"I can't wait, because I know my husband's going to be the best dad ever," the singer-activist says

By Wade Rouse
March 12, 2015 06:30 AM
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Lance Bass is certainly ‘NSYNC with his new husband Michael Turchin: The couple, who just returned from their honeymoon, are ready to add to their household.

“We definitely want a family,” Bass told PEOPLE Tuesday at the 11th Anniversary of the Desert Smash Charity Celebrity/Pro Tennis Exhibition Benefiting Cancer for College hosted by Will Ferrell in La Quinta, California. “That’s one of the reasons we wanted to commit to each other. I’d say in the next two or three years we’re going to start that family.”

Continued Bass, 35, who married Turchin, 28, on Dec. 20: “I can’t wait, because I know my husband’s going to be the best dad ever.”

Bass and his artist husband returned on Monday from a “quick” four-day honeymoon with friends in Punta Mita, which the LGBT activist called “amazing” and was documented by Turchin on Instagram.

Bass was seen affectionately rubbing the neck of Turchin, who had his arms around Bass during some of the musical performances by Justin Bieber and Natasha Bedingfield at the cocktail party sponsored by Herradura Tequila.

“He’s just so sweet and understanding, and just loves,” Bass told PEOPLE about his husband. “His heart is so big, and just the way he is with my dogs I can just tell how amazing a father he’s going to be. He’s the type that’s like, ‘I don’t want to go out tonight. I want to stay in with the dogs tonight.’ When we came back from our honeymoon it was like all he wanted to do was just get home to the pets.”

And the best thing about the honeymoon?

“Just being able to sleep!” joked Bass. “It was nice to catch up on sleep and get some sun. It’s one of those places you just never leave the house because everything is just so done for you, and the food’s incredible. I ate my ass off.”

Bass also said that “newlywed life has been amazing,” although “we feel like we were married before, because we had been living together for over three years.”

Of marriage, Bass concluded, “I think it’s [different], really, because of how people treat you It feels like there’s validation in your relationship.”

Reporting by GABRIELLE OLYA

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