Dads-to-be Lance Bass and Michael Turchin will be on double-diaper duty this fall.
Former *NSYNC member Bass and his artist husband announced they were pregnant via surrogacy last month, and this week revealed that they're expecting boy/girl twins in November.
"It has been quite the journey," Bass told PEOPLE. "You have your vision of how it's all going to go, right? When we went into IVF and surrogacy, we had no idea what it was all about."
Like many gay couples who go the route of surrogacy, Bass told ET that he and Turchin didn't have an easy path to parenthood. After nine IVF attempts, Bass revealed they had been pregnant with twins in fall 2019, but sadly miscarried.
"Pretty much everyone we've known had bad luck at the beginning. The first time they tried it, it just did not work. And I feel like that is such a common thing," Bass told PEOPLE. "And it's great that we're able to talk about this, because a lot of times I would believe that couples feel very alone in that situation. But to know that other people are going through the same exact thing, it's really comforting."
Before the couple made the announcement about the twins on Tuesday, Bass posted an elaborate fake movie trailer to TikTok called "Two Buns in the Oven" that hinted at the news.
42-year-old Bass and 34-year-old Turchin have been together since 2011, and were married in 2014. According to Bass, the couple have been talking about starting a family since they first met, and they always knew they wanted to try for twins because Turchin is a fraternal twin himself.
"He just loved that experience," Bass said of his husband. "I always wanted to have a twin, but we're like, 'Well, that's so perfect because now we can do one of mine, one of yours.' It was a no-brainer!"
"When we did the egg retrieval, he fertilized half, I fertilized half," Turchin added. "And luckily, they all turned out great."
So, Bass told PEOPLE, they took the two healthiest embryos, put them in, and "it perfectly fit with our plans."