On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Lance Bass of N Sync went no holds barred (as he’s known to do) in discussing becoming a part of the “mile high club” and coming out to Britney Spears as gay for the first time.
The two played a game of First Things First and that’s when all these valuable memories surfaced to be shared with everyone watching the show on air (and you, who’s reading this article). At one point during the game, Andy Cohen openly asked Lance Bass about the first time he participated in the mile high club. If you don’t know what that is, we’ll leave you to explore around on Urban Dictionary to get your facts straight. Now, moving on, Lance Bass confidently answered the question, saying:
It was on a BBJ. Because it has a bed.”
As he went on to explain, he added that his first mile high club adventure was with a female partner. On this, Andy Cohen questioned further as the star is now openly gay. Andy Cohen asked him whether he frequently had sex with women back then as an N Sync band member. To this, Lance Bass responded:
I was doing it, and doing it and doing it well. We did what we had to do to survive.”
Following this revelation he started speaking of the time that he first officially came out as being gay. The 40 year old star recollected the memory of Britney Spears’ wedding to Jason Alexander in Las Vegas. Hint: She may be engaged again.
Read about it here: Is Britney Spears Engaged Again?
Of the wedding and the moment of coming out, Lance Bass said:
I went up to Vegas to kind of see the craziness that was happening, and she was a little upset once she realized what she had done. Because, you know, it was like a funny thing, and then she started, like, really crying and, like, she was so upset. And so, I took her to her room, and we’re sitting on the bed and she wouldn’t stop crying. So, I was like, ‘I’m gay.’ And it made her stop crying. She chuckled.”
While he told Britney Spears this in 2004, he didn’t make this information public until 2006. When Lance Bass got his own show in 2015, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, that followed his journey to marrying his partner Michael Turchin, he explained that he didn’t want to negatively impact the band’s image at the time. It wasn’t a time that was as receptive as the one now.
I was afraid to tell anyone mainly because of ‘N Sync.’ You know, if I told one person, I knew someone would tell someone else and it would go around and the group would be over. The guys would hate me, and they would leave the group and be like ‘We’re not going to be in a group with a gay guy.”
This begs the question whether any of the band mates would’ve been worried that Lance Bass had an interest in one of them. Being questioned about this, Lance Bass instantly shut down the thought, saying: “Ugh! Never!”