Lance Bass is a multitalented individual that many have come to know for his singing, dancing, and acting career. He has been around for a rather very long time as a member of the NYSNC. Apart from the arts, Lance has managed to also remain in the public eye as a result of his personal life which has made so many people want to know all they can about him.
Lance Bass Biography
It was as James Lance Bass that the American star was born on 4 May 1979 in Laurel Mississippi where he was raised by a father who was a medical technologist and a mother who was a teacher. Growing up together with his older sister, Stacy Bass, the singer revealed that his life as a young boy was almost perfect.
For his education, Bass attended the Clinton High School. What he got popular for is his music career which he began with the NSYNC boy band in 1995. Before then, he sang in the choir. With the NSYNC which had other members including Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez, Lance Bass rose to fame until the band broke apart in 2002.
He continued as an actor and has made appearances in a number of productions such as the drama series 7th Heaven and On The Line which became his first movie. Although he was not considered an exceptional actor, he still continued and improved greatly with more productions including Zoolander and Cursed. The singer has also been involved in voice acting.
Is He Gay? Here Are The Facts
There are many questions about Lance Bass that people keep asking, but one that almost always emerges at the top is whether or not the star is gay. Yes, he is and he has been that way for as long as we can remember.
Lance revealed that having grown up in a very religious family as members of the Southern Baptist Church, he had always known that he was gay but there was no way he could tell anyone. He revealed after his former group, the NSYNC received a star in their honor on the Hollywood Walk of fame, that he couldn’t come out as a member of the group either because he didn’t want to destroy the career of other members of the highly popular boyband.
Here are the facts you need to know about Lance Bass being Gay:
- Coming Out
In 2006 when he was having an exclusive interview with People’s magazine, Bass revealed the truth about his actual sexual orientation. He stated that he had a lot of challenges letting people know who he really is, but after telling his family and friends, he felt no shame or fear about it.
- The Rumors
Even before he came out to state his sexual orientation, there were many rumors circulating about him and they soon began to take the toll on his personal life. This became one of the reasons why he decided not to stay in the dark anymore.
No, it is not only people who are gay that join in the advocacy, but the main drive for Lance is that he is gay and he has an understanding of what it means to be gay in the 90s when he was growing up. Hence he is an LGBT rights advocate
Looking at his past relationships, the singer has been in more relationships with men than women. In fact, apart from Danielle Fishel whom he dated from 1999 to 2000 and Kristy Swanson who he was rumoured to have had a thing with in 2001, all the other people he had been in relationships with have been men. He has gone out with Gustavo Marzolla, Lorenzo Martone, Pedro Andrade, and Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Having been with others in the past, the singer started a relationship with American actor Michael Turchin in 2011. They got engaged in 2013 and by 2014, they were already married.
The two have been together for years and Lance Bass and his husband are now planning to start having children.
Lance has a net worth of $22 million. He made his wealth from his various entertainment works including singing and acting. After NSYNC fell apart, he began the Free Lance Entertainment which was a music management firm, but it didn’t survive.