Golden Bachelor’s Sandra Mason Recalls Skipping Daughter’s Wedding

Sandra Mason made the tough determination to skip her daughter’s wedding ceremony day for The Golden Bachelor, and he or she doesn’t remorse it.

“My son-in-law mentioned to me, ‘Mother, the ceremony is eight minutes. The wedding is eternally.’ He mentioned, ‘Go. Go!’ My daughter, she mentioned, ‘Mother, I discovered my man, you go discover yours,’” Sandra, 75, informed Leisure Tonight in an interview revealed on Friday, October 27. “They have been each somewhat perturbed that I used to be even contemplating not going due to their wedding ceremony. They’d every been married earlier than. She’s virtually 51, he’s 53.”

Sandra was certainly one of Gerry Turner’s contestants on season 1 of The Golden Bachelor. Through the October 18 episode, she revealed that the group date — which noticed the women compete in a pickleball match — passed off on her daughter’s wedding ceremony day.

After the competitors ended, Sandra defined the day’s significance whereas chatting with Gerry, 72. “I really feel very flattered, however that’s a giant occasion,” he mentioned earlier than pulling out an iPhone to FaceTime the newlyweds.

Sandra later profusely thanked Gerry for arranging the decision and gushed about him additional through confessional.

“That was so candy of him,” she added. “He’s all the time full of those candy surprises and he’s so considerate. This man is one thing totally different.”

Sandra Mason Doesn't Regret Missing Daughter's Wedding for 'Golden Bachelor' Pre-Elimination

Gerry Turner and Sandra Mason.
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Whereas Sandra was given the group date rose for her sacrifice, she was eradicated from the competitors the next week.

“He didn’t select me,” Sandra famous to ET about Gerry. “Clearly, his connections with my different sister wives was just a bit deeper, stronger, extra starry-eyed than my relationship with him. He adopted his coronary heart. Nice man. We obtained alongside, but it surely didn’t flip into love on his half.”

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Gerry’s ultimate three are Theresa Nist, Leslie Fhima and Religion Martin — and he later confirmed to Us Weekly that he did fall in love with a couple of particular person on the present.

“I assumed, ‘No, that’s completely not doable. That’s foolish.’ How mistaken I used to be,” Gerry solely informed Us final month. “As a result of by way of the course of the journey, I actually felt sturdy emotions for a number of of the ladies.”

Sandra Mason Doesn't Regret Missing Daughter's Wedding for 'Golden Bachelor' Pre-Elimination

Gerry Turner and Sandra Mason.
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He continued on the time: “On reflection, I noticed that in that individual second, every time it was — the setting was such that, ‘Yeah, it was straightforward to take a look at somebody and inform ’em that you just beloved ’em.’ However when you get by way of all of it and also you look again, then you definitely understand that there’s simply actually one particular person that actually meets the usual in all conditions that you really want it to be.”

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