The Bachelor is back and grey-ter than ever with a ‘golden’ twist.
Love knows no age limit for 71-year-old Gerry Turner set to look for the one as the first ever senior citizen to head the US TV show ‘The Golden Bachelor’
Move over, young guns, because it's time to make way for a love story that's aged like fine wine!
Gerry is a charming 71-year-old hunk, who's ready to show us all that love only gets better with age.
Gerry found his high school sweetheart, Toni, and they tied the knot in 1974.
For 43 wonderful years, they lived a blissful life together, raising two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later being the best grandparents to Charlee and Payton.
Sadly, Toni fell ill and passed away in 2017, leaving Gerry heartbroken.
But fast forward six years, with the love and support of his family, he's ready to open his heart to love again.
This retired restaurateur is not only a family man but also a sports enthusiast. He lives in a dream house right by a gorgeous lake in Indiana, and let me tell you, he knows how to throw a barbecue party like nobody's business!
Is it too late to sign my grandma up for the show?!
You might be wondering what this whole ‘Golden Bachelor’ thing is all about. Well, it's the newest spinoff in the legendary ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, which has been dishing out romance for 60 seasons since its debut in 2002.
This time around, we're getting a "whole new kind of love story" as ABC puts it.
We're talking about a heartwarming tale of a "hopeless romantic" getting a second shot at love, and searching for a partner to share those beautiful sunset years of life with.
It's a bold yet brilliant move by ABC, shaking things up from the usual 20-something and 30-something casts they've been giving us for the past two decades.
While it will be airing over in the US from September, and I'm sure it won't be long until we catch it on our screens here in NZ too!