At 93 years old and still going strong, Betty White has the kind of life most of us can only dream of.
But in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the actress shared that she does have one big regret — and it involves Allen Ludden, her husband of 18 years, who died from stomach cancer in 1981.
“I spent a whole year, wasted a whole year that Allen and I could have had together, saying, ‘No, I wouldn’t marry him. No, I won’t. No, I won’t leave California. No, I won’t move to New York,'” she told Winfrey. “I wasted a whole year we could have had together.”
“But we made it,” she added. “We finally did.”
White has made similar statements about Ludden in the past. In 2011, when asked by Joy Behar to choose one decision she’d happily make again, she replied: “Marry Allen Ludden. No two ways about that. He was something special.”
Ludden was White’s third husband; she hasn’t married since his death 34 years ago.
“I had the love of my life,” she told Anderson Cooper in 2011. “If you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?”
Emmy award winning actress Betty White is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax.
Rumours started from the website, eBuzzd, claiming the 92-year-old actress, best known for her portrayal of Elka Ostrosky, in the television series Hot in Cleveland, was found dead in a bath tub.
The bogus report read: Betty White Dead – “The world is saddened today as we slowly learn more about the death of Hollywood legend Betty White. Authorities were called to the exclusive celebrity resort La Palomas at around 2 p.m. Monday after Whites’ body was found by resort staff, a law enforcement source told the eBuzzd. The source added that investigators do not suspect drugs or other foul-play to be a cause of her death at this time, but that testing and an autopsy is needed to determine a definitive cause of death.”
“The 92-year-old Hollywood icon, wearing a white nightgown, was found submerged in the oval tub, face-up after hotel staff was called to check on a leak coming from the ceiling below her room. A bottle of unopened prescription pills was found in the room, among other prescribed medicine.”
Betty White is not dead but in fact alive and well, and is currently seen in Hot in Cleveland Season 5, that is expected to run through the summer and finish in September.
In March it was announced that TV Land has renewed the sitcom for a sixth season of 24 episodes.
Meanwhile, many fans took to Twitter to express their anger on the “Betty White Dead” hoax report floating on the internet.