Betty White reveals her one and only regret in life

Apr 23, 2018
10:14 P.M.
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The iconic actress discussed candidly her relationship with her late husband and the one big regret of her life.


Television star Betty White opened up that the only thing she would change about her life was spending more time with her husband, Allen Ludden.

According to Shared, although the star had many ups and downs in her life, she has never regretted anything because it all built up to who she was today.

However, she explained during an interview that she did regret the fact that Ludden had to purpose multiple times before White finally agreed to marry. If she could go back in time and change things, she would probably accept his proposal sooner.


During his last proposal, Ludden had sent White a stuffed bunny - knowing that she was an animal lover - wearing flower-shaped gold earrings with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. He also sent a note that simply read: 'Please say YES.'

White revealed in the interview that it wasn't the earrings and the ornaments that convinced her to say yes. Rather, it was the stuffed bunny that won her heart.

Despite regretting not being together for an extra year, White stated that she is thankful for the later years they spent together as a couple. Referring to her situation, she also advised people to realize the beauty of life while it lasts, because you never know when "it will all be gone."


After enjoying 18 years of long marriage life, White lost Ludden to cancer at the age of 63 in 1981. Moving on from the grief of his loss wasn't easy for Betty, but she chose to be grateful for the years they had together rather than be a "professional mourner."

She keeps Ludden alive in her memories, and she never remarried. She claims that she made two mistakes in marriages before Ludden. But she had found the perfect man in him and did not want to share that with anyone else.