Gerry Turner Exposed? Fans Claim Money Issues Led To ‘Golden Bachelor’ Divorce

Gerry Turner Exposed? Fans Claim Money Issues Led To ‘Golden Bachelor’ Divorce

As The Blast reported, on Friday, April 12, 2024, Turner and Nist revealed they were dissolving their marriage during a 'Good Morning America' segment, completely shocking Bachelor Nation.

While the couple claims location and family obligations as the reasoning behind their split, fans say otherwise.

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Gerry Turner And Theresa Nist Are Getting Divorced After Only 3 Months

Why Did The 'Golden Bachelor' Couple Call It Quits?Instagram | Gerry Turner

Last week, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist dropped a bombshell on 'GMA' announcing they are going their separate ways just three months after tying the knot.

“Theresa and I have had a number of heart-to-heart conversations," the 'Golden Bachelor' lead said. "And we’ve looked closely at our situation, our living situation, so forth and -- and we’ve kind of 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."

Before their separation, so many were inspired by the love they shared, and Nist doesn't want "that to change for anybody.”

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Why Did Gerry Turner And Theresa Nist Come To This Decision?

Theresa Nist Releases Statement Following Gerry Turner Divorce NewsInstagram | Theresa Nist

The New Jersey resident is happy with her job and its current location, indicating she doesn't want to leave the Garden State. While Turner is retired, he has family in Indiana.

Despite the two claiming they didn't want to leave their respective states, Turner and Nist said during the 'GMA' interview that they considered moving to South Carolina, but they couldn't agree on the move. "We looked at homes in South Carolina, we considered New Jersey, and we just looked at home after home, but we never got to the point where we made that decision," Nist explained.

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The 'Golden Bachelor' lead added, “The thing that strikes me the most in our conversations, it [has] been how dedicated both of us are to our families. So we look at these conversations and we both think it's best for the happiness of each of us to live apart."

What doesn't add up with fans is that Turner expressed that he still loves Nist and that the two plan to stay in each other's lives, leading to Bachelor Nation doing some sleuthing.

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Did Fans Figure Out The Real Reason Gerry Turner And Theresa Nist Split?

Why 'Golden Bachelor's Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Are Calling It QuitsInstagram | Gerry Turner

One fan shared their theory on social media, pointing out that during their 'GMA' interview, Turner and Nist said they couldn’t “close the gap” and never agreed on where to live, while simultaneously saying they did agree on South Carolina and even started house shopping.

That said, this fan wonders if, during the house-hunting process, it became known to Nist that Turner has financial issues that she was unaware of because "buying a house requires the banks and all to dig up everything under the sun."

The fan then points out that the "distance explanation doesn’t make sense" because "they DID agree on where to live. They started shopping for houses [in South Carolina.]"

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Fans Agree That The 'Golden Bachelor' Divorce Was Due to Financial Reasons

'Golden Bachelor' Gerry Turner Accused Of Lying About Past RelationshipsMEGA

The post went viral as other members of Bachelor Nation then shared their theories. Many agreed that financial issues could have been the real reason behind the divorce.

"I agree that their split is finance-related. He was so 'off' on their final date," one fan stated. "But his attitude completely shifted when Theresa mentioned that she got into investing later in life and had done really well for herself. He was suddenly 100% into her [after learning that], despite ignoring her for the first half of their date."

Another chimed in and said, "This was the turning point!! He obviously became interested, and his demeanor shifted 180* from indifferent to 'You have my attention!'"

Gerry Tuner And Theresa Nist Signed A Prenup

Why 'Golden Bachelor's Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Are Calling It QuitsInstagram | Gerry Turner

During their 'Good Morning America' interview, ABC News’ Juju Chang said the couple confirmed that they have a prenuptial agreement in place and “they highly recommend it to others."

The controversy behind the first 'Golden Bachelor' couple has been ongoing for months. Turner claimed he is now retired, but went on the show as a restaurateur who owned multiple establishments. In December 2023, the Hollywood Reporter claimed that Turner had misrepresented his career.

Turner has denied these accusations.