Golden Bachelor: Meet the Women on Gerry Turner’s Season—Including Matt James' Mom

After revealing the identity of leading man Gerry Turner, The Golden Bachelor has unveiled the women embarking on the rosy journey to win his heart.

By Kisha Forde Aug 30, 2023 4:54 PMTags
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These women are ready for a chance at a love story for the ages.

Weeks after Gerry Turner, 71, was named to be the leading man of the Bachelor franchise's latest addition, The Golden Bachelorthe women ready to vie for his heart have been revealed. And yes, the rosy rumors are true: Patty, one of the 22 contestants, is mom to Bachelor star Matt James.

But Patty isn't the only one, of course, that's ready for her own happily ever after to unfold, as women hailing all over the U.S. from a range of professional backgrounds (including a former NFL cheerleader and a wedding officiant) are also ready for their shot at saying I do.

Gerry's journey to find love again comes six years after Toni, his wife of 43 years, passed away suddenly in 2017.

"I married my high school sweetheart Toni in 1972," he told viewers in a clip that aired during the Aug. 14 episode of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All. "We had 43 wonderful years together. We had two daughters, and I now have two wonderful granddaughters. We had a real typical but beautiful life—full of love, full of activity."

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And though Gerry teased that he was "worried about remembering 25 names," he's ready to embark on a new chapter in his life.

"I want to fall in love," he shared. "I really want to find my person who can put me in my place when I need it and make me smile at it. The person who can lay down beside you at night and not have to say anything and you feel it. That's love. That's what I want, and I know that person's out there."

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As for who may out for there for Gerry? Keep reading for a first look at the women ready to fall in love.


Age: 61

Occupation: Retired Nutritionist
Location: Summit, New Jersey


Age: 65

Occupation: Therapist

Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida


Age: 73

Occupation: Retired Purchasing Manager

Location: Sierra Madre, California


Age: 60

Occupation: Retired Realtor

Location: Downey, California


Age: 71

Occupation: Retired Teacher

Location: Delray Beach, Florida


Age: 60

Occupation: High School Teacher

Location: Benton City, Washington


Age: 65

Occupation: Retired Project Manager

Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee



Age: 60

Occupation: Private School Administrator

Location: Rockland, Maryland


Age: 70

Occupation: Retired Educational Consultant

Location: Austin, Texas


Age: 64

Occupation: Fitness Instructor

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Age: 60

Occupation: Health and Wellness Director

Location:Teaneck, New Jersey


Age: 60


Location: Los Angeles, California


Age: 60

Occupation: Retired Interior Designer

Location: Alexandria, Virginia


Age: 60

Occupation: Pro-Aging Coach and Midlife Speaker

Location: New York City, New York


Age: 75

Occupation: Retired Salon Owner

Location: Aurora, Illinois


Age: 70

Occupation: Retired Real Estate Professional

Location: Durham, North Carolina


Age: 69

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Location: East Haven, Connecticut


Age: 67

Occupation: Former Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleader

Location: Chicago, Illinois


Age: 75

Occupation: Retired Executive Assistant

Location: Doraville, Georgia


Age: 66

Occupation: Wedding Officiant

Location: Aston, Pennsylvania


Age: 64

Occupation: Public Affairs Consultant

Location: Los Angeles, California


Age: 69

Occupation: Financial Services Professional

Location: Shrewsbury, New Jersey

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