The Fate of Matt James' Mom Patty on The Golden Bachelor Revealed

Bachelor Nation fans were delighted to see former Bachelor Matt James' mom Patty among the 22 women vying for Gerry Turner on The Golden Bachelor. Find out how she did on night one.

By Tierney Bricker Sep 29, 2023 1:10 AMTags
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The first cut is the deepest.

That was especially true for Gerry Turner on The Golden Bachelor's series premiere, as the franchise's first-ever senior citizen lead got emotional over having to send home the first group of women at the end of the night one, something he revealed he had been "dreading for months." In fact, he even cried after saying goodbye to the six eliminated contestants, including Patty James, the mother of former Bachelor lead Matt James

Patty, a retired real estate professional from Durham, N.C., referenced Matt and his girlfriend (and final rose recipient) Rachael Kirkconnell when she first greeted Gerry after stepping out of the limo. 

"I think this could work," the 70-year-old said, "because my son was the Bachelor and he found love."

Sadly, while the process worked for Matt and Rachael, Patty didn't have the same luck, with Gerry choosing to send her home. 

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The other women who were eliminated on night one? 

Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, N.J.; Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck, N.J.; Renee, 67, a former Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleader from Middleton, Wisc.; Sylvia, 64 a public affairs consultant from Los Angeles, Calif., and Pamela, 75, a retired salon owner from Aurora, Ill. (Find out who received Gerry's first impression rose here.)

While Patty's time on The Golden Bachelor was shortlived, Matt was still excited to see his mom pursue a romantic relationship on TV. 

Shortly after ABC unveiled the group of women in August, the Bachelor Nation star shared a shoutout to Patty on Instagram Stories, writing alongside a photo of her, "I ccc uuu mama," with a fiery heart emoji. And he wasn't the only one cheering her on, as Rachael also confirmed in an Instagram Story post that Patty is "ready to find love," adding, "@pjames61 so proud of you for putting your heart out there."

Check out the women still vying for Gerry's final rose: 


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

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