Ryan Reynolds pays touching tribute to Betty White
A Hollywood icon has died aged 99, just weeks before she turned 100 on January 17, 2022.
Betty White’s sassy and ready-to-do charm has made her a mainstay of television for over 60 years, whether as a crazed TV host on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or as a roommate on ” The Golden Girls “.
White’s death was confirmed by his longtime agent Jeff Witjas during a Friday phone call with publicist Pam Golum on Friday (December 31).
Shortly after the news broke, thousands of people around the world took to social media to share their love for the “Golden Girl”, with many noting that the world had lost a “real treasure.”
Just a day before his death, Ryan Reynolds shared an interview White did with People magazine where she joked that the Vancouver-born star couldn’t “get over her thing” for her. Instead, she playfully insisted that she only had eyes for Robert Redford.
On Twitter, the comedian joked, “I’m really sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to generate clicks.”
After learning of her passing, Reynolds expressed her love and admiration for the legendary American actress in another article.
“The world looks different now. She was good at defying expectations. She managed to get very old and somehow not old enough. We will miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret, ”he wrote.
Reynolds and White have enjoyed a long working and friendly relationship. In 2019, Reynolds shared an image of them holding hands on a talk show for his birthday.
“I don’t usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty is special. Happy birthday to the one and only, Betty White,” he wrote with a playful voice.
White and Reynold’s playful alchemy made them a favorite to watch together. Fans share some of their interviews and videos on social media.
she was one of the tallest. this video will always be one of my favorites, may she rest in peace ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gmvAnKFwZA
– han (@infinityhowlett) December 31, 2021
With files from the Canadian Press.