NEW YORK, Calif. (November 1, 2007) — Lance Bass was joking when he said that he once married a girlfriend in Las Vegas.
Ken Sunshine, a publicist for Bass, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the singer’s words were misconstrued.
“By saying he was married in Vegas, it was a way to get free drinks,” Sunshine said. “He never really got married. That’s why there’s no record of it.”
Sunshine’s acknowledgment that Bass’ comments were meant to be facetious came after a clerk at the Clark County marriage license bureau said no license under Bass’ name could be found in a search of records from 1974 to 2007. (Clark County encompasses Las Vegas.)
In a story posted Wednesday on the E! Online Web site, Bass, who’s gay, was quoted as saying that he got hitched about seven years ago — and the bride was “just a friend.”
Bass, part of former boy band ‘N Sync, was amused by the story, Sunshine said.
The 28-year-old singer has been promoting his new memoir, “Out of Sync.”