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Lance Bass Exes Thigpen and Andrade Make Love Connection?


Page Six reports that the former boyfriends of Lance Bass may be an item:

"The former boy-bander's two ex-boyfriends, who met through him, have now hooked up with each other. After breaking up with Brazilian model Pedro Andrade, Bass dated hairdresser Ben Thigpen last fall. Last week, Thigpen and Andrade were acting very much like a couple, dancing and holding hands at the joint birthday party of Tenjune owners Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm. They were overheard laughing and saying 'scandal' when asked if they were dating."

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Andraderoad.jpg Bass boytoy Pedro Andrade shows what he's got.

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Lance Bass Talks About New Love Interest, Pedro Andrade


Lance Bass officially brings his relationship with Pedro Andrade out of the closet, talking to People magazine about meeting the Brazilian model while traveling with gay designer duo Heatherette to the Life Ball AIDS benefit in Vienna, Austria.

LandroSaid Bass:

"He was asleep in the back of the plane on the way over. I was like, 'He's really cute.' It's so fresh and new. The good thing is learning everything about him. He's really great . . . amazing. It's fun to say, 'Hey, I'm seeing someone I met in Vienna.' We were there for, like, 24 hours. It's the first time I've ever been able to date, so it's nice to go out and get to know people and not jump into a relationship right away, which I usually do."

In other news, Bass will be joining the cast of Hairspray on Broadway on August 14th, playing dance show host Corny Collins. Incidentally, Bass also has a cameo in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, opening this weekend, playing a wedding singer.

Meanwhile, Andrade has his hand slapped by TMZ for being a bad tipper.

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