Gerry Turner Felt Trapped In Theresa Nist Marriage, Wanted Out?

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist/Credit: ABC YouTube

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist rushed into marriage after meeting on The Golden Bachelor. They announced this week that they are divorcing after just three months. Now, sources claim that he felt trapped and wanted out. Keep reading for more details on the insider’s tea.

Golden Bachelor Files For Divorce

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist announced they were ending their marriage during a joint interview on Good Morning America this week. They tied the knot in January on the televised Golden Wedding special.

The Golden Bachelor star didn’t take long to make it official. According to Us Weekly, Turner filed the paperwork on April 12, the same day as the GMA interview. That’s also the date of separation on the paperwork..

Theresa Nist and Gerry At The Old Bell Works - Gerry Turner Instagram
Theresa Nist and Gerry At The Old Bell Works – Gerry Turner Instagram

The legal papers were filed in his home state of Indiana. The reason listed for the divorce was “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. The former couple blamed distance as the reason during the morning interview. Neither one wanted to leave their families and relocate.

Gerry Turner Felt Trapped In Theresa Nist Marriage, Wanted Out?

The news came as a surprise to some Bachelor Nation fans, though others – such as a co-host on The View – weren’t surprised at all. But an anonymous source close to the Golden Bachelor star claims that the divorce couldn’t come soon enough for Gerry Turner. The insider alleged that Gerry Turner initiated the divorce and wasn’t a joint decision like the former couple claimed.

The spy told Life & Style that Gerry Turner “wanted out” of the marriage. Theresa Nist, on the other hand, “wanted to work at it more than him.”

Fans Weigh In

Bachelor Nation fans took to Reddit to dish on the divorce news. Some viewers seemed to agree that Gerry Turner likely didn’t want to be married anymore. Check out some of the online commentary:

  • He picked her bc she is rich and he wanted to travel the world with her. But she loves her job and he is mad she didn’t want to retire and spend her money with him.
  • I think Gerry married her for her money, once he trapped her without a prenup he didn’t have to keep up the facade.
  • Gerry retired years ago and wants a daytime companion. Theresa hopes to retire sometime but is not ready to retire yet. Mismatch.
  • I wonder if they only got married because of pressure from ABC to film a happily ever after for this new franchise. This is incredibly sad, especially given their stage of life. What a disappointment!

Do you think Gerry Turner could have felt pressured into the marriage by ABC? Sound off in the comments.

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  1. Oh Gerry (not Jerry), you are such a CON man. You did not miss a beat getting to the little town of Petersburg, Indiana , not far from where I live to file for a divorce. Theresa handled everything with grace, a bit of wit, & appreciation as witnessed by her comments.
    I was really concerned when comments came out about “ Carolyn” & really how I believe he misrepresented himself to ABC, who I believe did NOT due diligence! Yeap there are still some good guys out there, but not this one. God bless, Leslie, who dodged a bullet, & Faith, & Ellen, and….! I think he is money hungry & feels like “his star” will last. Nope, Gerry, nope. I hope Theresa writes a BOOK!
    Everyone will support her!

    1. Agree with you Karen. I think they went to So Carolina on her dime and he expected her to buy the new house. She saw him for what he is.

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