|Gerry Turner Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|August 7, 1951
Gerry Turner is an American reality star and television personality who rose to prominence as the endearing 72-year-old bachelor looking for love in the dating reality series, The Golden Bachelor (2023-2024), which is a spinoff of The Bachelor series.
Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
Reality Star, Television Personality
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
He has dated –
- Toni Turner (1974-2017) – Gerry was married to his high school sweetheart Toni from 1974 until her death in 2017. The couple welcomed 2 daughters together named Angela Turner and Jennifer Turner. Through his daughters, Gerry also has 2 granddaughters named Charlee and Payton. The couple’s 43-year blissful marriage came to an end when Toni died of an infection only 1 month before the pair was set to move into their dream retirement house on Big Long Lake in Hudson, Indiana.
- Carolyn (2017-2018) – He was reportedly dating and living with a woman identified as Carolyn for nearly 10 months after he became a widower.
- Leslie Fhima (2023) – Leslie and Gerry Turner briefly dated each other on The Golden Bachelor in 2023.
- Theresa Nist (2023-Present) – He first came across Theresa Nist, a financial services professional from New Jersey, during the season premiere of The Golden Bachelor on September 28, 2023. Gerry fell in love with her and proposed to Nist with a spectacular 3.15-carat princess-cut diamond ring during the show’s finale episode, which aired on November 30, 2023. The couple’s wedding took place on January 4, 2024, at California’s La Quinta Resort and Club. The bride dazzled in a Badgley Mischka gown while the groom looked dapper in a vintage suit as they exchanged wedding vows during the live televised special. Among the many wedding guests were Bachelor Nation alum like Wells Adams, Chris Siegfried, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Ben Higgins, Jason Mesnick, Molly Malaney, among others.
Race / Ethnicity
- Tattoo of a lion’s head on his shoulder
- Handsome looks
Gerry Turner Facts
- His first name is pronounced as ‘Gair-ee’.
- His daughters encouraged him to audition for The Golden Bachelor so that he could have another chance at love after their mother’s death in 2017.
- On the topic of dealbreakers in a relationship, he had mentioned that he “would not date a smoker” and would hesitate to get into a relationship where geography was a “serious obstacle”.
- The premiere episode of The Golden Bachelor was met with a warm reception and a combined viewership of 13.9 million, making it the highest multiplatform rating for The Bachelor franchise since 2021.
- The 2-hour-plus series finale episode was watched by 6.1 million viewers and became the most-watched episode of The Bachelor franchise since the season finale episode of The Bachelor featuring Matt James, which garnered 6.07 million views when it aired on March 15, 2021.
- On November 29, 2023, a day before the finale episode aired, The Hollywood Reporter published a detailed exposé on Gerry. The article explained that he had several relationships, including a long-term, live-in relationship after his wife’s death thus, refuting his claims that he had stayed single for the past 6 years.
Featured Image by Gerry Turner / Instagram