Theresa Nist Makes It Pretty Far on 'The Golden Bachelor' (SPOILERS)

'The Golden Bachelor' contestant Theresa Nist is a certified frontrunner, and viewers will be thrilled to know she gets pretty far on the show.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Nov. 21 2023, Updated 3:28 p.m. ET

Theresa Nist from 'The Golden Bachelor.'
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The Gist:

  • Theresa Nist is one of the women vying for Gerry Turner's heart on The Golden Bachelor.
  • She gets the first one-on-one date with the 72-year-old leading man.
  • Theresa and Gerry develop a strong connection, and she makes it pretty far on the show.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor.

Get ready for the dramatic conclusion of The Golden Bachelor's debut season! As the curtain falls on this rather tame romantic rollercoaster, fans are on the edge of their seats, anxiously awaiting the moment when Gerry Turner unveils the lucky lady destined to share a lifetime of love and laughter with him.

One of Gerry's final two women is Theresa Nist, a 70-year-old Jersey girl who's looking for the second love of her life. She and Gerry have a lot in common, and it's evident to viewers that they really like each other. With that said, how far does Theresa get on The Golden Bachelor? Does she end up with Gerry? Read on to find out!

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Theresa Nist meets Gerry Turner on the first night of 'The Golden Bachelor.'
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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist are engaged!

How far does Theresa get on 'The Golden Bachelor'?

If you're rooting for Theresa, you're in luck because reality TV guru Reality Steve reported that she made it to the final rose ceremony of The Golden Bachelor. And guess what? Gerry seals the deal with Theresa by giving her that coveted final rose alongside a beautiful Neil Lane engagement ring!

I may be biased, but as a fellow Jersey girl, I couldn't be happier that Gerry and Theresa are together!

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Theresa was previously married to her high school sweetheart.

In the second episode, Gerry took Theresa on a cute dinner date. While there, she revealed that she was married to her husband Billy for 42 years. They were high school sweethearts, having met and started dating when Theresa was 14 and Billy was 16.

Theresa and Gerry share a kiss during the series premiere of 'The Golden Bachelor.'
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After four years of dating, Billy was drafted into the Vietnam War. As a result, he and Theresa took their relationship to the next level and tied the knot on short notice. They eventually welcomed two kids together, Tommy and Jen.

Everything was great for a while, but sadly, Billy's kidneys started failing. He always had hope for a transplant, but one day, things took a turn for the worse. Theresa rushed home from work and "watched him take his last breath." Theresa told Gerry that it's been almost nine years since Billy passed.

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But now, Theresa is "ready to love again after loss." Throughout the season, she and Gerry have bonded over their respective losses and forged a beautiful relationship that we hope lasts forever.

Cheers to the happy couple; we can't wait to see the wedding photos!

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