Gerry Turner Planned Move with Theresa Nist Before Divorce News

Reality TV couple faces unexpected emotional crossroads together

by Zain ul Abedin
Gerry Turner Planned Move with Theresa Nist Before Divorce News
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In a surprising turn of events, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, stars of the popular reality show The Golden Bachelor, announced their decision to end their marriage just three months after a grand televised wedding. This decision comes despite earlier plans revealed in an exclusive December interview with PEOPLE, in which Turner expressed intentions to relocate to Charleston, S.C., to build a life with Nist.

The couple, who became engaged on the season finale of 'The Golden Bachelor' on November 30, 2023, quickly captivated audiences with their romance, culminating in a lavish "Golden wedding" in January. Their story, rich with themes of love and compromise, seemed poised for a fairytale continuation as they planned their future together in South Carolina, close to Nist’s family.

Turner, 74, a resident of an Indiana lake house, and Nist, 70, originally from New Jersey, seemed to have resolved one of marriage's common hurdles - deciding where to live. "One of the things that I think fate played a hand in is the possibility of where we might wind up living," Turner told PEOPLE.

He detailed how discussions about moving near Nist's son in Charleston dissolved the "big problem" of reconciling where to live.

Love Amidst Separation

However, the dream crumbled quickly as the couple disclosed on 'Good Morning America' on April 12 that they had mutually agreed to "dissolve" their union.

"Theresa and I have had some heart-to-heart conversations, and we've looked closely at our situation, our living situation, and so forth, and we've kind of come to the conclusion mutually that it's probably time for us to dissolve our marriage," Turner shared during the interview.

Despite the split, the emotional connection remains strong. Both Turner and Nist professed their ongoing love for each other, with Turner remarking, "I still love this person. I do no doubt I still am in love with her. I root for her every day." Nist reciprocated these feelings during the interview, highlighting their profound bond.

The pair admitted that despite their attempts to make things work while house-hunting in South Carolina, the logistical challenges and personal commitments to their respective families ultimately led them to the decision to live apart. The distance, a challenge they hoped to overcome by moving in together, remained a significant issue.