Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin have been hard at work attempting to conceive a baby via IVF for over two years and are not giving up anytime yet.
Lance shares with Entertainment Tonight how, “It’s been a very long process, years in the making…There have been a lot of ups and downs—way more downs than ups.”
The singer and his husband of almost six years attempted their ninth round of IVF, but sadly, their surrogate miscarried eight weeks into the pregnancy in August saying how it “happens to pretty much everyone when you’re going through IVF.”
“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,” the 40-year-old shares.
“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 shares that while he continues to grieve, he is not losing hope just yet. He states how he and Michael know that “everything happens for a reason” and are attempting to be positive.
The performer hopes to proceed with their 10th round of IVF.
The celebrity states how in a “perfect world” he would have kids of his own but if “it’s not meant in the cards” both he and Michael would be more than willing to adopt.
“There are plenty of kids who need adopting. So, I’m not opposed to going right ahead and adopting if this fails next time,” Lance shares. Previously, Bass shared on Heather Dubrow‘s podcast how both he and Michael were hoping to have twin boys and were timing it with the astrological calendar in mind.
“If we end up getting pregnant, like, soon, that puts them right on the [border] of Taurus-Gemini,” he joked. “So, we had to do it now for them to stay a Taurus.”
But with that being said, the star will be happy with the child he is gifted with, regardless of their sign.
“It’s been delayed so much. Like, I’m just kind of like itching to be a dad. You know, I’m 40 now. So, I mean, it’s time. I’ve been waiting for this,” Lance concluded.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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