‘Golden Bachelor’ couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist to divorce after 3 months. What to know about ‘grey divorce’ — with cases on the rise

'Golden Bachelor' couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist to divorce after 3 months. What to know about 'grey divorce' — with cases on the rise

In an unexpected twist that has captivated fans nationwide, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist of “The Golden Bachelor” have announced their divorce after just three months of marriage. Despite their whirlwind romance and public declarations of love on the hit show, the couple has decided to part ways, citing distance and personal priorities.

The couple, who became the face of senior romance, shared their heartfelt decision in a joint interview on “Good Morning America,” emphasizing that the choice was mutual and made after deep reflection on their living situations and personal priorities. They acknowledged how their story inspired many singles in their 70s looking for love, adding they were nervous to share the news.

“We have received so much love and support from so many people who watch the ‘Golden Bachelor’ and I don’t think we can tell you how many people told us it gave them so much hope,” Nist said. “We want none of that to change for anybody.”

Their split not only shocked their fanbase but also reignited discussions on grey divorce, and the complexities of finding and maintaining love later in life. Grey divorce, typically involving couples over 50, has seen a rise in recent years, influenced by evolving societal attitudes and longer life expectancies.

While Turner and Nist’s marriage might not fit the traditional timeline of a grey divorce, their high-profile split highlights the complexities and unpredictabilities of relationships at any age.