Thankfully now, Lance is openly gay — and he's been married for years. But who is his husband? The couple tied the knot back in 2014 and are now fathers to a set of twins. Lance announced the big news on his Instagram, and we're so excited for the new family, especially since they've spoken out about how difficult it's been for them to have kids.
Who's Lance Bass's husband? He's married to an artist.
Lance is married to an artist named Michael Turchin. According to Michael's Instagram bio, he focuses on visual art, and his bio on ArtSugar says he's "inspired by Hollywood’s effervescent pop culture." Much of his art on the site are portraits, but he uses bright, bold striped patterns against black silhouettes to create his unique style.
In an interview with People, Lance and Michael said they met at a mutual friend's birthday party. Afterward, Michael added him on Facebook and the two started off as friends. "I am so shy and never would have made the first move," Michael said about their meeting.
"I was thinking, 'This is Lance Bass. I grew up watching him on TV and listening to his music.' That just added a whole other layer of intimidation," Michael continued. It turns out that Lance didn't think Michael was into him, so neither of them pursued a relationship at first.
But once they did, Lance moved across the country to NYC to be with Michael. Out of all his past relationships, he said Michael is the only one who's been able to handle his crazy schedule.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin were open about their struggle to have kids.
After multiple failed attempts to have kids, Lance and Michael announced they'd be having fraternal twins in late 2021 via a surrogate. In June 2021, Lance posted the news on his TikTok in the form of a scary movie trailer. Toward the end, Lance and Michael look into an oven smiling before the title of the "film" comes on the screen: Two Buns in the Oven.
Lance and Michael have been open about the difficulties they've had trying to have kids. They told People that they went through multiple egg donors. "We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare," Michael said. "We got all the way down the path of about to retrieve their eggs. Some just wouldn't produce enough eggs; some weren't good genetic matches. If you're going to be a match, you don't want to even risk it."
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's twins were born on Oct. 13, 2021.
After making the announcement earlier in 2021, Lance has confirmed that the twins have been born. On Oct. 14, 2021, he posted pictures of the baby's birth certificates with their footprints on Instagram. Now, he and Michael are dads to Violet Betty and Alexander James.
"The baby dragons have arrived!!" Lance wrote in the post's caption. "I cannot express how much love I feel right now. Thank you for all the kind wishes. It meant a lot. Now, how do you change a diaper??! Ahhhhhhhh!"
According to the birth certificates, Alexander is a big brother. He was born one minute before Violet, and he weighs three ounces more than her.
Of course, Michael also posted on his Instagram about the birth of his kids. In the caption, he wrote that even though the kids were only born less than a day ago at the time of the post, they've already had to change dozens of diapers. But he says that the babies are "pure perfection."