ABC has announced the launch of *The Golden Bachelorette* for fall 2024, following the success of *The Golden Bachelor*, with host Jesse Palmer expressing hope for a female-led spinoff aimed at seniors. *The Golden Bachelor* garnered significant viewership with its premiere in September 2023, featuring 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner searching for love, and concluded with his marriage to Theresa Nist in a special televised event.
ABC has confirmed the debut of “The Golden Bachelorette” for fall 2024, following the success of “The Golden Bachelor,” with host Jesse Palmer hinting at the potential for this female-led spinoff aimed at seniors.
Oh boy, ABC’s dropping some golden news on us! They’ve confirmed *The Golden Bachelorette* is on the horizon, following the smashing success of *The Golden Bachelor*. Can you believe it? Fall 2024 is going to be lit.
The big reveal happened on a chilly Saturday, February 10, at The Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Picture it: journalists, excitement, and probably some fancy hors d’oeuvres.
Jesse Palmer, the host with the most, had been dropping hints like breadcrumbs. In an October chat with *E! News*, he was all, “Absolutely. I really hope that’s the case.” But then, he got all mysterious, saying he couldn’t speak for the execs. Classic Palmer, keeping us on our toes.
Palmer was playing it coy, though. He mentioned how everyone’s eyeballing how this first senior love-fest pans out. But he knows, deep down, there are thousands of women in America just waiting for their shot at love.
*The Golden Bachelor*? Oh, it hit the ground running. Its premiere last September was like a love bomb, drawing in the biggest audience the franchise has seen since Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ *Bachelorette* season in 2020. Gerry Turner, that charming 72-year-old widower, stole everyone’s hearts as he looked for love again.
Gerry was a bit of a skeptic at first. He didn’t think falling for multiple ladies was in the cards for him. But, as fate would have it, he ended up eating his words. The journey was an eye-opener for him, feeling those strong emotions for several women.
Despite the whirlwind of emotions, Gerry kept his feet on the ground. He realized, after all was said and done, that true love was about finding that one person who ticks all the boxes, in every possible situation.
Before the show, Gerry had set some rules for himself. But, as love stories go, he ended up tossing them out the window. He was worried about being “that guy” who’s all smoochy on night one. Guess what? He was. But no regrets, he says.
In the end, Gerry’s heart chose Theresa Nist. Their wedding, oh, it was something straight out of a fairy tale, aired in a special *Golden Wedding* episode. Gerry’s vows? Pure poetry. He talked about how Theresa’s touch calmed him, how her laughter was like music, and how she made him a better man.
Theresa’s vows were just as touching. She spoke of their shared love for family, their joy, and the promise to be each other’s rock, no matter what life throws at them. It was a vow to enjoy every moment they have left on this Earth, together.
And so, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist’s journey from *The Golden Bachelor* to husband and wife was complete. They found a second chance at love and sealed it with a kiss, surrounded by family, friends, and a whole lot of Bachelor Nation fans. What a ride, huh?