The Final 'Golden Bachelor Contestants Heat up the Highly Anticipated Finale (SPOILERS)

We've got the scoop on who Gerry Turner picks at the end of 'The Golden Bachelor,' but let's get to know the widower's final four ladies.

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

Nov. 21 2023, Updated 12:02 p.m. ET

The women from 'The Golden Bachelor'
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The Gist:

  • The Golden Bachelor leading man Gerry Turner only goes on three hometown dates.
  • The hometown date picks are Faith Martin, Leslie Fhima, and Theresa Nist.
  • After much speculation, we now know who Gerry Turner picks at the end of his journey.
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Spoiler alert: The article contains major spoilers from Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor.

At long last, fans of The Bachelor franchise are finally getting a chance to see what a more seasoned courtship could look like, thanks to The Golden Bachelor. The leading man is 72-year-old Gerry Turner, a widower from Indiana who is ready to get back on the relationship horse.

As a fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, I have often wished for a less chaotic version of the show. I know people love to eat up the mess and often request seconds, but I am far more interested in what a more emotionally settled series could look like. What if we swapped out drunken tears and added thoughtful discourse? As with the original, viewers are curious about Gerry's final four. We've got the scoop, but it's not what you think.

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Gerry Turner sits on a canoe next to a dog
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There isn't a final four on 'The Golden Bachelor,' but there is a final three.

In the sixth episode, Golden Bachelor fans followed Gerry on his hometown dates with Faith Martin, Leslie Fhima, and Theresa Nist. For those unaware, it's a bit strange that there wasn't a fourth date because, in the original shows, there are always four hometown dates followed by three women receiving Fantasy Suite dates.

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However, filming for The Golden Bachelor only lasted about a month. The Bachelor and Bachelorette have a shooting schedule that can span anywhere from six to nine weeks, so a quicker turnaround required some cuts.

Jesse Palmer and Gerry Turner on 'The Golden Bachelor'
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As stated before, the top three women vying for Gerry's heart are Faith Martin, Leslie Fhima, and Theresa Nist. All of these hometown dates were filmed between August 19 and 23, with Gerry narrowing it down to two women before whisking them away to Costa Rica to meet his family.

Despite declaring his love for her in front of her family, Gerry made the difficult decision to eliminate Faith. He then whisked Leslie and Theresa away to Costa Rica for Fantasy Suites and the chance to meet with his family.

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So, who sweeps Gerry off his feet in the end?

Alright, fire up the glitter cannons, folks because the moment we've eagerly awaited is here. So, who's the captivating lady that captures Gerry's heart? Brace yourselves — it's none other than the fabulous Theresa Nist!

Reality Steve, the reigning champion of spoilers, broke the news on Nov. 21, 2023.

Gerry Turner gives Theresa Nist a rose during 'The Golden Bachelor'
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Gerry Turner ends up with Theresa Nist!

The fans' responses are all over the map; some are over the moon that Gerry chooses the Jersey girl, while others are convinced that Leslie is the perfect match for him.

Although he initially didn't plan on getting down on one knee, Gerry ended up popping the question with a Neil Lane ring — and Theresa accepted. So, there you have it: Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist are engaged!

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