What Happened To Leslie Fhima After The Golden Bachelor Season 1?

Leslie Fhima has been doing well since her reality TV stint on The Golden Bachelor in 2023. The 64-year-old fitness instructor was one of 22 women who appeared on the show to woo the retired restaurateur Gerry Turner. She was an excellent match for him and had everything he desired. She joined the new spin-off to try her hand at romance. As expected, Gerry liked her and gave her a rose during week 4.

Unlike most contestants, Leslie amazed fans when she debuted on The Golden Bachelor. She made her first entrance in black lacy lingerie and gave Gerry a lap dance. The Minnesota-based contestant then pursued Gerry throughout the season and shared numerous memorable moments with him. They bonded through their experiences at various locations and had an adventurous journey together. Unfortunately, Leslie didn’t win The Golden Bachelor – however, she made it to the last two weeks. She was eliminated the night before the final rose ceremony. In the end, Gerry picked New Jersey native Theresa Nist.

Leslie Fhima Harbors Negative Feelings Towards Gerry

Will Leslie Fhima Ever Forgive Gerry?

Leslie The Golden Bachelor posing with hands on hips for promo

Leslie has come a long way since appearing on the show. However, she hasn’t fully recovered from her reality TV journey. Leslie still holds a grudge against Gerry for betraying her unexpectedly. Some time ago, the fitness enthusiast appeared on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, opening up about her negative feelings for Gerry. She said, “At the end of the day, he didn’t really have the integrity that I thought he had.” Leslie no longer respects Gerry after he blindsided her by choosing Theresa. She also claims it wasn’t her first time being rejected like this.

Leslie Fhima Has Amassed A Huge & Supportive Following On Instagram

Leslie Fhima’s A Fan Favorite

Leslie was quite famous before she joined The Bachelor franchise. However, she’s gained much more popularity in the last few months. Her achievements are impressive, be it her fitness business or her past as a national aerobics champion. In December 2023, Leslie shared a photo reel of herself talking about her beautiful family and friends. She got over 3k likes and hundreds of comments. One supporter told her that she’s, “such an inspiration.”

The former professional figure skater has nearly 75k followers on Instagram who love her.

Did Leslie Fhima Attend Gerry & Theresa’s Golden Wedding?

Leslie Fhima Was At The Golden Bachelor Wedding

Leslie Fhima Gerry Turner The Golden Bachelor

Gerry and Theresa tied the knot on January 4, 2024. Leslie graced them with her presence on their special day. Back in December, Theresa was on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast and stated that she’d love to invite Leslie to her wedding. She said (via People), “I would invite Leslie,” before adding that her co-star would likely not come. Theresa wasn’t right when she assumed that Leslie wouldn’t attend their wedding. Maybe she believed that Leslie didn’t care about building friendships and was only on The Golden Bachelor to find true love.

Leslie Fhima’s On Theresa Nist’s Side Amid Theresa & Gerry Turner’s Divorce

Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Announced Their Divorce On April 12, 2024

Golden Bachelor Couple Announce They Are Divorcing (CLIP) clip




After only three months, Gerry and Theresa threw in the towel. While their “golden wedding” seemed magical, there were cracks under the surface. Unfortunately, Gerry wasn’t willing to relocate for his bride. They couldn’t decide where to live and arguments about that important issue strained their relationship.

They haven’t known each other for very long, so it’s not that surprising that “real life” got in the way of their romance. They thought of moving to a new place (South Carolina) together and starting over, but in the end, they couldn’t bring themselves to leave their families behind.

As the divorce drama unfolds, Leslie’s on “team Theresa.” Leslie reacted to Theresa‘s post-divorce Instagram post, which is seen below. Theresa wrote:

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Leslie jumped into the comments, letting her pal know that she cared about her. Leslie said,

I love you my friend. I’m so happy to call you that. You’re beautiful inside and out.

Theresa, who’s probably not happy about how things ended, is handling the situation with dignity. Leslie is giving her so much emotional support. While neither woman ultimately found love on the reality show, they’re now able to rebuild. A lot of reality dating show cast members find out that romance isn’t so rosy in the real world.

While the cameras roll, it’s often easier to sustain relationships. Now that Theresa’s accepted the end of her relationship, she can heal, just like Leslie had to when Gerry didn’t choose her. Maybe the friendship between these two women is more valuable than their bonds with Gerry. There are different ways to connect while appearing on these series, and a platonic friendship is also worth a lot. Hopefully, The Golden Bachelorette stars Leslie and Theresa will stay friends, as they put their pasts with Gerry behind them.

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