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Betty White's Biggest Regret In Life Was Not Marrying Her Husband Sooner | "I Spent A Whole Year, Wasted A Whole Year"
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Betty White's Biggest Regret In Life Was Not Marrying Her Husband Sooner | "I Spent A Whole Year, Wasted A Whole Year"

Beloved by all, White has always been open about her personal life and especially this regret of her life.

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Betty White has always been iconic for her audiences and even at 99, she had managed to stay relevant. But her relationship with Allen Ludden - for 18 years - made her feel the proudest. She had been in two marriages before this one, the first in 1945 and the second one in 1947. There is the fear that after two failed marriages it would be hasty to jump into another one even if it was the best thing for her. Women are often made the object of criticism, especially when it comes to their dating habits (check Taylor Swift). The future couple met at a game show in 1961 called Password where White appeared as a guest and Allenn Ludden was the game show host. Even though the two were quite taken with each other, White was hesitant to remarry.



 

 

They were extremely good together, and White has shared many times how nice he was. “He was enthusiastic about everything. He was intellectually wonderful. He was silly. He was romantic. He knew how to court a lady,” she noted. At 39, with two unsuccessful marriages, White felt like a failure, according to The Daily Beast. The actress kept saying no for a year, but Ludden decided to not give up, he kept trying (a move that would not fly at all now).