Lance Bass Will ‘Start the Process’ for Kids Early Next Year: I Want the Surrogate ‘in My Life’

08/31/2016 at 12:30 PM ET

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Lance Bass has talked about wanting kids with his husband, artist Michael Turchin, in the past — but he knows there’s no “ideal” time to do it.

“There’s never a time to really plan to have a kid … you just gotta jump in,” the former ‘NSYNC member, 37, said on Tuesday’s edition of the Allegedly podcast with Matthew Cole Weiss and a special guest host: Big Brother‘s Jeff Schroeder.

“Plan it, of course, but there’s no perfect time to do it,” clarifies Bass, who will next host a gay dating show — the first of its kind — on Logo called Finding Prince Charming, which premieres Sept. 8.

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“I kept telling myself over the past few years, ‘Well, I want to make sure, you know, if this show gets picked up, then I know I’ll be in L.A. for the next five years, so then that’ll be the time,’ ” Bass continues.

“And [being told I’ll never do it if I wait for a perfect time] is what I’ve come across [over] the last three years — because all my friends are having their kids, and I want my kids to grow up with them,” he adds. “And now they’re getting on their second kid and I’m still not on my first [and] I’m like, ‘Damn it!’

“So I imagine we would probably start the process early next year,” he says.

When asked what “the process” consists of, Bass has an answer at the ready.

“There’s an amazing company that a lot of people have been using — Neil Patrick [Harris] and everyone used this company. They set you up with a surrogate, and there’s all different ways of doing it,” he explains. “Surrogates that you never have to meet — which, of course, I want them in my life. I want to know who’s donating the egg.

“You can donate an egg, put it in someone else,” he continues. “You can have twins, you can make sure that one is mine and one is Michael’s. I mean, there’s so much you can do.”

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“I’m excited because I know Michael will be the best dad ever — that’s one of the reasons I wanted to marry him,” Bass says of his husband.

“So I’m excited to start this family, ’cause I think all of us selfishly want to try to raise the best kid possible, just so we can have a better person in this world, helping out. And so I hope to raise some good kids that will leave a good mark on this world.”

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joanna on

Does he always have those weird vampire eyes?

Tina Harless on

You & Michael are going to be amazing parents

Ella on

I don’t understand how you can love another man, yet want children? If you wanted kids, you would be with the opposite sex.

Sara on

He seems like a beautiful person who will make an amazing parent.

This is NOT a family on

This should be illegal! That kid or (kids) are going to be so messed up- take it from someone who knows! You ALWAYS long for a mother and a father, to know where you came from. Psychologically we are wired to be raised by a male and female, there are studies that have proven it time and time again! If you don’t believe me, do some research on it.

suzy on

gawd this world is screwed… men wanting babies with their husbands… arggh

Guest on

He seems to want a child for the wrong reasons. He is describing a child as a plaything, or having one because everything else is, and “I must keep up with them!” Sad for the child.

Emma on

@Ella, you’re very misinformed. Who a person’s attracted to has nothing to do with their desire (or lack of) to have children. They are two completely different things. Gay people are born gay, just like straight people are born straight – sexual orientation isn’t something a person can chose. People don’t just become gay if they don’t want children, and likewise, people don’t just become straight because they do want children. Suggesting that if gay people really want children they should go be with someone of the opposite sex – despite the fact that they’d never truly be in love with the other person or attracted to them – in order to make it easier for themselves is idiotic. They’d be living a lie, and frankly it’s very unfair to the other person who they’d essentially be using to have kids. There is no reason for any gay person to do that when there are other ways to have children, like through adoption and via surrogacy – and many straight couples have also taken those paths as well, for various reasons (infertility etc.).

Annie on

His expectations are a bit naive, but that is the case for most people who are planning to start a family. I wish them the best! The babies will be loved very much!!!

Guest on

Ge makes it sound like its a car buying process and he gets to select his options.. Why not just adopt??

red on

What is this world coming to?

Guest on

When will these people realize children are not this to be purchased?? Children are gifts not a right to have… This is so wrong and I can’t understand why people keep buying them like that… Plus denying the child’s right to have a mother…

maryhelenc on

He sounds a little weird, like he only wants a child because his friends are having kids, not because he can’t wait to be a father. I hope he & Michael get to have their family, and I hope Lance is ready, because it sounds like Michael is 100% ready to be a dad & he’s still in the “babies sound fun” stage.