‘Once You’ve Had The Best, Who Needs The Rest?’: Betty White Explains Why She Never Remarried

Date December 12, 2017 18:29

The Queen of TV, Betty White, has had one true love in her lifetime. Even though Allen Ludden died in 1981, Betty has never remarried and cites her love with Allen to be one of a kind.

Betty White

The adorable Betty White is, in fact, the female entertainer with the longest career on television. She is best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and Rose Nylund on 'The Golden Girls'. Betty has won several Emmy Awards as well as American Comedy Awards and other achievements.


Moreover, White is a TV producer and a published author. With a career like Betty's, it is no wonder she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Her marriage to Allen Ludden

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It was the third marriage for Betty and the second one for Ludden. They met on the game show 'Password' which Ludden hosted and became very much in love at first sight. At the time, Allen's wife had just passed away and Betty was in a serious relationship. However, she never questioned her choice. She said:

I made two mistakes before Allen, but the love of your life doesn’t come along in every life, so I am very grateful that I found him.

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Unfortunately, Allen Ludden died of stomach cancer in 1981. It was a difficult blow for Betty but she says that she is grateful for the time they had. Allen was truly her one true love and Betty's decision not to remarry is her way of proving that love does exist.

Betty White's take on love and marriage

The best advice from Betty is that marriage is all about making the other person feel special. Take the time to keep the romance going and it will surely give you a lot of happiness.

If Betty White's years aren't enough to convince you that she really knows a lot about love, perhaps hearing about her relationship with Allen Ludden will make you think otherwise.

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