The Golden Bachelor is set to air this fall–and we cannot wait! He will be the franchise’s first senior lead and has a tragic yet beautiful story that has brought him to this point.
Gerry stopped by the Men Tell All special during this week’s episode of The Bachelorette and captured everyone’s hearts. It was a tearjerker, and there was not a single dry eye in any house across America.
But as the Golden Bachelor prepares to debut, we are curious to learn more about who he is, starting with–his age.
How old is the Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner?
Gerry recently turned 72 years old, much to the surprise of Bachelor Nation. We are so used to seeing a 25-30-year-old age range that anything beyond that is wild. But here we are!
The first senior lead’s story is so incredibly romantic that it made me feel. As we saw in the promo released this week, Gerry was married to his high school sweetheart for 43 years. However, in 2017, he tragically lost her due to a bacterial infection that affected her liver and kidneys.
They had just bought their dream home before this happened and were ready to live the rest of their lives together in peace and serenity. Sadly, life had other plans, leading Gerry down a path he wasn’t expecting.
In the wake of his wife’s death and the years that followed, Gerry had to move on, and that is how he decided to come on The Golden Bachelor. His kids are incredibly supportive of his decision and cannot wait for him to potentially find the person to live out the rest of his days with.
And neither can we!
Best of luck to you Gerry, we will be rooting you on!
Gerry Turner, you have won over our hearts!
Get ready to watch Gerry as the Golden Bachelor this fall on ABC!