Alongside his husband of nearly seven years Michael Turchin and with the help of a surrogate, the 42-year-old former N*SYNC member and bar co-owner just shared the first images of his newborn baby twins — daughter Violet Betty and son Alexander James — with the world. And as expected, they are incredibly adorable!
"Haven’t slept much in 5 days and I’m covered in ick but I’ve never been so happy!" Bass wrote in the Instagram caption of his post where he shows off the two new super cute additions to he and Turchin's growing family. "Now there are four of us in this house that wear diapers (hint: it’s not me or [Michael Turchin])."
Turchin also shared his own pics of the sibling duo to his own Instagram.
"New babies, who dis??" Turchin captioned his post where he used the hashtags #Alexander and #Violet, revealing the twins' names.
Earlier this year, Bass and Turchin went viral after they announced the big news that the two would be fathers on TikTok in a horror-style, faux movie trailer that paid homage to many of the elements found in so many classic horror films!
The husbands told People at the time that 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. "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."
"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."
"I grew up in this family unit where I dreamt of having a kid and having that dynamic," Lance continued. "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 Bass and Turchin!