What is Lance Bass' net worth? 'Bachelor in Paradise' host expecting twins with partner
If there is someone who knows a thing or two about love, it would have to be 90s heartthrob, Lance Bass
While the broken hearts of Katie Thurston's season mends, it looks like 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' alumni are ready to love again.
With Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe having hosted Katie' season, it looks like Chris Harisson isn't going to be missed. And now, with 'Bachelor in Paradise' finally here, the big question is who will be hosting Season 7. Turns out, fans can expect not one, but four hosts! This season will see quite a bit of star power, with the likes of David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lil' Jon and Lance Bass taking on the hosting duties!
Who is Lance Bass?
James Lance Bass was born on May 4, 1979, in Laurel, Mississippi, to James Irvin Bass Jr, a medical technologist and Diane, a middle school mathematics, English and career discovery teacher. His family was devout Christians and conservatives. Bass began singing at a young age, along with the Baptist church choir. He later joined the Mississippi Show Stoppers, a statewide music group and the Attaché Show Choir, a competitive show choir group.
Bass's career with NSYNC began in 1995 when he was in junior year. After receiving a call from Lynn Harless, Justin Timberlake's mother, Bass auditioned to be the group's bass singer. NSYNC went on to become one of the biggest boy bands in the 90s, propelling Bass into stardom. Regarding his love life, there were numerous speculations about Bass being gay. In 2006, the singer came out in a cover story by People magazine. He later began dating artist Michael Turchin in 2011.
The pair went on to get engaged in 2013. What followed was their 2014 wedding which was televised by E!, in a special called 'Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding'. Bass and Turchin made history as the first same-sex couple to exchange vows on cable television. The couple is currently expecting twins via surrogacy and is due in November. After several failed IVF attempts and a miscarriage, Bass opened up to People about how he and his partner are ready and excited to welcome the twins into their lives.
"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," he explained while talking about what it's like to be gay parents.
"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." he added.
Lance Bass' net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bass has a sizeable net worth of $22 million. Over the course of his career, Bass has donated to a large number of charities and even started a foundation of his own, called The Lance Bass Foundation. It is a non-profit that helps children from low-income households with their health needs.
He also helped establish the Amber Pulliam Special Education Endowment at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating $30,000. He did so in honor of his younger cousin, Amber Pulliam, who has down syndrome. He also launched 'uBid For Hurricane Relief', a celebrity auction to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Apart from this, he has also actively helped the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with fundraising.
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