‘Golden Bachelor’ Star Files for Divorce 3 Months After Wedding

A Golden Bachelor Wedding (Credit: ABC)

Happily ever after didn’t last long for The Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist.

Just three months after getting married in a televised ceremony on ABC, the two announced they’re calling it quits on the Friday, April 12 episode of Good Morning America.

“Theresa and I have had a number of heart-to-heart conversations,” Turner said, “We’ve looked closely at our situation, our living situation, so forth and we’ve come to the conclusion mutually that it’s probably time for us to dissolve our marriage.”

Nist added, “We have received so much love and support from so many people who watched The Golden Bachelor, and I don’t think we can tell you how many people told us that it gave them so much hope. We want none of that to change for anybody.”

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TMZ reported Turner filed for divorce in his home state of Indiana a few hours after the interview aired, citing an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage.

The Bachelor spinoff featured Turner, a 72-year-old widower, looking for love after his wife passed away. The retired restaurateur chose Nist, 70, out of a group of women and ABC aired their wedding as a live special on Jan. 4.

Nist is a senior compliance officer at a securities firm in New Jersey, while Turner splits his time between South Carolina and Indiana.

“We looked at homes in South Carolina, we considered New Jersey,” Nist said. “And we just looked at home after home. But we never got to the point where we made that decision.”

Sources told TMZ Nist didn’t want to move to another city, leave behind a job she loves, and start a new job search at age 70.

While Life & Style reported Gerry “wanted out” of the marriage.

The couple said on GMA they have a prenuptial agreement in place. Turner added that the two are “dedicated” to their families, which played a role in their decision to end the marriage.