Queen Lance Bass

Lance Bass came out to Britney Spears to make her feel better about her own life.The singer - who publicly announced he was gay on the front of People magazine in July 2006 - says Britney was the first person he ever told, on the night she infamously wed her childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander in January 2004. Lance said: "It was the night of her first wedding, actually. I was in Las Vegas with her, her dancers, her manager, and my boyfriend at the time. Her manager had already gotten rid of Jason - they'd flown him home."Britney was really upset about what she had done, and I felt bad for her. I knew she was about to go through a lot of c**p. I felt the need to share something. So I sat her on my bed, and I'm like, 'Well, I'm gay!'"She was really surprised. I was always the typical Southern gentleman."Lance, 28, claims he has attempted to help Britney through her troubled personal life, but she has rejected his friendship.He told America's GQ magazine: "I tried to help her. She's my neighbour in Beverly Hills. She lives next door. I tried to get in touch with her - I wanted to be that friend to help her." Since coming out, Lance has had a long-term relationship with modelling agent Jesse Tannenbaum, and recently split from his reality TV star boyfriend, Reichen Lehmkuhl.
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