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‘The Golden Bachelor’ Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist announce divorce 3 months after getting married

by NBC News

“The Golden Bachelor” Gerry Turner and his wife, Theresa Nist, announced Friday they are divorcing three months after their televised wedding.

“Theresa and I have had a number of heart-to-heart conversations and we’ve looked closely at our situation, our living situation and so forth and we’ve kind of come to the conclusion, mutually, that it’s probably time for us to dissolve our marriage,” Turner, 72, said on “Good Morning America.”

The pair tied the knot in a televised ceremony in January after meeting last fall on the first season of “The Golden Bachelor,” a spinoff of the long-running ABC dating reality show “The Bachelor.”

Nist, 70, thanked fans for their support.

“I don’t think we can tell you how many people told us that it gave them so much hope,” she said. “We want none of that to change for anybody.”

Turner and Nist did not say what led up to their split but suggested they had trouble deciding where to live. Nist is a financial services professional from New Jersey and Turner is a retired restaurateur from Indiana.

The pair told ABC News’ Juju Chang in November that they had planned to live in South Carolina.

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

Turner and Nist captured hearts during the first season of “The Golden Bachelor,” in which seniors were given the chance to find love. Turner was in search of a romantic partner following the death of his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 2017.

Although their marriage was short-lived, Turner and Nist said they still love each other.

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

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