Marina Reveals Real Reason Why She Left The Golden Bachelor After Week One

The Bachelor Nation was in shock when Marina Perera, one of Gerry Turner’s contestants was missing from the show during Week 2 of The Golden Bachelor.

Viewers were left wondering – what happened to Marina on The Golden Bachelor?

Jesse explained that Marina left due to family circumstances.

“Marina’s had a situation with her family back home. She’s no longer here now, but she did want the opportunity to speak to you, if that’s OK,” he told

Marina the spoke to Gerry on FaceTime and explained why she left. “The thing I wanted to tell you, I’m a single mom, and I had to choose my family and support my family’s needs at this time,” Marina told Gerry. “I am sorry that I had to leave, but at the same time I had to get my priorities straight.”

“I fully understand commitment to family overrides just about everything else. I really respect you for doing what you’ve done. I agree with you 100 percent that you need to put your family needs before everything else,” Gerry responded.

Marina shared a video on her personal Instagram account, writing as a caption, “Leaving the show was difficult. Choosing family was not!”

“I really want to wish you well. I think there are some beautiful women with some beautiful souls and I want to wish you nothing but the best from my heart,” she tells Gerry.

“That’s a wonderful sentiment,” he replied. “And I wish you all the happiness in the world.”

“I think I needed to hear that,” Marina told Gerry of his kind words.

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