Faith Martin was a front-runner on the Golden Bachelor. The 60 year old was also the recipient of Gerry Turner’s First Impression rose.
Which makes her exit from the show shocking and sad because Gerry told her he was in love with her in front of her entire family during their hometown date.
On Thursday night’s episode of the Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner made the heartbreaking decision to send frontrunner Faith Martin home, choosing Theresa Nist and Leslie Fhima as his final two contestants.
‘To try so hard and have it not work is devastating,’ Faith said in a confessional. ‘Right now I’m numb,’ Faith said in the car driving away. ‘Maybe it was in my own head, I don’t know.’
“The last scene where I was standing there waiting and the car drove away, I remember having this feeling like, Oh, my God. What if this is the last time I see him?” Faith told PEOPLE. “Certainly I had in my brain the very real possibility that it may not work out. I remember feeling it right then. I cried when he drove off.”
“[My family] fell in love with him a little bit, too. Everybody that meets Gerry falls in love with him a little bit.”
“There’s lingering feelings,” Faith continues. “I truly love the guy. It felt so good to just be in his arms. I would love to have him in my life somehow, but I also think that’s a big bite to ask for. I seriously could be friends with whoever he ends up with, and feel like I could love him appropriately in a non-romantic sense.”
“I’m busy now having fun and working and doing the things that I love,” she tells Glamour. “When we get into our passions, that makes us happier.”
Who does she think makes the most sense for what Gerry’s looking for: Leslie or Theresa?
That, I’m not going to say. I’ve gone back and forth. I have no idea. I mean, I might have an inclination, but I wouldn’t say because I could be wrong too.
Theresa’s come under a lot of fire this season. Is there a side of her that you got to see that you’d like us to know about?
Theresa was my roommate in the mansion. As far as I know, there is not a mean bone in her body. She is a very sweet soul. She’s very innocent, naive, and I think wants to feel included in the group chats. And she tends, like we all do at times, to overshare a little bit. I don’t feel like there was ever anything mean-spirited about her. She’s not a malicious person at all.
Faith even went on to say that being on the show made her realize it’s not too late to fall in love again, and to take every moment as it comes.
“I really feel like I’m going away with so much more than I came in with.”