‘The Golden Bachelor’ Couple Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Announce They’re Divorcing After Four Months of Marriage

It looks like Theresa and Gerry won’t be growing older together after all.

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist of The Golden Bachelor are calling it quits, just four months after viewers watched the senior lovebirds tie the knot in a televised wedding ceremony. 

During an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, the soon-to-be former spouses shared that after “a number of heart-to-heart conversations,” they have decided to end their union and go their separate ways. 

“We’ve looked closely at our situation, our living situation, so forth and we’ve kind of come to the conclusion mutually that it’s probably time for us to dissolve our marriage,” Gerry– Bachelor Nation’s inaugural ‘Golden Bachelor’ said, according to Bustle. 

The couple went on to explain that their living situation played a large part in their decision to part ways, as Theresa continues to reside in New Jersey, where she has a career at a financial advisory firm, while Gerry lives in Indiana. 

While the pair have maintained a long-distance relationship since getting engaged during ‘The Golden Bachelor’ November finale, they had discussed relocating, possibly to South Carolina, but had yet to find their forever home. 

“We looked at homes in South Carolina, we considered New Jersey, and we just looked at home after home, but we never got to the point where we made that decision,” Theresa said. 

In recent months, the couple have also spoken publicly about how living in different parts of the country and the cultural differences that come with that have made it more difficult for them to find a place to settle down together. 

Despite their decision to call it quits, Gerry and Theresa maintain that they still have love for one another. 

“I still love this person,” Gerry said. “There’s no doubt in my mind, I still am in love with her. I root for her every day.” 

While the first marriage to come out of ‘The Golden Bachelor’ was rather short lived, time will tell if the franchise will have better luck with the inaugural season of The Golden Bachelorette, set to premiere later this year. 

A lead for ‘The Golden Bachelorette’ has yet to be announced, however, there are a number of fan favorites to come out of Gerry’s season, including runner-up Leslie Fhima. 

As The Ashley previously reported, executive producers from the show have also expressed interest in giving Bachelor in Paradise the ‘Golden’ treatment at some point, claiming they know the audience wants it to happen. 

Meanwhile, over at the Lifetime network, a Married At First Sight spin-off comprised of individuals who are 55 years of age and older is also in development at the moment. 

The ‘MAFS’ 55+ season will reportedly take place in Austin, Texas, with Kinetic Content, the production company behind ‘MAFS,’ wrapping up casting for the spin-off in December. 

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7 Responses


  1. He didn’t even like her until he found out she did for a living. Gerry/Gary…whatever the hell his name is seems like a jerk. Leslie dodged a bullet.


  2. I’m gonna call BS on all this. There had to be some sort of financial motive to get married on air but then decide after only three months that it’s not gonna work? They’re too old to be that dumb.


  3. I couldn’t stand her. I’m not shocked. She was doing too much to win. And she won and now this.


  4. Everyone saw this one coming. Why are these shows still on the air? Almost none of them stay together. The show ends and within like a year the announcement comes, “We’ve lovingly decided to go our separate ways…” ??


    1. I know, right? This format is dated af. It’s so 2005. I never understand how people watch these shows seriously and not as part of a drinking game.

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