What Happens to the “Golden Bachelor” Couple's Honeymoon in Italy After Surprise Divorce Announcement?

Before Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist revealed they were splitting after 3 months of marriage, she was "dreaming" of their trip to Rome, Tuscany, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

<p>Frank Micelotta/Disney via Getty; Sean Pavone/Getty</p> Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, and a shot of Positano on the Amalfi Coast

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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, and a shot of Positano on the Amalfi Coast

The honeymoon is over for Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist.

The Golden Bachelor couple, who announced their split on April 12, had planned to travel to Italy in May, and Nist shared her excitement for the trip in an Instagram post in late January.

“Having so much fun planning and dreaming about our honeymoon in May to Italy…flying into Rome, spending a few days in Tuscany and then heading down to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast,” she wrote alongside a carousel of images showing scenic spots from those destinations.

“I’ve been to Italy twice, once when I was 18, and again to visit my daughter when she studied abroad there,” Nist, 70, added. “I can’t wait to experience it with Gerry!”

The couple’s Italian honeymoon was a gift from ABC, announced during the Golden Bachelor finale’s After the Final Rose portion, which aired Nov. 30. Nist and Turner, 74, had previously discussed visiting the country during their time on the show.

<p>John & Joseph Photography/Disney via Getty Images</p> Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist at their wedding in January

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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist at their wedding in January

In an interview with AARP published in December, the couple were asked where in Italy they’d spend their honeymoon.

Wherever we want,” said Turner.

I’d love to go to Positano,” Nist replied. “The Roman south, because I’ve actually been to Italy twice, but Gerry hasn’t. I’d like to go to the most romantic parts of Italy. But anywhere in Italy.”

Related: Golden Bachelor Bombshell! Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist Divorcing After 3 Months of Marriage

The Golden Bachelor stars surprised viewers when they revealed they were divorcing only three months after their televised "Golden wedding."

"Theresa and I have had a number of heart-to-heart conversations, and we've looked closely at our situation, our living situation and so forth, and we've kind of come to the conclusion mutually that it's probably time for us to dissolve our marriage," Turner said in a joint interview with Nist that aired on Good Morning America.

<p>Disney/John Fleenor</p> Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist on the 'After the Final Rose' special

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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist on the 'After the Final Rose' special

The two septuagenarians tied the knot on Jan. 4 in a televised special from the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California. The wedding was officiated by Golden Bachelor fan-favorite Susan Noles.

Various Bachelor Nation stars turned out for the event, including Wells Adams, Ben Higgins, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree and Chris Siegfried, and Trista and Ryan Sutter.

Related: Everything Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist Said About Their 3-Month Marriage Before Divorce

While the former couple said they did not fall out of love — and did their GMA interview holding hands — they cited distance as a problem in the relationship.

While Turner lives at his Indiana lake house and Nist resides in New Jersey, they had anticipated moving in together. Turner considered relocating to the Garden State and they also looked at homes in South Carolina.

<p>Claude Gariepy/Getty</p> The famed Trevi Fountain in Rome

Claude Gariepy/Getty

The famed Trevi Fountain in Rome

Related: Gerry Turner Said He Was Moving to Be with Theresa Nist 4 Months Before Announcing Plans to Divorce 

“We looked at home after home, but we never got to the point where we made that decision," Nist said.

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The pair said they hope the news of their divorce won’t dissuade other singles in their golden years from dating.

"We have received so much love and support from so many people who watch the Golden Bachelor and I don't think we can tell you how many people told us it gave them so much hope," Nist told GMA. "We want none of that to change for anybody."

"Don't give up," she added. "Stay in it. Stay hopeful. 'Cause we are."

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