Gerry Turner, a 72-year-old retiree from Hudson, Indiana, has been announced as the leading man for the upcoming season of the hit reality show “The Bachelor,” but with a unique twist. This new season will feature senior citizens as contestants, and Turner is excited to embark on this adventurous journey to find love.
Turner, known as the “Golden Bachelor,” is a retired restaurateur and a loving grandfather. He is set to meet 22 women between the ages of 60 and 75 at the iconic Bachelor Mansion. The producers of the show wanted to bring a fresh twist to the franchise by featuring older contestants, and Turner was selected as the first senior citizen Bachelor.
Described as a “hopeless romantic,” Turner is eager to find new forever love during his golden years. He was married to his high school sweetheart for an impressive 43 years before she passed away in 2017. Turner believes his late wife would have supported his decision to take on this new chapter as “The Golden Bachelor.”
Turner’s decision to join the show was not taken lightly. Encouraged by his family, including his two daughters and two granddaughters, Turner decided to apply for the opportunity. His family has been unwavering in their support and will continue to be there for him throughout this emotional and exciting journey.
Each episode of the show will be an hour-long and will showcase the life experiences of the participants. Turner, determined to challenge stereotypes associated with aging, is proud to display his hearing aid on the show. He hopes to emphasize that age does not define one’s vigor or energy.
As the season progresses, viewers will be captivated by the ups and downs of Turner’s quest for love. The finale will reveal if Turner finds true love, but he remains “completely optimistic” about love in general.
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