On Thursday morning, the “Deadpool” star called out People magazine, who posted an article with the headline, “Betty White Jokes Ryan Reynolds Still ‘Can’t Get Over’ Her, Despite Her Crush on Robert Redford.”
“I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks,” he tweeted.
Although the tweet was clearly meant in jest, Betty White has offered her fair share of candid reflections about her life and relationships as she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022.
Betty White Recalls Reynolds ‘Pining’ For Her
I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks. https://t.co/xV8v2vVvXB
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 30, 2021
Ryan Reynolds and Betty White starred together in the 2009 romantic comedy “The Proposal” alongside Sandra Bullock. Although White played his on-screen grandmother, Reynold’s jokingly referred to the “Golden Girls” alum as his “ex-girlfriend.”
“I’ve heard Ryan can’t get over his thing for me,” White told People. “But Robert Redford is The One.”
For her 99th birthday, White revealed that she was given a lifesize cutout of the actor. Her longtime personal assistant, Kiersten Mikelas revealed, “For a long time, we had him in the office entryway. When she came in, she’d say, ‘Hi, sweetheart.'”
Apparently, Reynolds has no hard feelings, saying that he has been a fan of White “for as long as I can remember.”
“I heard that scripts for ‘Golden Girls’ were only 35 pages, which makes sense because so many of the laughs come from Betty simply looking at her castmates,” Reynolds said.
He also called White a “typical Capricorn. Sleeps all day. Out all night boozing and snacking on men.”
Sandra Bullock Praises Betty White’s Comedic Wit!
Even Bullock weighed in with some of her own praise for the “Hot in Cleveland” actress.
“Timing isn’t easy in comedy, because you have to navigate other people’s timing. Betty pivots like I have never seen, making it look seamless,” she shared. “The rest of us just remain silent and pray we’re not cut out of the scene.”
She also called White a “loving, decent, optimistic, inclusive, hilarious human being.”
She added that she hopes White celebrates her birthday “the same way she has celebrated every day of her life: with humor, kindness and a vodka on ice, toasting to the fact that she’s a bad— who has left us all in the dust.”
As The Blast previously reported, Betty White is celebrating her birthday by treating fans to a screening of a special movie only on January 17, 2022.
The movie is titled “Betty White: 100 Years Young” and will feature the best of White from her many comedic appearances throughout the years, including a lost episode from her very first sitcom!
Not only will White talk about her life and career, but the appropriately-timed 100-minute movie will also feature her friends and castmates speaking about what it was like to work with her on set.
In addition to Clint Eastwood, Tina Fey, and Carol Burnett, Ryan Reynolds and Betty’s major crush Robert Redford will also make an appearance as well!