‘The Golden Bachelor’ winner Theresa Nist hasn’t responded to Gerry Turner’s divorce yet

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The Golden Bachelor winner Theresa Nist has yet to respond to Gerry Turner’s April divorce filing.

While Gerry, 72, filed for divorce from Theresa on April 12, The Golden Bachelor winner is dragging her feet on filing a response to Gerry’s petition, The Sunreported.

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According to court documents obtained by The Sun, Theresa acknowledged she had received the initial filings of the divorce proceedings, including Gerry’s divorce petition.

But the only filing Theresa has filed with the court thus far has been a joint stipulation, which stated that Theresa and Gerry had agreed their pending divorce should be handled in Indiana and not in Theresa’s native New Jersey.

Gerry had filed the divorce paperwork in Indiana, where he currently lives, after only three months of marriage to Theresa, 70.

The Golden Bachelor star cited an “irretrievable breakdown” of his relationship with Theresa as the reason for their split in his divorce filing.

The latest filing reportedly took place on April 15 when Gerry simply altered his home address. He had apparently made an error in his initial filing.

The Sun also reported that Theresa never secretly filed a second petition for the dissolution of her marriage in New Jersey, even though some celebrity couples file for divorce twice.

Theresa is also reportedly representing herself at this point in the divorce proceedings since she has yet to document an attorney working on her behalf.

While many fans would assume Gerry and Theresa are brokenhearted and trying to heal following their split, Theresa was recently photographed smiling while talking on the phone to somebody outside.

Theresa was beaming in a black-and-white dress and rocking a red lip in her hometown.

Based on her recent social media posts, Theresa has been spending quality time with her grandchildren.

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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 in a Good Morning America clip — which was a small part of the pair’s lengthy ABC Nightline interview — that aired on April 12.

When the pair spoke about their breakup with Juju Chang on ABC Nightline, Gerry and Theresa revealed they’re divorcing 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.”

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.'”

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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, nor did she want to immediately quit her job in finance. Theresa’s 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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About The Author:
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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