Meet the Ladies of the Golden Bachelor

Meet the cast of "The Golden Bachelor" 2023, where senior romance takes center stage. Can Gerry find love among these amazing contestants?
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Ready for the all-new “The Golden Bachelor”?  Premiering September 28, this show proves that love has no age limits!

ABC just spilled the beans on the ladies going after Gerry Turner’s heart.

Let’s take a look!

Anna Zalk

Anna Zalk
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Summit, New Jersey
  • Profession: Retired Nutritionist

A travel enthusiast, Anna has visited over 20 countries. The mother-of-three enjoys hiking, skiing, foraging, and cooking gourmet meals. She loves to dive with sharks (cageless!) and adores dark chocolate. On Sundays, you’ll find her at the local farmer’s market.

April Kirkwood

April Kirkwood
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
  • Profession: Therapist

April dreams of writing a best-selling book and finds joy in discovering pennies. She’s a thrill-seeker who loves dancing to Taylor Swift, watching “Bridgerton,” playing with her two dogs, and riding roller coasters!

Christina Kempton

christina kempton
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Sierra Madre, California
  • Profession: Retired Purchasing Manager

Christina enjoys pickleball, Paul McCartney’s tunes, and horseback riding. She’s even gearing up for her second skydiving experience with her eldest grandson! She relishes a good dude ranch and is a fan of driving stick-shift.

Edith Aguirre

edith aguirre
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Downey, California
  • Profession: Retired Realtor

Edith Aguirre, a hopeless romantic, treasures family and seeks a partner to share life’s joys. As a proud realtor, she defied convention, proving it’s never too late to chase dreams. Her passions include golf, salsa dancing, and travel.

Ellen Goltzer

ellen goltzer
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Delray Beach, Florida
  • Profession: Retired Teacher

Ellen Patrice Goltzer, a mother of two, cherishes moments with her sons and enjoys pickleball, golf, and card games. Ellen dreams of going on an African safari adventure, looks up to Michelle Obama, and hopes to share her life’s adventures with the right man.

Faith Martin

faith martin
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Benton City, Washington
  • Profession: High School Teacher

Faith treasures family. Professionally diverse, she excels in radio, teaching, and singing. She craves all kinds of adventures, from shark diving to motorcycles. She enjoys horseback riding, dreams of joining a band, and dislikes unreliable technology.

Jeanie Howard

jeanie howard
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee
  • Profession: Retired Project Manager

Jeanie Howard, a true romantic, is dedicated to community service and takes inspiration from philanthropic icons. She loves Zumba, taking her dogs on a walk, and neon colors.

Joan Vassos

joan vassos
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Profession: Private School Administrator

 Joan enjoys Elton John, spending time with her dogs, and cooking. As a family-oriented woman, she has a penchant for visiting the beach, dancing, and exploring history.

Kathy Swarts

kathy swarts
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Profession: Retired Educational Consultant

Kathy walks five miles daily and reads voraciously. She’s an educational consultant, mom to three, and “Kiki” to two grandkids. She is also an outdoor enthusiast, globe-trotter, cat lover, and a true Christmas fanatic.

Leslie Fhima

leslie fahma
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Profession: Fitness Instructor

Leslie, a former figure skater turned personal trainer, seeks a lifelong running partner. She’s a loving mom and “glama” to three grandkids. Her “Best Concerts Ever” include Lady Gaga and Post Malone.

Maria Trice

maria trice
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Profession: Health & Wellness Director

Maria is a passionate health and wellness expert, a devoted mother of three, and a hopeless romantic. She enjoys tennis, pickleball, and board games. Maria’s bucket list includes trying paintball, and she indulges in the occasional glass of 100-year-old Grand Marnier.

Marina Perera

marina pererea
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Profession: Educator

Marina is a world traveler, having explored 34 countries. As a dedicated mom to two kids and two furry friends, she enjoys spin classes, hiking, cooking, and long drives. She also holds three Master’s degrees!

Nancy Anne Hulkower

nancy anne hulthouwer
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia
  • Profession: Retired Interior Designer

Nancy is an avid golfer and a basketball enthusiast. She also enjoys leisurely walks with her Goldendoodle, Max. The mother of three is a true romantic at heart, believing in the possibility of writing another love story.

Natascha Lorraine Hardee

natasha hardee
  • Age: 60
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Profession: Pro-Aging Coach & Midlife Speaker

Natascha likes visiting her local farmer’s market and strolling through Central Park. When she’s not working, Natascha indulges in dance classes, yoga, grooving to Janet Jackson’s tunes, and sharing quality moments with her 15-year-old granddaughter.

Pamela Kathryn Burns

pamela burns
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois
  • Profession: Retired Salon Owner

Pamela’s idea of bliss is lounging on a hammock and sipping a cocktail while reading. She likes to cherish moments with her two children and three grandchildren. Her loved ones describe her as a great listener and a hopeless romantic.

Patricia Cuculo James

patricia james
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Profession: Retired Real Estate Professional

Patty (Former Bachelor, Matt James’s mom) is ready to write her own amazing love story. She loves sailing, playing ping pong, and lounging by the pool with a book.

Margaret Jean Dercole

margaret ducole
  • Age: 69
  • Location: East Haven, Connecticut
  • Profession: Dental Hygienist

Peggy is passionate about her work and has served on dental missions in developing nations. She adores her Bichon-Frise, dreams of being Jennifer Lopez for a day, and finds joy in go-karting.

Renee Florence Halverson-Wright

renee wright
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
  • Profession: Author

Renee, a caring mother and grandmother, is a former NFL cheerleader and author of two books.  In her free time, she enjoys planting flowers, spending time with her cat, attending group fitness classes, and taking walks around Lake Mendota.


  • Age: 75
  • Location: Doraville, Georgia
  • Profession: Retired Executive Assistant

Sandra, self-described as creative, patient, and independent, enjoys spending time with her daughters, thrift shopping, crafting, and playing racquetball. While she may be remembered as a winner on “Wheel of Fortune,” she’s now aiming for a jackpot of a different kind—true love!

Susan Noles

susan noles
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Aston, Pennsylvania
  • Profession: Wedding Officiant

Susan cherishes family time at the beach and adores concerts, with The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd topping her list. Her unique quirks include treasured pink go-go boots, a dream of lunch with Kris Jenner, and a love for leftovers.

Sylvia Robledo

sylvia robeldo
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Profession: Public Affairs Consultant  

Sylvia is a proud UCLA alumnus and a Los Angeles native. She loves to cook Mexican food for her dates and enjoys making her famous pistachio cakes. Sylvia also looks for excuses to put on a costume.

Theresa Nist

thersa nist
  • Age: 70
  • Location:  Shrewsbury, New Jersey
  • Profession: Financial Services Professional

Theresa enjoys board games, gardening, romance novels, and hula hooping. Her zest for life shines through, whether it’s singing in her car, self-educating about the stock market, or grooving to 70s rock!

Wrapping Up

Who do you think will win Gerry’s heart? Stay tuned for all the exciting twists and turns!


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