First Bachelor Selected for 'Golden Bachelor' TV Show


Last updated 9/4/2023 at 1:39pm | View PDF

Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner

It's never too late to find love, and Gerry Turner is ready to prove it.

ABC announced that the 71-year-old patriarch from Indiana is the network's first "Golden Bachelor," showcasing that love stories, like so many other things, only get better with age. Turner will begin handing out roses when "The Golden Bachelor" premieres this fall. Episodes can also be seen on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

A retired restaurateur, father and grandfather, Turner lives in on a beautiful lake in Indiana. He's often busy hosting barbecues, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family.

Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974 and the couple had two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017.

"The Golden Bachelor" is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon.


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