Betty White: 'I’ve always liked older men'
October 29th, 2010
12:31 PM ET

Betty White: 'I’ve always liked older men'

Despite the fact that Betty White has “enjoyed the opposite sex a lot,” she says other people shouldn’t have to follow suit.

“I don’t care who anybody sleeps with,” White told Parade. “If a couple has been together all that time - and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones - I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”

“I don’t know how people can get so anti-something,” she added. “Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”

The 88-year-old pin-up girl also said, despite her sexual desire, she won’t enter cougar-ville.

“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left,” she joked.

White also told the magazine how she maintains her bod:

“I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time,” she said. “That’s my exercise.”

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  1. Richard in Sacramento

    Damn, Betty, so have I.

    October 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. EB

    I LOVE Betty. Too bad she is not running for the President.

    October 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bw

    Love the girl. Best as Sue Ann Nivens, in my book.

    October 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. abby

    I always enjoyed Betty White's performances and her great sense of humor. She also has a high level of integrity. God bless you, Betty!

    October 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. deb

    Betty is a national treasure. Besides her wonderful acting in the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls (my personal favorite) she was great on the game shows in the 60s and 70s. She's very smart, witty and always has a twinkle in her eyes. We should all aspire to be the kind of person she is.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Irving M. Terzich

    Hey guys, let's chip in for we older men. I will be 94 next month, have been married for 62 years, and we both live happy, joyfilled lives. And yep, who has not watched the Golden Girls without having a great time.


    October 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. nuser

    Steven Seagal
    You are a petty minded ,snivelling whining little nerd!

    October 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nuser

    She is a great lady.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. nancy griffith

    Could God give Betty one more lifetime?
    she could be on the Supreme court or President, she always had so much commen sense and happiness to go around, what this world needs are more people like Betty

    October 30, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Martin

    They must be getting harder and harder for her to find.

    October 30, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. scroo yoo

    She is one of my favorite Betties

    The other two are the one from the archie comics and betty rubble

    October 30, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dan

    There's a saying that....over time people don't remember what others say or what others do...but they remember how they make them feel. And Betty White makes me feel pretty damn good. She's a true treasure.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. marc

    She's hilarious. I hope to see her in another commercial getting tackled or kicking some butt.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Matt

    I feel sorry for her. At her age, the selection of older men is not what it used to be.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. LindaLee

    I want to be Betty White when I grow up!

    October 30, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mawnee

    Betty rocks!

    October 30, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  17. paul

    Really Betty? At your age you better be dating the over 100 crowd...LOL

    October 30, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. mick432

    I's love to see Betty take on Shirley Phelps. Betty would kick her a**!

    October 30, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. Slim Whitman are 'da bomb. Never slow down.......I want to see you on TV celebrating your 100th birthday!

    October 30, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. SKY


    October 30, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. V Saxena

    Effin barracuda. Baby just give me a chance, because once you go young, you'll NEVER go back!

    October 30, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. Steve

    She's the best!
    And what she said about minding your own business and tending to your affairs...that's the best bit of advise someone could give. Don't worry about other people. That's one thing that's wrong with the world today...too much meddling. If it doesn't concern you, then mind your own damn business!

    October 30, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  23. chris

    Betty White for Minnesota Quarterback Brett Farve stinks. I know defense would be great on protecting Betty White. I would break a leg for her . Brett should retire. Betty White don't retire ever.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  24. JackieInDallas

    I've always loved Betty White! She's a great inspiration, and loaded with common sense. “Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much” is great advice. She had a remarkable love story of her own, done wonderful acting work, and devotes herself to her charities such as animal rescues. I agree with the doc above, though - there are a lot of women in our own neighborhoods with the same kind of zest for life and the same great life is just easier to fix on Betty because (luckily) we can invite her into our homes as often as we like via the miracle of video tape!!!

    October 30, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  25. villazapata

    Betty is such a beautiful person. We all could learn quite a bit from her...

    October 30, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  26. Ric

    I love me some Betty. And Angela... gotta love the older ladies.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. buddy

    Hat's off to the old girl. Hope I'm that spry just before I become a nonogenarian.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  28. Teresa

    I just have to say that I think Betty White is such an awesome entertainer. TRUE STORY, I watch Golden Girls every Monday right after I get out of work until I go to sleep. Grant it, I do my daily work outs but as I am running, I am watching my girls. I'm a loyal Betty White and Golden Girls fan! 🙂

    October 30, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jay

    I love Betty White, I wish there was a way to ensure she'd be around for another 88 years.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. George E.

    She's cool.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Well Said

    This woman has (not had) a stellar career. It's hard to pick which of her characters is the best, so will just continue to watch Hot in Cleveland to see if Elke turns out as great as Sue Ann Nivens and Rose Nyland.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Amy

    I agree with someone above – I would MUCH rather see Betty in the news for ANY reason then the talentless hacks like Lindsay, Paris, the Kardashians, etc. Betty is still kickin ass, taking names AND donating to charities. We should have our children looking up to Betty and her ilk, not the wastelands that are "popular" now.

    Live forever, Betty!

    October 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beachline

      Amy said it best–"I would rather watch Betty White than the news about all the drug addicts like lohan, Hilton, etc.

      Go Betty !!!!!

      October 30, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      I agree with Amy 100%

      October 30, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  33. Daniel

    Betty is the embodiment of "Live and let live".

    October 29, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. RamessesII

    She must be running out of prospects, by now...

    October 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Bob

    Betty White is a national treasure. The story about how she exercises had me rolling on the floor laughing.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • pat

      Then you are easily entertained. I like Betty White, but saying she climbs stairs for exercise hardly has me rolling on the floor in laughter.

      October 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  36. terry

    She loves to date older men, all three of them.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Doug

    Betty White is an inspiration to all of us. We should all age so gracefully.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. nina

    How can u bring yourself to hate on a 88 year old. Jealousy will kill you before you see 65.

    October 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Seagal

      Thank God, because no one past 65 needs to be talking about their s3x lives. Every time she opens her mouth I think of the old lady in the bathtub that kisses Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" ugh

      October 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      @ Steven Seagal
      She looks better than Steven Seagal!

      October 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      @Steven Seagal
      Thats absurd.. We live until we are dead and we have the right to enjoy and talk about every aspect of life, untiil that happens.

      October 30, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  39. theresa

    Agree with above; Betty rocks!! You go girl 🙂

    October 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. MD

    Betty is great fun to watch.

    I'd like, however, to remind everyone that there are many Betty's out there. As a MD I see many 80 year olds daily and many are with fantastic sense of humor and outlook on life. They are all blessings–80 year olds, that is.

    October 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      What's the saying – woman are like a fine wine – we get better with age....

      October 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  41. TI

    I've officially become annoyed with the over saturation of this woman.

    October 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Pamea

    Go Betty!!! She has energy & vibe 2 go on!

    October 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. tammbrii

    Go betty!!!!!! You are still number 1

    October 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  44. PattyC

    “I don’t know how people can get so anti-something,” she added. “Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”

    Well said Betty.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • factstocheck

      Exactly! On a similar note – why ppl talk so much about abortion? leave the decision to the couple..huh

      October 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  45. roxanne lucas

    U know I really expected someone to say something mean about so glad there was all good here.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Donna Tucker

    We love Betty!! She is a fantastic person with a great personality. we try to watch her in whatever she is on. She is so spunky, keep up the great work u r doing Betty.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. perina

    Gosh I love the golden girls. Betty is beautiful and I love her zest for life.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  48. marie

    I love Betty White... she is just amazing

    October 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  49. andy

    Betty is a legend,great humor and personality.go betty

    October 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Mary

    She is a beautiful woman. And she don't look or act like a 88 years old. She is in a better shape than some of us younger Ppl.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  51. John

    I'm 71 old & I always enjoyed seeing her on TV from the time that I was just a kid. She alway had that nice smile & a twinkle in her eyes. She still looks as good as she did then.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      John, you are awsome. 71 years old and you can navigate the internet and post replies, good for you. I still had to show my 75 year old grandfather how to type yahoo in the browser and hit enter.

      October 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blessed Geek

      Can you also program in Cobol and Fortran?

      October 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. shell

    Betty is awesome ! She will always be adored by her many many fans!

    October 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  53. celebs911

    She is lovely... We should appreciate her spirit and her vitality.

    October 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  54. kerri

    i freakin love betty white, and i faithfully watch golden girls reruns if i catch them on 🙂 god bless her for keeping her humor all these years!

    October 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |

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