Theresa Nist Dishes On Surprise Reunion With Leslie Fhima

Theresa Nist and Leslie Fhima/Credit: ABC YouTube

Theresa Nist surprised fans by reuniting with her Golden Bachelor romantic rival Leslie Fhima. Keep reading for all the details on the unexpected get-together.

Theresa Nist Divorce From Gerry Turner Almost Finalized

Theresa Nist and Leslie Fhima were both contestants on the first season of The Golden Bachelor. Both ladies developed strong connections with Gerry Turner and made it to the final two. According to Leslie, he told her that she was the one and made it clear that he was planning to propose.

But in a heartbreaking twist, he told her that his connection with Theresa was stronger and sent Leslie home. She graciously attended their wedding two months after the season finale.

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: Joan Vassos Instagram
Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner/Credit: Joan Vassos Instagram

But the pairing didn’t last long. Less than four months later, Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner publicly admitted that they were living separate lives and were ending their marriage.

Two months later, the divorce is already finalized.

Surprise Reunion With Leslie Fhima

Many of the Golden Bachelor contestants who didn’t find love with Gerry Turner found great friends among the other women. Theresa Nist has kept close with Susan Noles, Kathy Swarts, and more.


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But most surprising of all is her continued friendship with Leslie Fhima. The ladies didn’t let Gerry Turner come between them when they were filming and there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings between them.

In fact, Theresa just left her home in New Jersey to visit Leslie in Minneapolis. She shared photos of the reunion on her Instagram.

Made my way all the way to Minnesota to visit my dear friend, the lovely Leslie!” she captioned snapshots of the two laughing and drinking together.

Golden Bachelor Fans React

Theresa Nist’s social media followers were beside themselves guessing what the two ladies discussed during their reunion. Several Golden Bachelor fans speculated that their mutual ex, Gerry Turner, was a hot topic.

Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist/Credit: Theresa Nist Instagram
Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist/Credit: Theresa Nist Instagram

Check out some of the comments on the post:

  • I bet the tea is scalding hot
  • Love to be a fly on the wall
  • Can you record your conversations please?
  • I wish I could hear the tea
  • I bet Gerry’s ears should’ve been burning !
  • that’s awesome that y’all can be friends and laugh and have a good time together and you don’t need a man to define who you are you’re both beautiful
  • So happy to see the women all sticking together and thriving.
  • The best thing to happen was you two starting a friendship

What do you think Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist talked about during their reunion?

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