Gerry Turner Biography
Gerry Turner is a television personality best known as the lead bachelor of ABC’s new dating show for seniors, The Golden Bachelor.
Turner is also a retired restaurateur. He used to own and run a successful restaurant business, but he retired a few years ago. He still enjoys cooking and eating good food and hopes to find someone who shares his passion for cuisine.
Gerry Turner Age
Turner is 72 years old as of 2023.
Gerry Turner Wife
Turner was married for 43 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. They had two daughters and were happily married until Toni passed away in 2017. His wife’s death was quite sudden and happened shortly after she retired. “We went to the emergency room and she had a bacterial infection that infected her kidneys and infected her liver. I took my wife to the emergency room on July 7th. She passed away on July 15th,” Gerry shared. She had only been retired for 6 weeks at the time of her death.
Gerry Turner Daughters
Turner and his late wife Toni, had two daughters together; Angie and Jenny. Jenny lives in Michigan with her husband, Jon, and their two daughters; Charlee and Payton. It is not clear whether Angie has any children but she works as the vice president of sales at a pharmaceutical company.
Where is Gerry Turner from?
Turner is from Indiana. He lives in a beautiful home by a beautiful lake. Gerry shared that he and his wife bought it together just a short time before she died. It was their “Dream Home.”
Gerry Turner Golden Bachelor
Turner is the first-ever Golden Bachelor. He made history as the first senior-aged man to lead the Bachelor spin-off show, which premiered on September 28, 2023. On the show, he has a golden rose instead of the traditional red rose, which he gives out golden roses to the women he wants to keep on the show. The golden rose symbolizes his age and his quest for lasting love.
As of the latest episode of The Golden Bachelor, Turner’s top leading women include; Theresa Nist, Faith Martin, Ellen Goltzer, and Leslie Fhima. Theresa was the first contestant to win a solo date with Gerry. They drove in a vintage convertible, had a diner-style dinner complete with live-action dance performances, and shared several kisses.
Faith received the first impression Rose and Gerry commented that she received it for making him feel very special. Ellen went on the second one-on-one date with Gerry and shared kisses in a hot air balloon. She has been the most vocal and honest about her feelings and Gerry has very much appreciated her transparency.
Leslie was selected for Turner’s latest one on one date and the pair rode ATVs and connected deeper. They spent time talking and kissing in an outdoor hot tub. During his confessional, Gerry shared that if things progressed, Leslie could happen to be the woman he left with.
Gerry Turner Good Morning America
While on Good Morning America, in July 2023, Turner revealed that he was pushed to join the show by his two daughters, Angie and Jenny, after their mother, Toni, died of an illness in 2017. He also said that he was looking for someone who is high-energy and maybe plays pickleball or golf.
Gerry Turner’s Net Worth
Turner has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million.