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Daycare-worker Lance Bass formed ‘N Sync in 1995 with Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez. He was marketed as “the shy one” by boy-band wranglers extraordinaire Lou Pearlman and Johnny Wright. Signing with BMG in 1996, the quintet spent the next two years tearin’ up the charts and touring abroad before returning stateside to release their debut in 1998. By year’s end, they were phenomenon at home as well, having sold 5 million copies on the strength of singles "I Want You Back" and "Tearin' Up My Heart." No Strings Attached (2000) sold a record-breaking 2.4 million copies the first week and earned the guys three Grammy nods. After the No. 1 showing for their fourth album Celebrity, JT said "Bye, Bye, Bye" and the band went on hiatus. Bass has since logged more time as an actor/producer than a singer, appearing as either himself (Zoolander, Tropic Thunder) or playing a role (7th Heaven, Drop Dead Diva, On The Line). He has a growing resume of voiceover work (Kim Possible, Handy Manny.) He was a contestant on season 7 of Dancing With The Stars, but a judge on Cupcake Wars. But it was the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass’ brave coming out in 2006 after a lifetime of dating women that will most be remembered. After dating model/Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Cedric Martinez, he married pop art painter Michael Turchin in December 2014 after a four-year courtship.