Who did the Golden Bachelor Pick?
In a heartwarming turn of events, Gerry Turner, the charismatic 72-year-old Golden Bachelor, has found his soulmate, marking the end of an enchanting season filled with love, tears, and unexpected twists.
After weeks of charming encounters with 22 contestants, Gerry’s journey reached its pinnacle during the “After the Final Rose” special, following the season finale. Against the picturesque backdrop of Costa Rica, Gerry, surrounded by the final two contestants, Theresa, a 70-year-old financial services professional from Shrewsbury, N.J., and Leslie, a 64-year-old fitness instructor from Minneapolis, made a life-changing decision.
The Hollywood-esque proposal unfolded on a flower-filled outdoor stage, as Gerry, with sun-kissed hair swaying in the wind, expressed his love for Theresa. “I love you 1000%, and I’m never going to stop believing. Every day I choose you,” Gerry professed, moments before dropping down on one knee.
The ultimate Bachelor gesture followed – Gerry opened the Neil Lane ring box, revealing a platinum engagement ring with a princess-cut diamond. Theresa’s joyous response echoed with cries of “Yes! Yes!” The stage was set for a beautiful union.
The highly-anticipated two-hour wedding special of “The Golden Bachelor” is scheduled for January 4 (8 EST/PST), promising a live celebration on ABC, followed by a dreamy honeymoon in Italy, courtesy of the network.
However, the road to this heartwarming proposal was not without its share of emotional twists. Leslie, who captivated Gerry with her humor and passion, experienced heartbreak as Gerry distanced himself, leading to a tearful farewell. The “After the Final Rose” meeting between Leslie and Gerry showcased the aftermath of a devastating breakup, leaving Leslie in tears and Gerry grappling with the weight of his decision.
Despite the emotional rollercoaster, Gerry bounced back with newfound clarity, ready to propose to Theresa. The Golden Bachelor sought guidance from the Costa Rican volcano and his late wife Toni, affirming his choice. Gerry’s children and Theresa’s detractors notwithstanding, the couple’s connection prevailed.
The proposal itself had its dramatic moments, with Gerry playfully toying with expectations. “I came to the realization that you’re not the right person to live with,” Gerry teased Theresa before confessing, “You’re the person I cannot live without.” The golden rose, a symbol of everlasting love, sealed their union.
As “The Golden Bachelor” concludes its inaugural season, viewers are left with a heartwarming tale of love prevailing against all odds. Gerry and Theresa’s journey from the first meeting to the final rose exemplifies the magic of finding love later in life. The anticipation for the wedding special is palpable, promising an unforgettable celebration of love and commitment.
In the world of reality romance, Gerry Turner has proven that age is no barrier to finding enduring love, leaving audiences with a warm and inspiring tale to cherish. The Golden Bachelor’s journey may have reached its peak, but the memories of this enchanting season will undoubtedly linger for a lifetime.