"Golden Bachelor" star Gerry Turner proposed to Theresa Nist on the inaugural...

"Golden Bachelor" star Gerry Turner proposed to Theresa Nist on the inaugural 2023 season of the ABC reality series. After marrying on live TV this January, the couple announced their divorce Friday on "Good Morning America." Credit: The Walt Disney Co. / TNS / John Fleenor

After only three months of marriage, "The Golden Bachelor" star Gerry Turner and his final choice on that ABC dating competition, Theresa Nist, are divorcing.

“Theresa and I have had a number of heart-to-heart conversations, and we’ve looked closely at our situation, our living situation, so forth," Turner, who was 71 when the show filmed last year, said Friday on "Good Morning America, "we’ve kind of come to the conclusion mutually that it’s probably time for us to dissolve our marriage.”

Nist, who was 69 years old during production, explained on "GMA" that it came down to choosing where to live in order to be near their families. “We looked at homes in South Carolina, we considered New Jersey, and we just looked at home after home, but we never got to the point where we made that decision.”

Hanna ‘House'

Montauk private chef Hanna Haar will be among the 12 culinary up-and-comers competing to prove their mastery of Italian cooking on season 2 of Food Network's "Ciao House," shot in Italy's Puglia region and premiering May 19.

The chefs, living together in a 16th century villa, vie to be named Capo di Casa and to win "an immersive culinary education across Italy, training with acclaimed Italian master chefs," according to the basic-cable network. Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini host.

"Last summer, I received a call that I’ll never forget," Haar, who turns 29 next month, wrote on Instagram Thursday. "The question — would I be willing to move to the picturesque landscapes of Italy and compete alongside 11 incredibly talented chefs? Without a hint of hesitation, it was a YES from me."

Adds Haar, whose LinkedIn lists past chef positions at The Montauk Beach House and Amagansett's Amber Waves, "For as long as I can remember, standing in front of a camera, sharing my culinary creations with the world has been my most cherished dream. And now as I stand on the brink of this new chapter, I’m filled with gratitude, excitement, and a touch of disbelief. This journey isn’t just about cooking; it’s about chasing dreams, embracing opportunities, and living life to its fullest."

A day earlier, she had written, "From a young age, life demanded toughness. Endless lessons of resilience. A journey mostly marked by solitude. … I learned quickly you’ve got to do your best to … make your own luck. Almost 15 years of blood, sweat & tears. That’s half of my life. The amount of times life has thrown me down & kicked sand in my eyes, too many to count. Countless moments when surrender whispered its sweet temptations. But something in me knew better. … [A]ll we had to do is just keep cooking."

Having lived in the Islandia/Ronkonkoma area growing up, she moved to Montauk in 2017. "I ran kitchens in really cool places, made more friends than I can count, made more memories than I can remember," she wrote in January 2018. "I’m grateful for it all and so excited for what’s to come."


Two shows premiere early Wednesday on the streaming service Netflix. The old dating adage "Don't Hate the Player” appears to hold true everywhere, as per this subtitled French reality show making its U.S. debut, in which 13 players compete for a spot in a luxury villa and a shot at 150,000 euro … and it's season 6 of the catfishing competition "The Circle," with 10 social media influencers and — new this go-round — an AI-generated entity named "Max" as a catfish … Early Thursday on the streamer Prime Video, the new "Going Home with Tyler Cameron" finds the "Bachelorette" runner-up back in Jupiter, Florida, trying to launch a contracting/home renovation business (and serving as an executive producer) … Friday night at 8, the new OWN series "The Never Ever Mets," hosted by Ta’Rhonda Jones, features seven couples who have been dating virtually without meeting in person, and now go face-to-face for the first time … Then at 10 p.m., WE visits NBA champion Matt Barnes and his model fiancee, Anansa Sims, along with her mother, the iconic supermodel Beverly Johnson, and their blended family of six kids on the new "The Barnes Bunch" … and the streaming service Hulu premieres the Hollywood cannabis shop show "High Hopes" early Saturday — on 4/20, natch, for those who know their weed lingo.


The torch has been snuffed for Bay Shore-raised Sodasia “Soda” Thompson on "Survivor," in a double-elimination episode that first saw Tim Spicer voted off. Thompson, a New Jersey special-education teacher, now becomes the first member of the finale jury that will decide the winner … and cousins Kishori Turner and Karishma Cordero have been scratched from "The Amazing Race."

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