Family comes first.
That was the takeaway on the Oct. 12 episode of The Golden Bachelor, with an early frontrunner choosing to leave the ABC reality series early after receiving a call from home. (Warning, spoilers ahead!)
Joan, 60, ended her relationship after receiving a text message from one of her four children expressing that they needed her support at home.
“My daughter just had a baby and it wasn’t a normal everyday delivery at all,” Joan explained. “Things go wrong, and even if everything went right, you need your mom. My family will always be first. Once you become a mom, you’re always a mom even when your kids are older. Nothing is more important.”
The other women became emotional when the private school administrator from Rockland, Md., announced she would be leaving, and Gerry immediately began crying when Joan told him she had to go home.