Jesse Palmer opens up on 'Golden Bachelor' couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist's divorce, says he is 'eternally grateful' to know them

Jesse Palmer opens up on 'Golden Bachelor' couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist's divorce, says he is 'eternally grateful' to know them
Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist took 'Bachelor' viewers by surprise after announcing their divorce on April 12 (Instagram/@jessepalmer, theresa_nist)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jesse Palmer has succored for former 'Golden Bachelor' couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist after their unexpected divorce announcement. The 45-year-old disclosed the pair’s split on Instagram on April 12 as he posted a photo of himself with Turner, 74, and Nist, 70, at the season 28 finale taping of the show.

“My heart is forever with these two beautiful souls ❤️” Palmer began his caption, according to People. “I am eternally grateful to have gotten to know Gerry and Theresa and to have been a small part of their journey,” he added. He continued, “I learned a lot about life, love and family watching and talking with them. Wishing them and their families both nothing but happiness 🙏🏼”


 
 
 
 
 
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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist's short-lived marriage

Turner and Nist took 'Bachelor' viewers by surprise after announcing their divorce on April 12. The split comes just three months after the pair tied the knot in a televised "Golden wedding” on 'Golden Bachelor'.

Speaking in a joint interview on 'Good Morning America', Turner said, "Theresa and I have had a number of 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.”



 

“We have received so much love and support from so many people who watch the Golden Bachelor and I don't think we can tell you how many people told us it gave them so much hope," Nist said, adding "We want none of that to change for anybody." 


 
 
 
 
 
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She insisted that even after their separation, she and Turner remain “hopeful” of what’s to come in their romantic futures. The duo also explained that the reason for their split was not love but distance as Turner resided in Indiana and Nist remained in New Jersey.


 
 
 
 
 
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When did Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist get married?

Turner gave his final rose to Nist on the season finale of 'Golden Bachelor' after joining the show following the death of his wife Toni back in November. Nist accepted Yurner’s flower and proposal and the pair married in a televised wedding special on January 4. 



 

Gerry Turner's ex-girlfriend on the show also offered her well wishes

Turner's ex-girlfriend on the show, Faith Martin, also offered her well wishes. “My heart goes out to both of them. It's a very difficult situation, and I think it is important to realize that on a show like this, it's so important to be so transparent and so much yourself filled with honesty and truth and ask those right questions", she told the outlet



 

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