Betty White: "Golden Girls" star shares secret of his old age

Betty White
"Golden Girls" star shares secret of his old age

Betty White on a pre-pandemic appearance

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Betty White celebrates her 99th birthday on January 17th. Now she has revealed her secret to good health in old age.

Acting legend Betty White, born in the United States of America in 1922, will celebrate her 99th birthday on January 17th. The "Golden Girls" star reveals that he is still in excellent health. "I am blessed with good health," says White. So to be 99 years old is not much different from being 98, the actress and comedian jokes in an interview with the US magazine "People".

That's probably what keeps her young – her sense of humor. "Don't take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others – which of course I would never do – but you can't lie to yourself," explains White. In addition, one should always keep the positive in mind and not consider a possible downside. "It takes too much energy to be negative," says the actress. Also, a good agent keeps them busy.

How she celebrates her birthday

White demonstrated this sense of humor more often, including when dealing with loved ones. Entertainer Tom Sullivan, a friend of the actress, told Closer Weekly in May 2020: "Betty loves to joke that vodka keeps her young. (…) She loves the picture of how she is at home sitting on a rocking chair, drinking a martini (editor's note: with vodka) and watching game shows. " But she is "not a big drinker" and often only sips a cocktail.

A few days ago, Betty White told Entertainment Tonight how she will spend her birthday: "Running a mile every morning has been restricted by Covid so I'm working on re-releasing 'The Pet Set' and feeding the two ducks that are me come visit every day. " The TV series from the 1970s is a format in which White was visited by other stars with their pets. The series is due to appear on DVD and digital platforms in February.

Because of the pandemic, the 99-year-old said it would be a very quiet birthday this year. She looks forward to "visiting close friends and bringing food to my animal friends" as soon as the situation normalizes. The actress has been campaigning for the welfare of animals for many years.