Gerry Turner has reflected on the role fate played in his compelling choice to relocate to Charleston with his partner, Theresa Nist.
Following their engagement during the Golden Bachelor finale on Thursday, Turner and Nist reveal to PEOPLE that they intend to commence their journey together in Charleston, South Carolina.
Gerry said, “One of the things that I think fate played a hand in is the possibility of where we might wind up living.”
He added “For the last couple of years, when my family gets together, I've talked about moving to South Carolina, and it's an idea I've toyed with. And then in conversation with Theresa, a private moment, she's saying, ‘Well, yeah, my son lives near Charleston in South Carolina.’”
Gerry continued, “And all of a sudden it's like, there's a big problem that is gone,” adding” The issue of compromising on where to live and how to reconcile families and all of that is, it's no longer an issue.”
While Theresa, said, “We want to have a house that's so inviting that everyone would want to come,” adding, “Maybe a pool so they all want to come and have fun.”
He also shared that their kids already had a strong bond.
Theresa revealed, “My daughter says, ‘Thank you for giving me two more sisters,’” adding, “She has a sister-in-law already but now, two more sisters.”
Gerry said about his fiancee's daughter, “I looked at Jen and it was like, ‘This could be my own daughter,’” adding, “ I literally was having those thoughts because she was so kind and she was so sensitive to the situation, to her mom and to me. The whole dynamic just worked.”
Theresa and Gerry also intend to unite their families for a Hanukkah celebration later this month.
A significant occurrence is their wedding, which will be broadcast live on The Golden Wedding and will air on January 4, 2024, on ABC.
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