Betty White’s former Mama’s Family co-star Vicki Lawrence has reportedly revealed White’s last words following the celebrated actress’ passing last week.

Lawrence told Page Six, that White who died from natural causes aged 99 on 31 December had allegedly called out for her late husband Allen Ludden moments before her death.

As Betty White’s third marriage makes the news, some are now curious to know how old Betty White was when she married her late husband, Allen Ludden. Let’s take a look…

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How old was Betty White when she married husband Allen Ludden?

Golden Girls star Betty White and her TV host and actor husband Allen Ludden tied the knot in June 1963.

At the time, White, who was born on 17 January 1922, would have been 41 years old.

Ludden, born 5 October 1917, would have been 45, meaning the couple had an age difference of around four years.

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Marriage with third husband Allen Ludden explored

Before Betty White met Allen Ludden, she has been married twice, first to WW2 pilot Dick Barker and later to talent agent, Lane Allen.

White and Ludden crossed paths in 1961 on the set of the game show Passwords when the actress was a contestant while Ludden was its host.

The two soon hit it off, and after just a few weeks of dating, Ludden popped the question. At the time, White turned the proposal down, with the two later getting engaged in 1963 after two years of dating.

They tied the knot the same year and were married for almost two decades before Ludden’s death. Reflecting on her proposal rejection, White told PEOPLE in a past interview: “I wasted all that time we could have been together.”

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When did he Allen Ludden die?

Allen Ludden died in June 1981, aged 63, having been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer the year before. His death was just a few weeks before his and White’s 18th wedding anniversary.

Following news of White’s passing aged 99 last week, her agent Jeff Witjas opened up on how the actress did not fear death as she believed she would be reunited with Ludden.

In a statement to PEOPLE, he said: “I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband, Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”

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