., as well as other projects like his podcast.