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

Hometown dates maintain loads 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 rather a lot completely different from somebody who’s of their 20s and 30s” as he’ll “be assembly the youngsters as a substitute 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 shall be a “important” one in his journey to search out new love.

“I’ve three girls left. I’ve Religion, I’ve Leslie and I’ve Theresa — they usually all have mentioned that they’re falling in love with me,” he continues. “Nevertheless 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 closing three girls “are robust,” Gerry clarifies, “I solely wish to say ‘I like you’ to 1 extra individual in my lifetime. So, I hope I’m capable of type my emotions out and do the suitable 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 a substitute of his closing 4. He handed out hometown roses to Religion Martin, Leslie Fhima and Theresa Nist through the present’s fifth episode on October 26 episode, eliminating contestants Ellen Goltzer, Sandra Mason and Susan Noles consequently.

“I do know that I’ve the duty proper now of holding your hearts in my palms,” Gerry informed the group throughout episode 5 rose ceremony. “And I take into account this one of the vital vital 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 publish 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 finest buddy Roberta mentioned — by no means say by no means!!! I’m so prepared to search out my perpetually individual, I wasn’t prepared for therefore 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 look on The Golden Bachelor. “My son-in-law mentioned to me, ‘Mother, the ceremony is eight minutes. The wedding is perpetually.’ He mentioned, ‘Go. Go!’” she informed the outlet earlier this month. “My daughter, she mentioned, ‘Mother, I discovered my man, you go discover yours.’ They have 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.