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Gerry Turner’s daughters react to all the kissing on The Golden Bachelor premiere

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Gerry Turner shared his family’s reaction to The Golden Bachelor premiere. Pic credit: ABC

It seems like everyone tuned in for The Golden Bachelor’s premiere, with reports indicating that more than four million people watched the latest Bachelor Nation spinoff.

Among them was Gerry Turner’s family, who fully supported his search for love after the death of his beloved wife, Toni, in 2017.

While they knew how The Bachelor format works and had a good idea of what was coming, some things made them uncomfortable as they tuned in.

After The Golden Bachelor’s premiere, Gerry quizzed his family about what they thought, and it turns out that they shared their feelings about Gerry’s first night, where he met 22 women.

There were definitely some cringy moments despite the show being pretty great overall.

It turns out that same ick we had is one that Gerry’s daughters also felt, except we’re betting that as his daughter, it was even more uncomfortable to watch.

Gerry Turner’s family didn’t enjoy this part of the show

In our list of things we loved and hated about The Golden Bachelor, Monsters and Critics touched on the kissing in the premiere episode and said it was an “ick,” even though it’s par for the course in The Bachelor shows.

It turns out we weren’t alone in this. While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Gerry revealed that his family also isn’t loving it.

Gerry claimed that his daughters were “having an ick moment at my first kiss,” a sentiment we shared on Thursday night as the premiere episode played out.

Otherwise, Gerry’s family is all here in for his search for love as he said, “There’s enough of a challenge with each episode that we’re kind of breaking it down but I think they’re well adjusted to it. They’ve seen me over the years since Toni passed away struggle, not be happy, not be with my person. And I think the overwhelming feeling for them is that they want me to be happy.”

Everyone is talking about The Golden Bachelor

Leading up to The Golden Bachelor premiere, Gerry Turner was popping up everywhere to promote the ABC series.

When he turned up on Live with Kelly & Mark, Kelly Ripa flirted with him shamelessly with her husband, Mark Consuelos, right there on set.

He also appeared on The View before premiere night. Then, the ladies discussed what they saw on Friday after the episode debuted.

While most The View co-hosts loved the show and couldn’t get enough, Sunny Hostin was entirely unimpressed and went off about the new series.

She claimed that she must have been watching an entirely different show because she felt that the older women were acting “thirsty” and “undignified” as they went over the top with sexual innuendos to ensure that Gerry remembered them for the first rose ceremony.

The Golden Bachelor airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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Joanne Brown
Joanne Brown
9 months ago

I did think some of them acted a little trashy. The one who kept cursing was quite a mouth full. The one on the black Lacey dress could have dressed better she was meeting someone for the first time I think her choice of clothes was inappropriate. The one with the 6 inch comments needs to also watch her mouth. Some of them acted no better than the usual women who go on this show even if they were older. They need to hold themselves to a certain level, some of them did good for them. The trashy ones should have not received roses.

Marcella Ann White
Marcella Ann White
9 months ago
Reply to  Joanne Brown

I totally agree–That’s no way to get a Husband who respects you!!

Kathy
Kathy
9 months ago

I know it’s part of the show but was it necessary for all the kissing and the women being so pushy! If u feel something u shouldn’t have 2 b so pushy! And Im with everyone else ick bout all the kissing!

Suz
Suz
9 months ago

Trashy…well, maybe desperate is a better description.
I do know some women over 65 who don’t show this much “skin”, in fact, I only know a few who do.
Maybe they are realizing the “shock value” isn’t what will connect them with Gerry as he seems to see past that and seeks an emotional connection.
There are some that are still there that I wonder why…but time will correct that.
WHY would the producers allow them to drive when it was obvious that Vette wasn’t safe on the highway!!

ADRIENNE TOMKINS
ADRIENNE TOMKINS
9 months ago

I SUGGESTED THAT THEY DO A SENIOR SHOW MANY YEARS AGO BUT NEVER HEARD BACK. TOOK THEM A WHILE TO FINALLY CATCH ON!!!

Marcella Ann White
Marcella Ann White
9 months ago

I have felt this should happen for years– I do think even a little older ladies should be there– and it should consist of things they can easily accomplish– We are still fun and funny,and love living and being loved by someone- Life is more than running laps and showing off– Love is caring, playing table games, Cruising, traveling, caring and watching out for each other– lots of good things,more than anything wanting to make your pardner happy and so glad to be alive!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

I think the show should stop playing Gerry’s emotion of losing his wife. It’s a real turnoff. I understand losing a love, but life goes on. If he is there to find love and move on, stop mentions the loss of his first wife. I’m not saying he should forget her, keep her memories close to his heart. I would never want to be in a new relationship and hearing about his first wife all the time. In fact, everything he and his first shared together like his home, he would to sell it! Real Talk!