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Lance Bass & his husband welcome newborn twins

Lance Bass and his fiancé, Michael Turchin, celebrate Christmas in 2017
Lance Bass and his fiancé, Michael Turchin, celebrate Christmas in 2017Photo: Facebook

Out pop star Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, have announced the birth of their new twins, Violet Betty and Alexander James.

The delightful pair were born via surrogate and came one minute apart.

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Bass announced the birth on Instagram with a photo of the babies’ birth certificates.

“The baby dragons have arrived!!” he wrote. “I can not express how much love I feel right now. Thank you for all the kind wishes. It meant a lot. Now, how do you change a diaper??! Ahhhhhhhh!”

“We always knew we wanted at least two kids,” Bass told People earlier this year. “It would be nice to have a boy and a girl just to feel the experiences of raising both or whatever they end up being. I think it’s just amazing that science has gotten this far where we can make the healthiest human beings ever. And I hope in our lifetime, we’ll be able to see the whole world be able to do this.”

“I grew up in this family unit where I dreamt of having a kid and having that dynamic. And 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,” Bass continued.

“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.”

Out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, also welcomed newborn twins recently.

 

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