Theresa lost her first husband, William “Billy” Nist, nearly a decade before appearing on The Golden Bachelor. Throughout the show’s debut season, Theresa and Gerry bonded over their shared experience of losing a spouse. The couple’s love continued to blossom, with Gerry ultimately popping the question during the season 1 finale.
Theresa Nist finds love with Gerry Turner on ‘The Golden Bachelor’ after losing her first husband nearly 9 years earlier, and the couple ultimately got married and remember their late spouses.
The Golden Bachelor: Theresa Nist Finds Love Again
In September 2023, Theresa Nist appeared on The Golden Bachelor, looking for a second chance at love after losing her first husband, William “Billy” Nist, almost a decade earlier. She expressed her desire to be in love again with her late husband passing away nearly nine years ago.
Throughout the debut season of The Golden Bachelor, Theresa and Gerry bonded over their shared experience of losing a spouse. Gerry’s wife, Toni Turner, passed away in 2017. The couple’s love blossomed on the show, and Gerry ultimately proposed to Theresa during the season 1 finale in November 2023. They officially tied the knot on ABC’s The Golden Wedding televised special in January 2024.
Theresa shared touching memories about her late husband Billy, whom she described as her “high school sweetheart.” She expressed that they were married for 42 years and opened up about the difficult experience of Billy’s illness and passing in the October 2023 episode.
Theresa and Gerry’s love story is one of resilience and hope, as they both honored their late spouses while taking a new step in their relationship. It’s a story of finding love again after a devastating loss, and it serves as an inspiration to those who may be going through a similar experience.