‘All the momentum has been ruined’: ABC criticized for airing adverts during ‘Golden Wedding’ ceremony

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA: The live-streamed wedding of the “royal couple” is the first major televised event of 2024. However, that also meant that networks were trying to introduce advertising interrupting this beautiful event, like exactly the one viewers watched during “The Golden Wedding”. .

The event aired live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern. However, it won’t air on the West Coast until 8 p.m. Pacific.

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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist (Instagram/@theresa_nist)
Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist’s “The Golden Wedding” interrupted by unwanted ads (Instagram/@theresa_nist)

It will be available on Hulu on Friday.

The network pulled out all the stops for the live event, held at the lavish La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs. The wedding marks the end of a hugely successful season for the popular series “The Bachelor,” whose spinoff focuses on Gerry Turner, a 72-year-old widower looking for a new life partner.

Another commercial break took place before Theresa Nist walked over to Gerry, and viewers were outraged.

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On X, fans wrote: “Theresa waits during the commercial break to walk down the aisle.” Others asked: “I need footage of what they’re doing during commercial breaks…like, are Gerry and Theresa right there?”


Theresa waits during the commercial break to walk down the aisle #TheGoldenBachelor #TheGoldenWedding pic.twitter.com/p1EaUlfE7l

– evil (@MAKintosh_2019) January 5, 2024


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I need footage of what they’re doing during commercial breaks…for example, are Gerry and Theresa right there? #TheGoldenBachelor #TheGoldenWedding pic.twitter.com/6B6EsrvysN

— crazy bachelor fan (@crzybachelorfan) January 5, 2024


One user asked: “The producers are saying, ‘Theresa, wait, you can’t walk on the island, but we need more publicity for’.” A fourth fan wrote: “You…you can’t do a commercial break during a real wedding?


The producers say “Theresa, wait, you can’t go down the island but we need one more commercial in” #TheGoldenBachelor #GoldenBachelor #thegoldenwedding pic.twitter.com/I8FlxCzD6X

— Basic Bach Babes (@basicbachbabes) January 5, 2024



You… you can’t take a commercial break during a real wedding? #TheGoldenBachelor #TheGoldenWedding pic.twitter.com/D6nUeFJLQ0

— crazy bachelor fan (@crzybachelorfan) January 5, 2024


One furious fan wrote: “We cut to a commercial in the middle of the ceremony?!” Others noted: “Imagine having to put your wedding on hold for a commercial break.”


Cut to an advertisement in the middle of the ceremony?! #GoldenBachelor #TheGoldenWedding pic.twitter.com/uXM2pDp5uh

— Katie (@katieincolumbus) January 5, 2024



Imagine having to pause your wedding for a commercial break #thegoldenbachelor #bachelornation #TheGoldenWedding #TheGoldenabachelorWedding pic.twitter.com/Mst17RgAqX

– Bach Fann (@finalrosee) January 5, 2024


Some felt that “that commercial break ruined all the momentum.” “ABC, be serious, you can’t take a commercial break in the middle of Gerry and Theresa’s wedding,” wrote another.


This commercial break ruined all the momentum #GoldenBachelor #thegoldenwedding pic.twitter.com/5VNKLIz4z4

– AP (@APsomaras) January 5, 2024



ABC be serious, you can’t take a commercial break in the middle of Gerry and Theresa’s wedding #TheGoldenWedding pic.twitter.com/7gtO4EGpvW

– Bonnie Yarbrough (@_bonniechanel) January 5, 2024


Where was “The Golden Wedding” filmed?

In Palm Springs, California, at the La Quinta Resort & Club, scenes from “The Golden Wedding” were filmed. The resort was the setting for season 16 of “The Bachelorette,” which starred Tayshia Adams and Clare Crawley and was filmed during the pandemic.

Invitation to the wedding of Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist (Instagram/@abc)
Invitation to the wedding of Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist (Instagram/@abc)

Did ‘The Golden Bachelor’ Finalist Leslie Fhima Attend ‘The Golden Wedding’?

The biggest surprise visitor of the evening just answered fans’ most pressing question.

“The Golden Bachelor” finalist Leslie Fhima appeared on the red carpet and spoke with host Kathy Swarts, who asked her what she wanted Gerry and Theresa to know.

“At our age, we must celebrate love,” she continues.

“I was great friends with Theresa, we supported each other throughout our time at home and throughout this journey. I’m so happy for her and Gerry. I’m here at the end of the day to support them. love.”

Ben Higgins from Season 20 of “The Bachelor” arrived shortly after, leaving Kathy and Leslie in awe. Leslie danced with him before he walked away.

Leslie Fhima, former
Leslie Fhima attended the “Golden Wedding” after leaving the hospital (Instagram/@lesliefhima)

Jesse Palmer revealed he might miss the birth of his first child for ‘The Golden Wedding’

“The Bachelor” host Jesse Palmer said during the wedding webcast that he might miss the birth of his child.

“On a personal note, I wasn’t sure I’d get here,” he told me.

“And that’s because my beautiful wife Emely is home right now, and we’re expecting the birth of our very first child at any moment. Seriously, it could happen tonight.”

He informed his wife that he loves and misses her and asked her to “please call me if you need anything.”

“I’m going to leave here immediately,” he said.

Bachelor Nation worries as Jesse Palmer hosts
Bachelor Nation worries as Jesse Palmer plans “The Golden Wedding” with his wife, Emely Palmer, as her due date approaches (Instagram/jessepalmer/emelyfardopalmer)

“The Golden Wedding” airs live on ABC on January 4 at 8 p.m. ET

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