EXCLUSIVE: Lance Bass Adorably Reveals He's Ready to Do 'the Baby Thing,' Pays Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims
Lance Bass is ready to be a dad!
ET caught up with the former *NSYNC singer at a benefit for the onePULSE Foundation at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Friday, where he adorably revealed he and his husband, Michael Turchin, are hoping to expand their family.
“We plan on doing the baby thing ourselves sometime soon,” Bass, 37, gushed to ET’s Denny Directo.
This would be the first child for Bass and Turchin. The couple wed in December 2014 at the Park Plaza Hotel in downtown L.A., making history as the first same sex couple to say “I do” on an American TV network.
Two of Bass’ bandmates, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake, are already fathers (Fatone has two daughters, Kloey, 6, and Briahna, 15, with wife Kelly Baldwin, and Timberlake shares 1-year-old son Silas with wife Jessica Biel), but Bass joked that he hasn’t had too much experience around their kids.
“No babysitting duties,” he said. “I don’t think they would trust us just yet.”
If he and Turchin do become parents, he admits there is one person in *NSYNC he would “probably” trust – JC Chasez!
All jokes aside, Bass, Turchin and Chasez were honored to attend Friday’s emotional event, which was a benefit for the 49 victims of the June shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Bass, who hosted the star-studded ceremony, said he was personally affected by the tragedy.
“It’s great that I can lend my voice to something like this,” he shared. “Living in Orlando for several years I feel very a part of that community. It’s where I came out as gay myself. It’s just very special to me to be able to give back in any way.”
“During tragedies like this entertainment does come together and put out the word,” he continued. “Really helps raise a lot of money for tragedies like this.”
Inside, Bass told the crowd to “choose hope.”
“Let us choose hope tonight and every night,” he exclaimed. “Pulse was a place where you could dance freely and safely without the fear of being judged.”
A pre-taped message from Hillary Clinton also played, which highlighted her strong stance against gun violence and her support for the LGBTQ community.
“We can’t ever let hate and violence break our spirit,” the presidential hopeful stated. “Together we will fight for the right of every American to live freely, openly, and without fear no matter what you look like, where you come from, or who you love. We will take commonsense steps to reduce gun violence and do everything we can to make sure what happened in Orlando doesn’t ever happen again. I’m proud to stand with the LGBTQ community.”
Others in attendance included Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Bomer, Torrey DeVitto, Natasha Rubin, will.i.am, LP, Stevie Wonder and Jessie J.
You can donate to the onePULSE Foundation by texting 'PULSE’ to 91999. The foundation will donate 90 percent of its proceeds to the families of the Pulse nightclub shooting.