Three Jersey Women to Compete on ‘The Golden Bachelor’

ABC has revealed the cast for its latest spinoff, and the women of “The Golden Bachelor” —including three Jersey girls–competing for the heart of 72-year-old bachelor Gerry Turner.

Many of the women are retired, divorced and have grown children and grandchildren with ages ranging between 60-75.

The women from the Garden State include Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck and Theresa, a 69-year-old financial service professional from Shrewsbury.

Also included in the competition:  fitness instructor; a former Chicago Honey Bear NFL cheerleader; a wedding officiant; a few educators; a therapist; a dental hygienist; and a woman who calls herself a “pro-aging coach and midlife speaker,” and the mother of former Bachelor Matt James, Patty.

Turner, according to a release, is a widower, retired restaurateur and doting father and grandfather. He lives in his dream house on a beautiful lake in Indiana. He’s often busy hosting barbeques, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family at restaurants and local haunts. He married his high school sweetheart Toni in 1974, and was married 43 years before she fell ill and passed away in 2017.

The Golden Bachelor” will air Sept. 28 on ABC. 

The 22 women who will vie for Gerry’s heart are the following:

Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, N.J.

April, 65, a therapist from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Christina, 73, a retired purchasing manager from Sierra Madre, Calif.

Edith, 60, a retired realtor from Downey, Calif.

Ellen, 71, a retired teacher from Delray Beach Fla.

Faith, 60, a high school teacher from Benton City, Wash.

Jeanie, 65, a retired project manager from Estill Springs, Tenn.

Joan, 60, a private school administrator from Rockland, Md.

Kathy, 70, a retired educational consultant from Austin, Texas

Leslie, 64, a fitness instructor from Minneapolis, Minn.

Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck, N.J.

Marina, 60, an educator from Los Angeles, Calif.

Nancy, 60, a retired interior designer from Alexandria, Va.

Natascha, 60, a pro-aging coach and midlife speaker from New York City, N.Y.

Pamela, 75, a retired salon owner from Aurora, Ill.

Patty, 70, a retired real estate professional from Durham, N.C.

Peggy, 69, a dental hygienist from East Haven, Conn.

Renee, 67, a former Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleader from Middleton, Wis.

Sandra, 75, a retired executive assistant from Doraville, Ga.

Susan, 66, a wedding officiant from Aston, Penn.

Sylvia, 64, a public affairs consultant from Los Angeles, Calif.

Theresa, 69, a financial services professional from Shrewsbury, N.J.

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