The Golden Bachelor’s Theresa Nist Addresses Kathy Swarts Drama

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The Golden Bachelor’s inaugural season began off with minimal drama between the contestants, however the tables lastly turned final week when Kathy Swarts accused Theresa Nist of bragging about her reference to Gerry Turner.

Theresa, 70, not too long ago addressed the strain — and stated she by no means meant to make Kathy, additionally 70, uncomfortable.

“This previous episode was a bit laborious for me to look at,” Theresa wrote by way of Instagram on Monday, October 16, referring to the October 12 episode of the ABC collection. “By no means in one million years did I feel that I used to be going to search out myself concerned in drama. That’s so not who I’m. I simply thought that I used to be capable of be open and trustworthy with a brand new good friend about how I used to be feeling. As you noticed, I acknowledged that everybody felt a connection to Gerry, and I welcomed that. We had been all on a journey to see who was the perfect match for Gerry.”

Theresa famous that Gerry, 72, suggested her to attempt to transfer previous the state of affairs if she really believed she didn’t deliberately harm Kathy’s emotions. “I by no means ever meant to make Kathy or anybody really feel lower than,” Theresa continued. “As Edith [Aguirre] stated, ‘It’s the strain that we’re relationship only one man.’ In fact!”

Theresa went on to thank her followers for his or her “sort messages” within the aftermath of the drama. “I’m grateful to all of you that might see that I had solely good intentions and that I felt completely horrible after I realized I had harm Kathy’s emotions,” she wrote. “Thanks to my family and friends that know me and know that I’d by no means imply to make another person really feel unhealthy in any method, and to my new associates that may already see that in me as nicely.”

The Golden Bachelor Theresa Nist Addresses Kathy Swarts Drama

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner
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The stress started when Kathy accused Theresa of lording her reference to Gerry over the opposite girls after their profitable one-on-one date to the diner. “I really feel such as you’re dismissing me, like, ‘He and I are going off into the sundown. Go pack since you’re going dwelling,’” Kathy instructed her costar. “That’s the way you’ve made me really feel generally.”

As Theresa started to cry, Kathy continued lambasting her for gushing about Gerry. “Once you say issues such as you guys have an enormous connection, I feel that’s the sort of stuff that sounds possessive, territorial, and [like], ‘Get the hell out of my method, he’s mine,’” Kathy stated. “That’s not a reasonably image, Theresa.”

A mortified Theresa then spoke to Gerry, who instructed her to not fear in regards to the drama until she really felt like her feedback had been out of pocket. In a confessional interview, nevertheless, he admitted that the entire thing might change into a “stumbling block” for his and Theresa’s budding romance. He then gave her a rose on the rose ceremony.

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