Marina’s Unexpected Exit from The Golden Bachelor Leaves Viewers Surprised

On a recent episode of ABC’s The Golden Bachelor, fans were left bewildered when one of the show’s early favorites, Marina, failed to make an appearance. To make matters more confusing, Marina had received a rose in the previous week’s premiere, signaling her potential compatibility with Gerry, the show’s main contestant.

The absence of Los Angeles-based educator Marina went unaddressed during the episode, leaving viewers speculating about her sudden disappearance. However, the mystery was later unraveled when it was revealed that Marina had made the difficult decision to leave the show due to an urgent family matter.

While the on-screen episode did not delve into the reasons behind Marina’s exit, a deleted scene posted on The Golden Bachelor’s official Instagram page shed light on the situation. In the video, host Jesse Palmer informs Gerry about Marina’s family situation and her decision to leave the competition.

TV Line reports that during a FaceTime call with Gerry, Marina explained, “I’m a single mom, and I had to choose my family and support my family’s needs at this time.” She expressed her regrets about leaving the show but emphasized the importance of prioritizing her family’s well-being.

On a recent episode of ABC's The Golden Bachelor, fans were left bewildered when one of the show's early favorites

Gerry responded with understanding and support, acknowledging that family commitments should always come first. He praised Marina for her decision, saying, “I really respect you for doing what you’ve done. I agree with you 100 percent that you need to put your family’s needs before everything else.”

Marina concluded the conversation by wishing Gerry well and expressing her best wishes for his journey on the show. Her departure from the competition left 12 women vying for Gerry’s heart, as they all received roses in the latest episode.

Marina’s unexpected exit serves as a poignant reminder that real-life priorities sometimes take precedence over reality show romance. Despite the show’s twists and turns, it’s evident that family remains a top priority for both contestants and viewers alike.

The competition now continues with 12 remaining contestants, each hoping to create a lasting connection with Gerry on The Golden Bachelor.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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