BETTY WHITE, The Golden Girls actress, passed away aged 99, weeks before her 100th birthday.
White's co-star and apparent crush, Robert Redford, paid a heartwarming tribute to the beloved icon.
What did Robert Redford say about Betty White?
For years, Betty White reportedly admired actor Robert Redford from afar.
In a December 28, 2021 interview with People, she admitted her crush on Redford saying, "I've heard Ryan [Reynolds] can't get over his thing for me but Robert Redford is The One."
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, White stated she wasn't looking to actually meet the star, because, "If I ever met him, I'd faint."
Redford first heard of White's admiration while on an interview in 2017 with ET, to which he responded "I can't imagine being loved by anybody better."
After her death, Redford said in a statement, "Betty lived life devoted to her craft and her love of animals. She made us all laugh, including me."
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White, however, loved her late husband, Allen Ludden more than anyone.
He died in 1981 from stomach cancer.
White's agent, wrote a her statement after her passing, "I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden."
Who is Robert Redford?
Redford, 85, is a legendary Hollywood actor that has starred in numerous critically-acclaimed films.
Redford was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 18, 1936.
He was married to Lola Van Wagenen from 1958–1985 and later remarriedSibylle Szaggars in 2009.
Unfortunately, two of Redfords four children with former wife, Wagenen, have passed away.
His first acting roles were on stage. Redford's Broadway debut was in Tall Story, in 1959.
In 1960 he began starring in TV shows.
He has won two Golden Globes, an Academy award, a lifetime achievement award and was even recognized by Barack Obama in 2016 with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What is Robert Redford net worth?
Redford's net worth is estimated to be nearly $200million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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