Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist reveal how her job ... trends now

Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist reveal how her job ... trends now
Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist reveal how her job ... trends now

Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist reveal how her job ... trends now

Golden Bachelor couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist were still contending with one major issue that was keeping them from fully merging their lives together in the days leading up to their shock divorce announcement. 

During an appearance on the "Dear Shandy podcast back in March, the then-couple described how Nist's job had become a 'hurdle' in their marriage.

Nist, 70, works as a securities professional and remained committed to her job after becoming engaged to Gerry, 72, on The Golden Bachelor.

However, her career kept her in New Jersey, hundreds of miles away from Gerry's home in Indiana.

The former couple - who wed in January 2024 before announcing their divorce just three months later - opened up about the obstacle during an appearance on Bachelor vet Sharleen Joynt's podcast, admitting they were in a 'long-distance relationship.' 

Gerry Turner described how Theresa Nist's job impacted their marriage during an interview done ahead of their shock divorce announcement

Gerry Turner described how Theresa Nist's job impacted their marriage during an interview done ahead of their shock divorce announcement 

'I still work, so that’s the hurdle,' Theresa explained. 

'When I went on the show, I'm a very, very loyal person, and I had no idea what lay in store for me that I would be on this show for so long. I said, "I'll be back in two weeks,"' she explained. 

Initially Nist had only hoped to make it through the first night - but she ended up staying far longer than anticipated. 

She had also assured her employer she wouldn't be leaving her job.  

'I honestly thought, "Oh, let me just get through the first night,"' she recalled. 'And I stayed and I stayed and I stayed, and my employer was so good to me. And before I left, I kind of said, "Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you."'

'So kind of stuck with me, even though my intent, I'm not going to work until I'm 80, but I am still working. So, right now, it's a long distance relationship essentially.

'Until we decide on a place to really live, then I can really make a big decision to say, "Okay, we’re going to live in this place or that place," she said. 'And originally, it was South Carolina. We’re still not sure if that’s what it is.'

Asked how he felt about the challenge, Gerry said: 'I go through phases.'

While Theresa was still working, Gerry was now retired and was hopeful for a life of 'fun' and 'adventure' with his partner.  

The former couple - who wed in January 2024 before announcing their divorce just three months later - opened up about the 'hurdle' during an appearance on Bachelor vet Sharleen Joynt's podcast Dear Shandy

The former couple - who wed in January 2024 before announcing their divorce just three months later - opened up about the 'hurdle' during an appearance on Bachelor vet Sharleen Joynt's podcast Dear Shandy 

'I work, so that's the hurdle,' Nist admitted

'I work, so that's the hurdle,' Nist admitted

'I guess the difficult part is I went on to the show to find my partner, and I’ve been retired for a long time,' he said. 

'I wanted fun, adventure. I wanted to go do,' he explained. 'So that is the crux of it, right now, is when does that start? I think the living arrangement is really secondary to the freedom of being able to go and enjoy life and do.'

Gerry admitted it was Theresa's first week visiting him at his home in Indiana and she had won over his friends

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