Gerry Turner has discovered how difficult it is to find love on The Bachelor, as he can be seen tearing down in a trailer for the upcoming episode when one woman announced her departure from the dating programme.
The 72-year-old is the first Golden Bachelor, wanting to find a companion with whom to spend the rest of his life.
Marina stated that despite receiving a rose in the premiere, she had to leave the show off camera due to a family emergency.
A preview for Thursday’s installment depicts him in tears as he is forced to make a hasty farewell to another woman.
Following a candid chat, the contestant in question became emotional as she explained: ‘I can’t stay here any longer.’
‘I can’t tell you how disappointed I am,’ the singleton admits as they share their final goodbyes.
‘Sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest,’ he adds. ‘It just sucks to be alone.’
Elsewhere in the trailer, there seemed to be cracks forming in the group of women, following weeks of ‘camaraderie’ in the mansion.
‘The vibe is camaraderie, but we all have feelings for Gerry,’ a star declares, before tensions rise during a conversation over his kissing techniques.
The shattered dynamics aren’t filtering through to Gerry, who is also seen enjoying a hot air balloon ride, before saying of a mystery contestant: ‘She could be the one that I spend the rest of my life with.’
Following the death of his wife, Toni, in 2017, he went to the Bachelor for a new partner.
Following his announcement as the franchise’s first senior citizen seeking for love, the widower offered insight on what fans might expect, admitting that he found himself in a ‘very difficult situation’ when it came down to the last two.
‘I’m down to two people and realize that one of those two has to go home,’ he said. ‘When you’re down to the last two people over that amount of time and that much investment, you really have strong feelings for them even though you know they’re not the right person. They are so close to it.
‘You’re connected so deeply and then you realize they have to leave. Oh my God, it was an incredibly bad situation.’
‘You have to be genuine but you get in a moment when it’s almost as if you fall in love with the concept of being in love,’ he added to Entertainment Tonight of filming,
‘And it’s like, yeah, I want to be there. And the excitement and the glamour of a moment and all the energy, all of a sudden you feel it. And then the next day, when you sort it out, you go, “Oh geez, that wasn’t the authentic feeling that I was looking for.”’
The Golden Bachelor airs on ABC on Thursdays at 8pm ET.