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