Did Gerry Turner’s Sordid Past Cause Split? Theresa Responds

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist/Credit: ABC YouTube

A bombshell report about Gerry Turner’s sordid dating past came out in November. Did the Golden Bachelor star’s checkered history lead to divorce? His estranged wife Theresa Nist responds to the rumors.

Golden Bachelor Couple Theresa Nist & Gerry Turner Divorce

The divorce of Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, who met as contestants on the reality show The Golden Bachelor has been a topic of intense interest.

The couple’s engagement aired the show’s season finale in November. By January, they were walking down the aisle as former contestant Susan Noles officiated the televised nuptials.

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: ABC YouTube
Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: ABC YouTube

But the bloom is off the rose three months after The Golden Wedding. Gerry Turner officially filed for divorce hours after the pair announced the news on Good Morning America.

Did His Sordid Past Cause Split? Theresa Responds

One question on many people’s minds is whether Gerry’s past played a role in the couple’s decision to end their marriage after just three months.

Allegations from the Indiana native’s past came to light in a bombshell article from The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet claimed to find evidence that Gerry Turner may have fabricated his wealth and his career milestones. It threw into question whether Gerry Turner was a successful restaurant owner who retired at age 55 like he said.

ABC's Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner - YouTube
ABC’s Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner – YouTube

The Golden Bachelor star addressed the retirement issue by claiming he continued to work odd jobs to help the community. But that wasn’t the most shocking part of the THR report.

An ex-girlfriend of Gerry Turner claimed that they were in a committed relationship for two years, despite him saying on the reality show that he hadn’t dated anyone seriously since his first wife’s death in 2017.

The ex also claimed that she was kicked out of Gerry Turner’s lakeside home in Indiana earlier than the date they previously agreed she would vacant the house.

Despite all these newfound allegations, viewers flocked to The Golden Bachelor season finale. Theresa Nist didn’t seem to give the allegations merit and went ahead with the wedding.

She told Juju Chang during the Good Morning America interview that Gerry Turner’s sordid past didn’t have any role in the decision to end their marriage.

In fact, she claimed she wasn’t blindsided by the any of the allegations. “Gerry had already discussed that with me,” she revealed.

Theresa went on to clarify that they had already dealt with the report. “We were good with that. That didn’t play into it,” she said.

What do you think of her denials? Do you think his checkered past could have played a role in the split? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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