Eventually he came to call. Betty White has often talked about her crush on Robert Redford in his later years and following the news of his death, the actor shared a special tribute to golden girls alum.
“Betty has lived a life devoted to her craft and her love for animals. She made us all laugh, including myself, “she told E! News in a statement on Friday, Dec. 31.” I had a crush on her too! “
White died on Friday at the age of 99. Your agent, Jeff Witjas, confirmed the news in a statement later that day.
“Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever,” said Witjas People. “I will miss him terribly and also the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared dying because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband Allen Ludden. He believed she would be with him again. “
White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022. Two days before her death, she gave a rare interview on the finish line.
“[I’m] amazed, “he said Entertainment tonight Wednesday 29 December. “No, seriously, I’m the luckiest woman out there to be as healthy as I am and to feel as good as I am!”
White has made her crush on Redford known on more than one occasion. As she reflected on her marriage to Ludden and her love life since her death in 1981, she gave the star her name.
“When you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?” explained on CBS News Sunday morning in June 2012. “It was special. It was very special. But that doesn’t stop you from having fun with someone and going out and dating. And Robert Redford never calls. “
When she turned 97 in January 2019, White’s birthday wish hit Redford. “[Betty is] waiting for Robert Redford to call, “his rep said exclusively Us Weekly in January 2019. She repeated the wish for her 100th birthday in her interview with Entertainment tonight.
After the late actress’ Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds she joked that it was her crush, informed him that she was only interested in one man. “I’ve heard Ryan can’t get over his thing for me,” he joked to People earlier this month. “But Robert Redford is the only one.”
Redford, for his part, was a good sportsman about the longtime joke. He joked about it Entertainment tonight in September 2017 who tried to contact White but never got a response. Then, on a more serious note, she revealed that she had no idea about her crush.
“I can’t imagine being loved by anyone better”, the All the president’s men stella, who was married to his wife Sibylle Szaggars since 2009, it gushed at the time. “I’d like to work with you if you slow down.”
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