Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner Is In ‘Uncharted Waters’ Ahead of Hometowns

Hometown dates maintain plenty of weight for Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner.

“The final time I met [the] household of somebody that I used to be about to fall in love with was in 1968,” Gerry, 72, shares in a confessional in Us Weekly’s unique sneak peek at The Golden Bachelor’s Thursday, November 2, episode. “I’m actually enthusiastic about it as a result of household is essential to me.”

Whereas Bachelor Nation followers have seen a number of hometowns through the years on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Gerry teased that his dates will “look lots totally different from somebody who’s of their 20s and 30s” as he’ll “be assembly the kids as an alternative of assembly the mother and father.”

Because the clip reveals footage of Gerry arriving at an airport and boarding a flight to his first hometown, he notes in a confessional that the week can be a “crucial” one in his journey to search out new love.

“I’ve three girls left. I’ve Religion, I’ve Leslie and I’ve Theresa — and so they all have mentioned that they’re falling in love with me,” he continues. “However it’s been so lengthy since I first felt these emotions with my spouse, so I’m in uncharted waters right here.”

Though his emotions for his remaining three girls “are robust,” Gerry clarifies, “I solely need to say ‘I really like you’ to at least one extra particular person in my lifetime. So, I hope I’m in a position to kind my emotions out and do the fitting factor.”

Gerry Turner Says Hes In Uncharted Waters Heading Into His Golden Bachelor Hometown Dates
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In contrast to different Bachelor Nation hometown dates, Gerry will solely go to three contestants as an alternative of his remaining 4. He handed out hometown roses to Religion Martin, Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist throughout the present’s fifth episode on October 26 episode, eliminating contestants Ellen Goltzer, Sandra Mason and Susan Noles in consequence.

“I do know that I’ve the duty proper now of holding your hearts in my arms,” Gerry advised the group throughout episode 5 rose ceremony. “And I contemplate this one of the crucial necessary steps I may probably take.”

Ellen’s elimination, particularly, got here as a shock to each herself and followers alike as she was the primary contestant to inform Gerry she was falling in love with him. “Saying goodbye to Gerry was not a straightforward factor to do,” she wrote in a heartfelt Instagram put up after the episode. “I used to be falling in love, and I hadn’t felt these sorts of emotions for a man in years.”

Ellen went on to reward her expertise on the present, stating that she has “a brand new lease on love.” She continued: “I’m so grateful to everybody at @goldenbachabc!!! I’ve a brand new lease on love, I do know I can fall in love once more, and like my greatest pal Roberta mentioned — by no means say by no means!!! I’m so prepared to search out my endlessly particular person, I wasn’t prepared for thus lengthy, however I’m so prepared now! 💛🌹.”

Gerry Turner Says Hes In Uncharted Waters Heading Into His Golden Bachelor Hometown Dates
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Regardless of her elimination, Sandra revealed in an interview with Leisure Tonight that she didn’t remorse her choice to overlook her daughter’s marriage ceremony to seem on The Golden Bachelor. “My son-in-law mentioned to me, ‘Mother, the ceremony is eight minutes. The wedding is endlessly.’ He mentioned, ‘Go. Go!’” she advised the outlet earlier this month. “My daughter, she mentioned, ‘Mother, I discovered my man, you go discover yours.’ They had been each just a little perturbed that I used to be even contemplating not going due to their marriage ceremony. They’d every been married earlier than. She’s nearly 51, he’s 53.”

The Golden Bachelor airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.