‘The Golden Bachelor’ star Gerry Turner says women are flooding his DMs after Theresa Nist divorce

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The Golden Bachelor star Gerry Turner is apparently being treated like a hot commodity by women following his divorce from Theresa Nist.

Gerry told TMZ recently that women who are interested in dating him have been flooding his Instagram with DMs now that he’s back on the market.

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Gerry and Theresa got engaged on The Golden Bachelor finale, which aired in November 2023, and then they wed on January 4 in a live televised special for ABC.

However, the pair announced their breakup on April 12, and Gerry also filed for divorce on that same day.

An Indiana judge entered a dissolution of marriage decree on Thursday, June 13, officially putting an end to Gerry and Theresa’s marriage.

While Gerry admitted he’s not ready to jump into another serious relationship quite yet, he’s apparently open to meeting someone and certainly has a lot of options.

The 72-year-old retired restaurateur also revealed that women have been hitting on him in public, the old-fashioned way, by going up to him in-person and giving out their phone number.

Gerry was even approached at a winery once, according to the website.

Gerry told TMZ that he’s accepting phone numbers, however, he has yet to actively pursued any of the connections he’s made thus far.

Gerry admitted he’s flattered by all the attention he’s been receiving but he’d rather bump into a woman organically and ask her out.

In terms of what Gerry is looking for in his next partner, The Golden Bachelor star said he’d love to find a good friend and someone to travel with and enjoy adventures.

Gerry also noted that he’d like to date a woman who’s on the move and resides — or would like to live — in Indiana, where he owns a house on a lake.

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Gerry apparently doesn’t want to run into the same long-distance issues he had with Theresa, who didn’t want to give up her job in finance or move away from New Jersey after they got married in January 4.

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Gerry and Theresa had signed their marital settlement agreement on June 4 in Indiana’s Pike Circuit Court, Entertainment Tonight reported.

The nine-page document obtained by ET notes that the former couple “lived together as husband and wife until April 12, 2024, at which time certain irreconcilable differences heretofore arisen between the parties culminated in their separation.”

The documents state that Gerry and Theresa — who had a prenuptial agreement in place — settled any and all contested issues that had come up during their divorce proceedings.

When the pair spoke about their breakup with Juju Chang on ABC Nightline’s April 12 episode, Gerry and Theresa revealed they decided to divorce because neither one of them was willing to relocate and move away from their children, grandchildren and families.

“So we look at these situations and I think we just feel like it’s best for the happiness of each of us to live apart,” Gerry shared at the time.

Former The Bachelor star Ben Higgins recently heard a rumor about Indiana playing a big part in Gerry and Theresa’s breakup.

“There is a rumor that on Theresa’s visit to Indiana, Gerry picked Theresa up at the airport. It’s about two hours from where Gerry lives,” Ben began on the May 5 episode of “The Ben and Ashley I: Almost Famous Podcast.”

Ben continued, “So after he picks her up, they’re both excited, but there had already been some issues in the relationship. There had been some grumblings and things happening… They’re not seeing eye-to-eye in life.”

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Ben said during Gerry and Theresa’s drive from the airport to his lake house, the spouses had an eye-opening conversation.

“Most of that drive is through cornfields. Most of that drive is through agriculture and untouched land, in a lot of ways,” Ben noted.

Ben said the rumor is that Theresa had made a comment to Gerry that rubbed the Iowa native the wrong way.

“[Theresa said], ‘Wow, look at all this beautiful untouched land. Think about what could be done if they developed it — condos, office buildings, apartments. Think about the towns that could congregate in these open fields and think about the people that would be interested in moving here,'” Ben alleged.

“[She added], ‘And look at that lake! There’s a lake with only cornfields around it. Think about if they build up a resort where people could vacation to.'”

The Bachelor’s Season 20 star went on to reveal, “And Gerry’s comment back to her, again, a rumor, was, ‘You don’t take land from a farmer.’ And that was the start of them realizing that they do not see the world the same way.”

Theresa also reportedly wasn’t ready to retire, and her career was part of the reason she didn’t want to move to Indiana.

Susan Noles and Kathy Swarts, who both competed for Gerry’s heart on The Golden Bachelor last year, appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” last month and defended Gerry amid his divorce from Theresa.

“I’ve got to support this man a little bit. I feel like he got the wrong end of it,” Susan said.

“Theresa decided not to move and not to quit her job. He got frustrated. Who can blame him? I mean, I would’ve never said I would move to that place, wherever that is, in the middle of nowhere.”

Kathy knocked Indiana by telling Susan, “Let’s face it, Susan. You and I were not going to shuck corn in Indiana. We’re not doing it… [Nancy Hulkower] lives outside of Washington, D.C. and she’s like, ‘Ladies, trust me. He doesn’t live on a lake. He lives on a pond.'”

Susan added how Gerry and Theresa seemingly got “caught up in the moment” but their love was real.

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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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