Well, the moment our very own Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner, announced his decision to move forward and get into a relationship with Theresa after moments filled with anguish between Theresa and Leslie, some of the crowd erupted with joy, while others were disappointed with Gerry’s decision to propose to Theresa over Leslie as they thought she was a better fit for him.
Currently, Gerry is also in hot waters after the show’s runner-up, Leslie accused him of sprouting lies to her while they were off-camera spending time together in an attempt to know each other better in Costa Rica where he would assure her about seeing a future with her and a promise to chose her after the remaining two days of the show would be over.
The moment Gerry appeared on the reality series titled “The Golden Bachelor,” he impressed the audience with his no-nonsense Midwestern charm, but things took a turn for Gerry after a former girlfriend of his opened up about him romancing her just one month after the wife he claimed to love died.
Presented by Jesse Palmer on ABC, the reality show gave a second chance at love to people who are in their Golden age and were hopeless romantics hoping to find a worthy partner in each other, with Gerry being the Golden Bachelor trying to find the love of his life once again after his wife died following a battle with a bacterial infection.
The women hoping to find their perfect partner in Gerry included Edith, Sandra, Marina, Leslie, Ellen, Christina, Joan, Natascha, Peggy, Pamela, Kathy, Nancy, Theresa, April, Renee, Maria, Anna, Susan, Patty, Sylvia, Jeanie, and Faith where Jerry ended up choosing Theresa as his partner with whom he would love to spend his Golden years.
Produced by Andrew Frank and Jason Ehrlich, the reality series starred Gerry Turner as the Golden Bachelor, whom several ladies in the sunset years with hope for a second chance in love tried to win him over with their unique qualities.
Gerry is the silver fox who turned 72 this year and is looking for love after he lost his wife Tori, who was also his childhood sweetheart, in 2017 due to an illness.
Well, for the fans rooting for Theresa to be the woman Gerry decides to spend his remaining days with and be the winner, the good news is here: Gerry and Theresa are set to have their Golden wedding on 4 January 2024, after Jerry went down on his knees to propose to his lady love leaving a heartbroken Leslie.
Why Did Jerry Pick Theresa As His Life Partner? Reason Revealed
On November 30, 2023, fans from around the world witnessed the live finale of ABC’s hit reality show titled “The Golden Bachelor,” where Gerry had to choose between Theresa, a professional in security, and Leslie Fhima, a fitness instructor, to spend his sunset years with and it ended with Gerry getting down on his knees to propose Theresa, thus announcing his choice.
This piqued the viewer’s curiosity to find the reason behind Gerry’s choice to pick Theresa over Leslie, as many believed that Leslie was a better person and match for our first Golden Bachelor. Well, the prime reason, as many suspected, for his choice was the distance between him and Leslie, but it wasn’t the only reason behind Gerry choosing Theresa over Leslie.
During the filming of one of the episodes, it was evident that Gerry liked Theresa a little more than he liked Leslie, and one of the prime reasons behind it was that both Gerry and Leslie had similar pasts with the former spouses. Theresa was also married to her high-school sweetheart before he passed away after suffering from an illness.
Gerry often described Theresa as a woman who knew how to maintain her relationship, and this is one of the many qualities of Theresa that managed to steal the heart of our silver fox. Another reason behind Gerry choosing Theresa is that they were closer in age than his age, with Theresa being 70, Gerry being 72, and Leslie being 64.
Another theory doing rounds is that Gerry chose Theresa due to her having a career in finance and having made loads of money by investing in stocks.
Well, Gerry always wanted to reside in Charleston, and Theresa had a son living there. This solved the issue of compromise between the two as they decided to live their sunset years after marriage together in Charleston, and this may have played a pivotal role in Gerry’s decision as, with Leslie, she didn’t want to move away from his family to live with Gerry.
After meeting with Theresa’s family and daughter, Gerry started to see his daughter in Theresa’s daughter, the girls having the same personalities filled with kindness and sensitivity towards their parent’s situation as children from both families have accepted the spouses of their parents.
Well, as everyone knows, Theresa had Gerry interested in her even before talking to her as she wore a nude dress highlighting her physique and features the first time the two met, and the golden bachelor has admitted to falling in love with Theresa in episodes.
Fans were a bit disappointed in Gerry’s decision to be with Theresa instead of Leslie as Leslie and Gerry shared a beautiful chemistry and had far more in common than Theresa as Leslie is also in the restaurant business with evident love for her grandkids and family, qualities that make her more loveable.