Lance Bass’ dreams of becoming a father have suffered another big blow – his surrogate has backed out of the deal.
The former ‘N SYNC star shared the bad news on Friday, revealing he and his husband, Michael Turchin, are now on the hunt for another woman willing to carry their child.
“We’re two and a half years in and we keep running into a lot of different hiccups,” Lance told TooFab. “We haven’t been pregnant since last year, you know, when we lost them (the embryos)… Unfortunately, we just lost our surrogate that we’ve had for over two years.
“So now begins the process of finding a replacement surrogate, which is hard during COVID because a lot of surrogates really don’t want to get pregnant during a time like this.”
Bass recently opened up about the tragedy of his ninth attempt to become a dad last year, revealing he and Turchin had started planning names and dreaming of life as fathers when they received the shattering news that the baby had died.
“We unfortunately lost him after eight weeks, which happens to pretty much everyone when you’re going through IVF (in vitro fertilization),” he told Entertainment Tonight. “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. So, you do feel a lot of support, knowing other people have gone through it.”
Bass explained he and Turchin were particularly thrilled about the baby news as their previous eight attempts had not resulted in a pregnancy.
“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 it (pregnancy) won’t stick,” the singer added. “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. That’s the thing that sucks.”
He stated that if their latest surrogacy plans fell through, he and his husband were looking at other ways to become dads: “I’m not opposed to going right ahead and adopting if this fails next time,” Lance said.