Betty White’s longtime crush Robert Redford honored her within the sweetest approach, following her heartbreaking dying on Dec. 31.
Before her death at 99, Betty White admitted that she was nonetheless crushing on hunky actor Robert Redford, And following her passing, the 85-year-old shared a particular tribute to her, whereas admitting that he had a crush on her, too.
“Betty lived life dedicated to her craft and her love of animals. She made us all snigger, together with me,” he wrote in an announcement to E! News, following her dying. He then added, “I had a crush on her too!”
The Golden Girls alum shared her emotions for Robert in a Dec. 28 interview with PEOPLE, saying, “I’ve heard Ryan [Reynolds] can’t get over his thing for me but Robert Redford is The One.” Robert did not react to her admission on the time, however Betty’s Proposal co-star, Ryan Reynolds, did, when he joked on Twitter, “I’m completely sick of the media exploiting previous relationships simply to drive clicks.”
Prior to Betty’s interview with PEOPLE, she admitted to having a crush on Robert when she celebrated her 97th birthday in 2019. “In the evening, Betty is playing poker with friends that she has played with for decades. As for her birthday wish, Betty is waiting for Robert Redford to call!” her agent mentioned in a statement on the time.
Additionally, Betty made a joke about sleeping with Robert throughout an interview with Entertainment Tonight as she turned 95. When requested what she nonetheless needed “to do”, she replied, “Uhh, Robert Redford.”
“I don’t know him. I just worship from afar,” she added. “If I ever met him, I’d faint.” When Robert heard about her admiration for him, he sweetly said, “I can’t imagine being loved by anybody better.”
Betty definitely crushed onerous on Robert Redford, however her coronary heart really belongs to her late husband, Allen Ludden, who died from abdomen most cancers in 1981. Following her passing, Betty’s agent, Jess Witjas‘, mentioned, “I do not suppose Betty ever feared passing as a result of she all the time needed to be along with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she can be with him once more.”