The Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist got engaged at the end of the season, and then married on January 4, 2024, in a live, televised event, but this was just the beginning of their story, which is why they need a spin-off. Gerry, a 72-year-old retired restaurateur from Hudson, Indiana, and Theresa, a 70-year-old financial services professional from Shrewsbury, New Jersey, had an instant connection when they met on premiere night, which also happened to be Theresa’s 70th birthday. Gerry later chose her for his first one-on-one date, during which they danced with a flash mob to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which became the theme of their relationship.
Throughout The Golden Bachelor, Gerry and Theresa’s relationship continued to grow. They bonded over the losses of their spouses, Toni and Billy, and gave each other hope that they could find another love in their lives. From her hometown date during which he met her family to their beautiful overnight Fantasy Suite date, Gerry and Theresa grew closer, until he proposed to her during the season finale. Now that they’ve become husband and wife, there are many reasons why Gerry and Theresa should star in a Golden Bachelor spin-off that chronicles their life together.
Gerry & Theresa’s Italy Honeymoon Could Make A Great Series
During The Golden Bachelor season finale, the show gave Gerry and Theresa a trip to Italy, which they announced they’d use for their honeymoon. In an Instagram post, Theresa wrote about the honeymoon, stating, “Having so much fun planning and dreaming about our honeymoon in May to Italy…flying into Rome, spending a few days in Tuscany and then heading down to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. I’ve been to Italy twice, once when I was 18, and again to visit my daughter when she studied abroad there. I can’t wait to experience it with Gerry!” In the comments section, she revealed that it would be Gerry’s first time visiting Italy.
Although Theresa and Gerry have been in the public eye for quite some time, and will most likely want to keep their honeymoon private, it would be delightful if they filmed some of it for a spin-off series. It would be great fun to see Theresa and Gerry exploring Italy together as an older couple on their honeymoon. From the planning to the food to the sightseeing, Gerry and Theresa’s Italian honeymoon adventure could make a great reality series.
Gerry & Theresa’s Families Are Lovely
Throughout The Golden Bachelor and the Golden Wedding, Bachelor Nation had the privilege of meeting Gerry and Theresa’s lovely family members. During Theresa’s hometown date, viewers met her sisters, Mary and Charlotte, her daughter, Jen, her son-in-law, Matt, and three of her six grandsons. They were all wonderful people who would be fantastic to watch as supporting players on a reality television show about their lives.
During The Golden Bachelor, fans also met Gerry’s daughters, Angie and Jenny, and his granddaughters, Payton and Charlee. In addition, Gerry’s son-in-law, Rob, and Theresa’s son, Tommy, her daughter-in-law, Amanda, and three more of her grandsons were introduced at the Golden Wedding. During The Golden Bachelor, Theresa’s grandsons stole the show with their adorable commentary, so it would be fun to see them onscreen again. Also, it would be very interesting to see how Gerry and Theresa’s families have come together since the Golden Wedding because they all seemed to get along so well during the show.
The Golden Bachelor Contestants Could Make Appearances
Theresa and Gerry became such great friends with the other Golden Bachelor contestants that they invited all of them to the Golden Wedding. In fact, Susan Noles was their wedding officiant, and Kathy Swarts was a Gold Carpet correspondent, interviewing guests as they arrived at the event. In addition, Leslie Fhima, Faith Martin, Ellen Goltzer, Sandra Mason, Joan Vassos, April Kirkwood, Nancy Hulkower, Edith Aguirre, Natascha Hardee, Anna Zalk, and Patty James were guests at the wedding.
A Golden Bachelor spin-off would surely feature some get-togethers with the Golden ladies, which would be very fun and exciting to see. The show not only led to Theresa and Gerry’s marriage, but to some beautiful friendships among the women that should also be celebrated. They’re always a hoot to watch, and could guest star in some very entertaining episodes of a spin-off show.
Gerry & Theresa’s Story Has Only Just Begun
The Golden Bachelor broke new ground by showcasing the love between an older couple. However, Gerry and Theresa’s engagement and marriage were just the beginning. Now a spin-off series could take things a step further and show what their daily life is like together. Gerry and Theresa have posted some everyday moments on their social media accounts, from eating in restaurants to clothes shopping. It’s been very entertaining to see how their relationship has grown since the show.
Bachelor Nation has seen the big moments of Gerry and Theresa’s relationship, from their first kiss to their engagement to their wedding, but now it’s time to focus on the little things that make a life. A spin-off series would allow viewers to see how they’ve navigated bringing their lives together later in life. A reality television show about an older couple’s marriage would be something new and different for viewers. Gerry and Theresa could blaze the trail for more programming like that.
Gerry & Theresa Are Inspiring
Throughout The Golden Bachelor, Gerry and Theresa proved that it’s never too late to find love. A spin-off series would allow viewers to continue to watch their love story unfold. Both of them suffered tragedies in their lives with the deaths of their spouses, but they found hope through the show. A spin-off show that focuses not on their wedding, but on their marriage, would be something new and different to explore.
Theresa and Gerry also showed that age is just a number. The older generation is often cast aside and considered irrelevant in society, which was a recurring theme throughout The Golden Bachelor. However, the show proved that senior citizens are active, vibrant, and thriving, and it would be a pleasure to see what adventures Gerry and Theresa have now as a married couple. It would be very inspiring to watch them continue to fall in love as the years pass by.
The Golden Bachelor was a tremendous success, and, although Bachelor Nation has been eagerly awaiting a Golden Bachelorette spin-off, a show starring Gerry and Theresa could also be great fun. It would be a real treat to follow their lives as husband and wife, from their honeymoon to their everyday moments. Their families and the Golden Bachelor contestants could make guest appearances as well. Gerry and Theresa’s journey is only just beginning, and they deserve a spin-off show that showcases their life together.