Former NSYNC artist and his husband revealed they are expecting boy-girl twins via surrogate in early November.
Bass said he “need[s] them to be Halloween babies.”
“They have no choice but to love Halloween because I’m obsessed and they’re going to be obsessed,” he told People magazine in an interview.
Bass, 42, and Turchin, 34, first announced the news in a horror TikTok movie trailer on Tuesday.
In the clip, the pair acting like being haunted by a “presence,” hearing baby cries and giggles throughout their house.
At the end of the video, the two can be seen encountering something inside their oven — and they appeared to love what they found.
“I love Halloween,” Bass told PEOPLE.
“When I found out that they were going to be coming at Halloween, I immediately thought, ‘Our baby announcement has to be some kind of Halloween theme. Maybe we should do a movie trailer, a horror movie trailer where we don’t actually say it. You have to figure it out.'” And so that’s what we did.”
Bass and Turchin also opened up about the exciting news and shared details about their years-long surrogacy journey.
“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,” Bass told PEOPLE.
“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. 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.”
“We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare,” Turchin added. “We picked a donor for some of them. 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.”
Last March, Bass and Turchin’s surrogate miscarried while he was pregnant with twins.
“It’s very disappointing when that dream gets popped,” Bass said.