Gerry Turner, the 72-year-old star of ‘The Golden Bachelor,’ recently shared insights into his experience on the show, revealing that he used the fantasy suites as an opportunity for meaningful conversations with his final three women.
During an interview with Tamron Hall, Gerry explained that the fantasy suites weren’t just for what he humorously referred to as “knocking boots,” which he defined as a term for intimacy in Texas. Instead, he saw the fantasy suites as a chance to connect with his final three contestants, Theresa, Faith, and Leslie, on a deeper intellectual and emotional level away from the cameras and microphones.
He expressed a desire to bond with them emotionally and intellectually, creating a genuine connection outside of the public eye and without the pressure of being recorded in front of their future grandkids.
Gerry faced a challenging decision after meeting the families of the three women in their hometowns. He felt a strong attachment to each of them, and he emphasized that the involvement of families made the decision “all that much harder.”
The episode left viewers in suspense as Gerry handed the first rose to Leslie but then broke down in tears, unable to give out the second rose. He described the experience as “gut-wrenching” and confessed to feeling torn between two women who he believed could be his lifelong partners.
During his conversation with Tamron Hall, Gerry candidly admitted his struggle to differentiate between “falling in love and being in love.” However, he shared how he ultimately found the one woman he couldn’t live without, saying, “By the end of my journey, I realized, of course, that only one of them was the woman I can’t live without.”
He also recalled advice he received from the first Bachelorette, Trista Sutter, who advised him to “look for the woman you can’t live without, not just the one you can live with.” Gerry embraced this advice and emphasized its importance as he navigated his journey on ‘The Golden Bachelor.’
‘The Golden Bachelor’ airs on ABC every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, leaving viewers eager to find out how Gerry’s romantic journey unfolds.