Fresh off stage after a gush-worthy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last week, Lance Bass proposed to boyfriend Michael Turchin over the holiday weekend.
“He said YES!! Love this man,” Bass wrote a caption for the engagement photo posted to Instagram on Sunday.
In a special edition of his SiriusXM radio show, “Dirty Pop with Lance Bass, the former NSYNC star gave some details about the magical moment.
“New Orleans is my favorite city in the world,” he said. “I’ve been coming here my whole life. I was born just across the border here [in Laurel, Mississippi]…and Turkey also has roots here.” He went on to note, “I got down on one knee and I proposed, right in front of Jackson Square, my favorite place.”
“He is going to be a great husband and the best thing is…he is going to be such a great dad,” Bass added. “I am a traditionalist, I’m from Mississippi…I called [his] parents to ask permission before I proposed yesterday…[and] I told my parents, and they’re all really, really happy.”
No date has yet been set, but the couple is reportedly holding off until 2014 to tie the knot. The couple has been together since 2011.
Though Bass isn’t a member of the tribe (he was raised Southern Baptist), Turchin is a self-admitted “nice Jewish boy.”
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Lance Bass Engaged to 'Nice Jewish Boy'