It's not the grays in your hair, but the attitude in your gait that lets you keep the spark in relationships even as you age. And to anyone who's ever questioned this, Betty White will wipe those doubts away."Does desire melt away with age? I'm waiting for that day to come. Sexual desire is like aging — a lot of it is up here [points to her head], she told AARP.Even as she crossed the age of 90, the iconic actress never hesitated to let people know that's she's single, but still ready to mingle.
While she's played a number of characters throughout her life, the one she connects most with is Sue Ann Nivens from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. "Well, she likes men,'' she said, talking about the character to Today. "So does Betty. It's kind of a hobby of mine. The men don't know it." She turned 97 this year, playing a round of poker with her old pals, according to The Vintage News. She takes her grace and humor wherever she goes and is probably one of the only women in her 90s who can admit that she's still open to relationships.
Although her cheerful smile remains intact, she made the choice of not getting married again because she knows that nobody can take the place of her husband, nobody can ever replace the wonderful years that Allen Ludden gave her. The two of them met on Allen Ludden's show, Password, in 1961, as reported by Pop Sugar. She had previously been married to Dick Barker, a US Army pilot and Lane Allen, a Hollywood agent. But neither of those relationships came close to what she had with Allen Ludden, her third husband. Allen Ludden was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, but after being married for almost 20 years, she lost him to stomach cancer in 1981, as reported by the Daily Mail.