IN her final heartbreaking moments, Betty White reportedly called out to her late husband, Allen Ludden.
Betty White’s final words were reportedly a call out to her deceased husband[/caption]
Betty and Allen Ludden were married for 18 years, until is death in 1981[/caption]
According to Page Six, actress Vicki Lawrence, who worked with Betty on “Mama’s Family,” revealed that Betty’s assistant, who was with her at the end, said “the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’”
Vicki told the outlet: “How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought.’”
Betty and Allen met in the summer of 1961 on the set of Allen’s game shows, Password.
During a 2018 PBS special, Betty, a celebrity guest, could be seen flirting with Allen on the show
He asked her about her summer plans and she cheekily responded, “Well, what did you have in mind, Allen?”
Betty explained in a 2010 interview that the following summer, their respective agents booked them parts in a play called Critic’s Choice in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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“Somehow, we became instant friends,” she said.
After the three weeks working on the play, in which Betty got to know Allen’s three children and two dogs, he asked Betty to marry him multiple times.
He even greeted her by asking “Will you marry me?” instead of saying “Hello.”
Allen later admitted, per Closer Weekly, “I fell in love with her opening night.”
He reportedly wore around a ring on a necklace until Betty said yes.
Allen then gifted Betty a stuffed Easter bunny, gold-and-sapphire earrings, and a letter that read, “Now, come on, will you marry me?”
SHE SAID YES
Betty later expressed how she wished she hadn’t turned down her keen future-husband’s initial marriage proposals.
“I spent a whole year, wasted a whole year, that Allen and I could have had together, saying, ‘No, I wouldn’t marry him,’” White told Oprah Winfrey in 2015.
“I wasted a whole year we could have had together, but we made it, we finally did.”
They got married in Las Vegas on June 14, 1963.
Before marrying the love of her life, Betty had tied the knot twice before.
The actress was previously married to US Army pilot Dick Barker for one year in 1945.
In 1947, she married Hollywood agent Lane Allen and they were together for just two years.
“I’ve had two bad marriages, and I don’t like to think of them as good mistakes. They were traumatizing to go through,” Betty once admitted to Newsweek.
“But they did make me appreciate it when the perfect one came along.”
Betty made the decision to never marry again after Allen died of cancer.
She also later said she only waited to marry Allen because she didn’t wait to relocate from California to New York.
In 2011, when asked by Joy Behar to say one choice she’d make again, Betty replied:
“Marry Allen Ludden. No two ways about that. He was something special.”
She told Anderson Cooper in 2011, “I had the love of my life. I sure did. Allen Ludden… If you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?”
Allen passed away from stomach cancer in 1981.
He was buried at the Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and Betty is expected to be laid to rest by his side.
Betty and Allen met on the set of his gameshow Password[/caption]
She never remarried after his death[/caption]
Allen is buried in Wisconsin, and it’s expected Betty will be buried next to him[/caption]