The Golden Bachelor’s Gerry Turner Says Moving On Is A ‘Process’ – Hollywood Life
The Golden Bachelor a star Gerry Turner he opened up about his experience of the An old boy franchise spinoff in an exclusive video interview with Hollywood life. The reality TV personality, 72, explained how moving on from another partner happens gradually.
“It’s just a natural process. There’s no way to explain how it works,” Gerry said. “You just have to wait for nature to take its course and be in tune with your feelings.”
Gerry’s personal story touched the hearts of ABC viewers. His late wife, Toni, died of a bacterial infection in 2017, and he pointed out on the show that she could never be replaced.
“I married my high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1972. We had 43 wonderful years together,” Gerry explained during the series. “We had a very ordinary but beautiful life, full of love, full of activity, and as the years went by, I retired. We had a plan, and we had an idea of what our dream house was going to be. So, when Toni retired at the end of May 2017, we bought that dream house, and we closed on June 6th. From June 6 onwards, it did not go as planned at all. She fell ill, and her condition worsened over the course of a few weeks.”
Gerry went on to say that the bacterial infection took his wife’s kidneys and liver. “So, I took my wife to the emergency room on July 7th. She died on July 15,” he recalled through tears. “No one is ever going to replace Toni, but the love of my daughters and my grandchildren brought me out of a dark place.
While speaking to HollywoodLife, Gerry noted that he “definitely” enjoyed his time on the reality show. As to whether he feels as if he has been “saved”. An old boy franchise, the ABC personality responded that while it would be “wonderful,” it’s not for him to “find out. “