In possibly the most dramatic Night 1 rose ceremony elimination in Bachelor Nation history, The Golden BachelorGerry Turner sent the former Bachelor Matt James’ mother Patty at home during its highly anticipated premiere.
As Decider noted in a previous article, when ABC first revealed that Patty James was one of 22 lucky women chosen to The Golden BachelorDuring the first season of, fans of the franchise rejoiced! Those who watched Matt James’ historic season remember the 70-year-old single mother and retired real estate professional from Durham, North Carolina, who comforted her son, discussed their family and gave him advice on your trip.
Since her casting announcement received such a warm reception, many believed Patty would play a major role in The Golden Bachelor premiere, and potentially the season! Instead, her limo ride and heart-to-heart with Gerry were barely shown. And she was sent home at the end of the first night.
On Friday morning, Patty addressed her early elimination on Instagram, posting a photo of herself from the premiere with the caption: “This wasn’t meant to be…God has a plan for me (and for you ❤️)✨💫. ”
Fans of the James family raised Patty in the comments section, writing messages like “Justice for Patty!” and “You looked fabulous though🔥.” And even if she Golden Baccalaureate The trip ended quickly, Patty still celebrated the first evening in style.
She reposted several celebratory messages from fans and friends cheering her on via Instagram Stories, and her son Matt and partner Rachel Kirkconnell surprised her with a visit and her favorite treats.
“Rach and I flew into town to surprise mom with @nothingbundtcakes and shower her with love tonight for the premiere ❤️” Matt captioned an Instagram Reel. “We love you, we are so proud of you and I hope you find what you came for, we can’t wait to watch with you 🍴.”
The reel shows the Bachelor couple going to Patty and presenting to her Golden Baccalaureate-themed cakes. “We love you and raise these cakes for you,” he said. Patty simply commented: “Best surprise‼️🌹💛🥰.”
Although Patty didn’t find love with Gerry Tuner, this exciting journey proved that she already had plenty of love in her life. And who knows, maybe if there is a Golden Single we could see her get another chance at a TV romance.
New episodes of The Golden Bachelor premieres Thursdays 8:00-9:00 PM ET on ABC with next-day streaming available on Hulu. And don’t forget to read our interview with Gerry Turner to find out more. Golden Baccalaureate bribes.
New York Post