Former NSYNC member Lance Bass has revealed that he and husband Michael Turchin are expecting twins later this year.
The star told People magazine they had gone through years of IVF and surrogacy attempts, as well as suffering a miscarriage.
However, Bass revealed the happy news that they will welcome and boy and a girl into the family in November.
The 42-year-old said: “It has been quite the journey.
“Because of what we’ve been through the last four years, we were very cautious to get excited. And it kind of sucks because when you find out you’re pregnant, you want to celebrate with your family.
“You start planning their future in your head already, but we were so scared because we didn’t want to go through the pain again of losing them.
“We told our friends and family about the ninth week, when we finally felt comfortable. You think you’re going to jinx it or something.”
Turchin, 34, married Bass in 2014, and said: “We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare. We got all the way down the path of about to retrieve their eggs.
“Some just wouldn’t produce enough eggs, some weren’t good genetic matches. If you’re going to be a match, you don’t want to even risk it.”
Turchin has a twin sister himself, and the couple said they knew they wanted twins of their own.
Making the announcement on social media, the couple shared a Halloween-themed video to coincide with the first day of Pride month.