Bass first confirmed speculation that he was gay in July 2006 and at the same time disclosed that he was in a relationship with The Amazing Race fourth-season co-winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, as the two met when he served as Bass' real estate agent.
The couple then made numerous joint public appearances together before announcing that they were splitting in December 2006, though still trying to work on their relationship. They subsequently split for good in January 2007.
Bass is also longtime friends with comedian Kathy Griffin and has previously appeared on her Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List reality show on Bravo.
Last year, he began developing a reality show that would form a new all-gay boy band for Logo, MTV Networks' gay-focused cable network.
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