Golden Bachelor Jesse Palmer Shares His Thoughts on Gerry & Theresa's Split

The Golden Bachelor 's first happy life was short-lived. Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist announced on Good Morning America on April 12 that they were divorcing after three months of marriage, and now Bachelor Nation is considering it divorce. Luckily for their soon-to-be exes, they have a lot of support, including from showrunner Jesse Palmer.

Solve the Golden Divorce Problem

On April 13, Palmer shared his reaction to Turner and Nest's split on Instagram. He posted a photo of the trio at The Bachelor Season 28 "After the Final Rose" taping on March 25, less than three weeks after announcing their divorce. "My heart will forever be with these two beautiful souls," he began.

His thoughtful message went on to say that Palmer was "eternally grateful to have known Gerry and Teresa and been a small part of their journey." He also reflected on the positive takeaways he has gained from the couple's relationship. "I learned a lot about life, love, and family by observing and talking to them," he wrote.

Palmer concluded by extending his best wishes to Turner and Nester. "Wishing them and their families happiness," he wrote.

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nestor in the 'Bachelor' finale John Flanore/Disney

'Difficult situation'

Palmer's kind words were appreciated by those in Turner and Nester's inner circle. Turner's daughter Angie responded in the comments section of Palmer's post and told him they were grateful for what he wrote. "Thank you Jesse!" she wrote. "This is a tough situation and we all appreciate your comments because you actually understand them. You are the best."

Her description of the difficulty of the situation may be a hint at all the attention her father and Nestor received during their breakup. Some "Bachelor" fans weren't shy about criticizing the short-lived marriage or digging for more information, including responding to Angie's comments. "So what's the real reason?" one person asked her. Elsewhere in Palmer's comments, others claimed the entire relationship was "a publicity stunt" and speculated that "there's more to this story."

keep hope

Turner and Nest admitted they were "very nervous" about the reaction to their breakup, according to "Good Morning America" ​​interviewer Juju Chang. "We've gotten so much love and support from people who watch 'The Bachelor ,' I don't think we can tell you how many people have told us that it gives them a lot of hope," Nest said on GMA . "We don't want this to change for anyone."

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nester in "The Bachelor" John Flanore/Disney

Ultimately, Turner and Nester failed to find a way to bring their lives together. "Teresa and I had a lot of heart-to-heart conversations and we took a good look at our situation — our living situation and all that — and we came to the conclusion together that now might be our time." Dissolve our marriage," Turner said.

Even though they're currently facing some backlash, they still have people like Palmer in their corner.