Ben Higgins Spills Tea On Theresa Nist & Gerry Turner’s Breakup

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: Theresa Nist Instagram

Ben Higgins spilled the tea on what he heard led to Golden Bachelor couple Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner’s breakup. Plus, Chris Soules shared his thoughts on the unexpected divorce. Keep reading for all the juicy details.

No One Believes Reason For Golden Bachelor Divorce

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist went on national television last month to announce that they were divorcing after three months of marriage. They met and fell in love on The Golden Bachelor in 2023. The couple’s Golden Wedding raked in millions of viewers when it aired in January 2024.

But just three months later, the seniors decided to end their marriage. During the interview on Good Morning America, Theresa and Gerry blamed their split on living locations.

Gerry lives in Indiana and Theresa resides in New Jersey. Neither one wanted to move away from their families.

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: 'Golden Bachelor' Instagram
Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: ‘Golden Bachelor’ Instagram

However, many Bachelor Nation fans find it hard to believe they didn’t address where they would live before getting engaged. Several Bachelor Nation alums have spoken out as well, including Ashley Iaconetti.

Ben Higgins Spills Tea On Theresa Nist & Gerry Turner’s Breakup

Now Ashley’s Almost Famous podcast host and former Bachelor, Ben Higgins, joined the conversation. During the most recent podcast episode, he spilled some super hot tea about a rumor he heard about the real reason for the divorce.

According to the gossip he heard, Theresa and Gerry got in a massive fight when she visited him in Indiana. Gerry allegedly didn’t like the comments his wife made about his home state on the drive home from the airport.

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

Ben Higgins gave a “generalization of a conversation” the Golden Bachelor couple allegedly had during the car ride.

“[She 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. 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,’” Ben claimed.

He added, “And Gerry’s comment back to her, again, a rumor, was, ‘You don’t take land from a farmer.’”

Fans should take this with a grain of salt because as Ben Higgins made clear several times, it is just a rumor he heard. Ashley I. accused him of making the rumor up himself.

Chris Soules Weighs In

According to Us Weekly, Season 19 Bachelor Chris Soules was the guest on the podcast episode. He spoke about running into ex-girlfriend, Victoria Fuller, at Nick Viall’s wedding last month.

He also shared his personal insight on Theresa Nist’s alleged comment. As a farmer, he agreed with Theresa, “There’s areas that would benefit from development and economically, it makes sense.”


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However, he didn’t think the alleged disagreement as a good enough reason to end the relationship. “But that doesn’t seem like something that should interfere in a fundamental breakup of a relationship, I would say. I think there’s a happy medium that we can all live with.”

What do you think about the rumor Ben Higgins heard about Gerry and Theresa’s split. Do you think it’s possible that’s when the problems started in their marriage? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. I believe the rumor is partially true. Sure, they probably had a massive fight because she likely found out who he REALLY is & what he’s REALLY like! Controlling, egotistical, manipulative, and a liar! Ugh, BYEEEEEE!

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