THE BELOVED Betty White passed away just weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday.
She was preceded in death by the “love of her life,” Allen Ludden.

Betty White passed away at the age of 99

How many times was Betty White married?

Betty White was married three times.

Dick Barker

Betty’s first marriage was also her shortest.

During World War II, Betty was engaged to Barker, an Army pilot.

They married in 1945, and divorced the same year.

Barker reportedly lived on a chicken farm in Ohio, which Betty realized was not the lifestyle she wanted to embody.

Lane Allan

In 1947, Betty was married to an actor and casting director from Toronto.

He was known for his work on Project U.F.O, New Wine, and Gemini Man.

After just two years together, Allan and Betty divorced.

Following their split, Betty broke out in the entertainment industry, starring on the show Hollywood on Television in 1949.

Allen Ludden

In 1961, Betty appeared on the New York-based game show, Password.

She quickly became enamored with host at the time, Allen Ludden.

Ludden reportedly proposed to Betty three times before she finally accepted.

The two were married in June of 1963 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Ludden and Betty remained together for 18 years, before he passed away from stomach cancer in 1981.

“Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?” Betty said to Daily Mail in 2011.


Did Betty White date anyone else?

After Ludden passed away, Betty never remarried.

It’s unclear if she continued to date or not following his death.

According to Page Six, Betty’s assistant, who was by her side at the end, said “the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’”

“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,’” said Vicki Lawrence, a former co-star of Betty.

“I spent a whole year, wasted a whole year, that Allen and I could have had together, saying, ‘No, I wouldn’t marry him,’” Betty told Oprah Winfrey in 2015.

“I wasted a whole year we could have had together, but we made it, we finally did.”

Did Betty White have children?

Betty White did not have children of her own.

However, she was the stepmother to Allen Ludden’s children from his previous marriage.

Betty has three stepchildren from her marriage to Ludden: David, Sarah, and Martha.

“No, I’ve never regretted it,” Betty told CBS in 2012, in regards to motherhood.

“I’m so compulsive about stuff, I know if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would have been my whole focus,” she continued.

“But I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career. And I just don’t think as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.”

Betty White was married three times
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What was Betty White’s cause of death?

On December 31, 2021, Betty White died of natural causes while asleep at her home.

On Monday, January 3, 2022, her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas addressed rumors that Betty passed away due to complications with the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home,” he said in a statement.

“People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier but that is not true. She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized – that is not the life she lived.”

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