Gerry Turner’s Dramatic Engagement
After much anticipation, the conclusion of “The Golden Bachelor” has finally arrived. Gerry Turner, the franchise’s first-ever senior citizen lead, faced the difficult decision of choosing between his final two contestants: Theresa Nist and Leslie Fhima. The 72-year-old widower ultimately made his choice, and it was a dramatic one.
During the two-hour finale, Turner proposed to Nist, a 70-year-old financial services professional from New Jersey. “Through the course of this journey, I said to myself, ‘How lucky would I be to find a second true love in my lifetime?'” he revealed to the cameras. “And today I’m going to get down on one knee, look at Theresa, and ask her to marry me.”
Nist reciprocated his feelings, expressing her deep love for Turner and her desire to spend the rest of her life with him. After a heartfelt exchange, Turner got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage, to which she joyfully said yes.
The Unexpected Twist
While Nist was an early frontrunner, viewers were surprised by Turner’s decision to end things with Fhima during the finale. Despite telling Fhima that she was the one, Turner ultimately confessed his love for Nist and declared that she was the one he wanted to be with.
Turner’s revelation shed light on the importance of the off-camera conversations he had with each woman, emphasizing that these discussions played a pivotal role in his decision-making process. “Believe me—when I say that it was the most important time of the journey, I’m not exaggerating,” Turner shared. “And it has to do with the conversations that happen behind closed doors and not a physical activity.”
Ultimately, Turner’s journey on “The Golden Bachelor” culminated in a surprising and heartfelt proposal, showcasing that true love knows no age limit.