How Did Lance Bass & Michael Turchin Meet? Get Ready to Fall in Love With These Newlyweds Even More

Start stocking up on those tissues, folks, because Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's E! wedding special Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding is mere hours away and something tells me it's going to be a real tearjerker. Airing promptly at 8 p.m. (ET) on Feb. 5, this must-see event will allow the happy couple to share their big day with the world and celebrate their incredible love for one another. But before we dive right into the festivities, I decided to do a little digging on these adorable newlyweds and see just how Lance and Michael first met, long before saying "I Do." And, as it turns out, it's all thanks to a birthday party.

During an interview with People back in December, Turchin recalled that the moment he first laid eyes on the former *NSYNC star was at a mutual friend's birthday party in Palm Springs. "We just started talking and began hanging out as friends," Turchin revealed, admitting he was way too nervous to take the relationship out of the friend zone, at least at first. "I am so shy and never would have made the first move. I was thinking, 'This is Lance Bass. I grew up watching him on TV and listening to his music.' That just added a whole other layer of intimidation."

In fact, Turchin was so good at hiding his attraction that Bass initially thought he wasn't interested in him in that way. "I was attracted to him and wanted things to go further but I was convinced he wasn't into me," Bass remarked. "So I focused on becoming such good friends that I wouldn’t be able to look at him in any other way." Clearly fate had other plans. In just a month after meeting, the two shared their very first kiss. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Now they're in the midst of marital bliss and it appears that they couldn't be happier. I guess you could say their love is just perfectly "in sync." (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) Congrats and we'll see you guys at the altar!