Justin Timberlake says breathed a sigh of relief for his friend and former *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass after he revealed he was gay and in a relationship with ‘Amazing Race’ star Reichen Lehmkuhl.
“I think Lance is one of the greatest people I know, and I’m just happy that he had self-acceptance over this because I’m sure it’s hard,” Timberlake told MTV News. “The guy grew up in the Bible Belt, you know, so just as his friend, you want that for him. You want him to be OK and live his life. I think that a lot of the boy bands, and they date back, you know, a little ways, I think that they all sign up for a certain thing and – this might be me assuming too much – but I think that a lot of them buy into that illusion as well. Especially when you have to live it and it’s not who you really are. So I’m happy for him.”
Lance And Reichen Leaving Justin’s Concert
August 15, 2006 – Lance Bass and boyfriend Reichen Lehmkuhl were photographed leaving Lance’s former *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake’s House of Blues concert on Friday night. X17 has since removed the pictures.
Lance Bass ‘Very Happy’ With Reichen Lehmkuhl
August 15, 2006 – Lance Bass and boyfriend Reichen Lehmkuhl spoke with People magazine to brush off reports they’re on the rocks. “We are very happy. It’s nice to be able to go out and be yourself,” the former *NSYNC star said. “We love to keep it mellow,” Reichen added. “It’s really nice right now to enjoy private time together.”
Out Magazine Not Interested In Lance Bass Cover Story
August 15, 2006 – Jossip spoke with Out editor Aaron Hicklin about whether he’s interested in having a feature on Lance Bass, who recently revealed he’s gay. “I don’t want Lance,” Hicklin says. “By November it [his coming out] will be old news. … Is a coming out story [enough reason to be on a cover]?” The more important question is really “Can Lance Bass sell a magazine?”
The full story at jossip.com has since been removed.