Gerry Turner has one major regret about his journey on The Golden Bachelor.
& he’s now talking about it.
“I’ve always tried to commit to myself to only try and say ‘I love you’ to one person for the rest of my life. I only wanted to be intimate with one person for the rest of my life. I failed at that,” Gerry told Variety.
He added that the confusing difference between falling in love with a person versus loving a moment played a role.
“I so regretted it, because I felt like I wasn’t true to myself at that moment,” he continued. “This is what I expected of myself and I failed. When you say that to someone, it can become very destructive.”
“It’s funny how in a moment you can get caught up with the concept of falling in love, and then the next day it’s like, no, I loved the moment,” he said. “I failed at that once.”
Gerry referenced the Fantasy Suites episode added that he felt “awful” afterward.
“That’s the situation when you saw me walk out of the room because they kept asking about it,” he said. “That’s still the moment that I most regret.”
“I will say this: Those three women, I was in love with or I love them, however you want to say it. They were unique, genuine women. And by the end of my journey, I realized, of course, that only one of them was the woman I can’t live without.”
“The watershed moments happened twice, one for each Fantasy Suite,” Gerry told The Hollywood Reporter. “And up until that point, if I had not remained open-minded, I might have made a mistake. Who knows how it would have ended.”
“The only time I’ve ever felt worse in my whole life was when my wife passed away, and this is a [….] close second,” he says in ABC’s sneak peek. “Had I known this would be how much pain I would cause someone, I would have never taken the first step in this journey.”