Congratulations to Lance Bass and his boyfriend Michael Turchin, who announced their engagement yesterday just before our collective Video Music Awards memory reached its week-long expiration date. Okay, so Lance Bass is probably the most famous of the non-Justin Timberlake members of *NSYNC, but if we’re being honest I don’t think about him that much more than I do Chris Kirkpatrick. But now I’ve been jerked awake from my Lance Bassless slumber by this blessed news. Let’s just hope the marriage lasts longer than that *NSYNC reunion. So more than like 5 seconds. Shouldn’t be too difficult. Even Kim Kardashian made it 72 days.
Okay, all snark aside, they’re a very cute couple. Lance posted the above photo on Instagram to share the news, and according to People magazine, he worked extra-hard to find the perfect ring for the proposal.
“He went to three stores and couldn’t find anything,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He was frustrated that they don’t make men’s rings anywhere. He said it’s impossible. The fourth store was Saks. He saw a David Yurman ring and he knew that was the one, so he bought it. He said it spoke to him.”
I love when rings speak to me, especially when they have Australian accents. I wonder what accent this ring had. I guess that information is just for Lance and Michael. Whatever the ring happened to sound like, Lance presented it to his now-fiance on bended knee outside the gates of New Orleans’ Jackson Square, which was unfortunately closed. That’s okay, though. It’ll make for a more rom-commy proposal story they can tell their kids years from now. It’s like, “He was gonna hide the ring in a cronut but the line was too long so he got down on one knee right there on the sidewalk and everyone else waiting for cronuts cheered and clapped. But they still didn’t let us cut the line even though we were newly engaged, so we just waited for the cronuts anyway.” And other cronut-related stories, preferably.
Congratulations, Lance and Michael! And before you ask, yes, I can make it to the wedding.