Lance Bass Wooed Ex-GF Danielle Fishel With Celine Dion

By: Ross von Metzke

Long before former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass came out of the closet on the cover of People magazine, the two were a couple. They were even each other’s prom dates.

Obviously things didn’t work out for the two — they’re still close friends if their frequent tweets to each other are any indication — and the Boy Meets World actress (she’ll also be featured in the upcoming Disney reboot Girl Meets World) recounts their relationship in her upcoming memoir, Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness, reports USA Today.

One of the highlights? Their first date. While speaking at a Q&A at BookCon in New York, Fishel revealed that Bass took her to the taping of Celine Dion’s Christmas special.

Other highlights of their short-lived romance include the time he asked her to prom — a dozen long-stemmed roses and a note saying, “Will you go to prom with me? Check yes or no.” It was for her senior prom and she thought he’d be overseas performing in Japan.

The couple broke up a month later, but it would be several years before Bass came out piublicly. Fishel says that when he did, he said “about the nicest thing anyone’s ever said about me.”

“Lance said, ‘If I can’t make things work out with Danielle, who is beautiful and wonderful, then I must be gay.'”