*NSYNC alum Lance Bass and husband, artist Michael Turchin, are expecting their first two children — and the way they announced it to the world is the stuff of dreams for any diehard horror movie fan!
In an epic video posted to Lance's TikTok account, the two soon-to-be-fathers teased the big news in a horror-style, faux movie trailer that pays homage to many of the elements found in so many classic horror films.
"They're coming," Michael says, full-on Poltergeist style, in the video that confirms he and Lance are expecting a pair of boy-girl twins (via surrogacy) sometime around Halloween season!
In a recent interview with People Magazine, the husbands of nearly seven years opened up about how after years of trying, and even after the tragic miscarriage of another surrogate from last year, they never gave up hope that they would be able to have kids of their own one day.
"You have your vision of how it's all going to go, right?" Lance told People about what the journey has been like up to this point and what it feels like to finally be able to become a father soon. "When we went into IVF and surrogacy, we had no idea what it was all about. Pretty much everyone we've known had bad luck at the beginning. The first time they tried it, it just did not work. And I feel like that is such a common thing. And it's great that we're able to talk about this because a lot of times I would believe that couples feel very alone in that situation. But to know that other people are going through the same exact thing, it's really comforting."
"When we were pregnant last year, our surrogate miscarried while being pregnant with twins. When you fast forward and be like, 'Oh, what's the wedding going to be like? Oh, if they're going to have kids, I'm going to be a grandparent?' You just automatically put this in your head. And it's very disappointing when that dream gets popped."
"We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare," Michael added. "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."
After finding another surrogate who was able to get pregnant with twins using a trusted egg donor, the two are looking forward to what their lives will be like as dads when the babies are expected later this fall.
"I grew up in this family unit where I dreamt of having a kid and having that dynamic," Lance said about navigating this pregnancy/family journey as a gay man. "Sometimes in your life you feel like, 'Okay, I'll never be able to have that. I'm not supposed to have that.' But now we're realizing, 'No, we do need that. We deserve that and we can have this.' And I love that our mentality is definitely changing in the community. There are not many great examples of gay couples having families in the public eye. We knew that we wanted to be very open and transparent with our experience because we wanted gay couples to be able to relate to us and say, 'Oh my gosh, we're going through that too.' Or like, 'Oh, now that's, hopefully, what we can do.' And give them a kind of a blueprint of how to do it. If you want to start that family, start that family. It's going to be incredible."
Congratulations to the fathers-to-be!