Betty White confides the thing she regrets most in life

May 10, 2018
02:21 A.M.
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She had two failed marriages in her lifetime but found her true love the third time. She cherished each and every moment with him and still wanted more.


In an interview with the iconic personality Oprah Winfrey, veteran actress Betty White revealed that she regretted only one thing throughout her life over nine decades. It was missing out a year being married to Allen Ludden.

In March 2015, Winfrey asked White a very personal question like she always does. She asked her if she had any big regrets in life. White was quick to respond to Winfrey that she felt sad for refusing to marry Ludden for one whole year.

In the '60s, Betty met game show host, Ludden, during the taping of the popular game show Password. 


White had become a regular guest and shared a beautiful chemistry with Ludden. The on-screen chemistry translated into a budding romance and a deep friendship in 1961.

White had two failed marriages in the '40s with Dick Barker and Lane Allen. The relationships were short-lived and ended up in divorce.


Due to her previous failures, White did not want to jump into another relationship. However, after they knew each other well through the show, the duo decided to begin their courtship.

White and Ludden resided on two ends of the country. White stayed in California while Ludden stayed in New York. After maintaining their love through a long distance relationship, Ludden proposed to White. 


White did not take the plunge to move to New York and declined Lidden's proposal despite being in love with him. The relentless Ludden did not give up and finally got a 'yes' from White. 

The pair tied the knot on June 14, 1963. They were known as one of the strongest couples in Hollywood and both had successful careers besides their blissful love life.

Ludden passed away battling stomach cancer on June 9, 1981. Betty never remarried after Ludden's passing.

She kept on acting and has had an illustrious career. White has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards and a three American Comedy Awards in her acting career.