Betty White’s death on 31 December 2021 shocked fans. At the age of 99, White appeared to be in the peak of health and youth for her age – and even had a special birthday party planned when she turned 100 in January 2022.
Betty White is well known to fans because of her long career, especially thanks to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Her career began in her late 30s and she won five Primetime Emmy Awards in her lifetime. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and won Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards and Grammy Awards.
Sadly, White passed away on December 31, 2021, just weeks before his 100th birthday. According to TMZ, White died at his home early Friday morning.
The acting legend was in demand not only for his comic genius and quick wit, but also for his many suitors and romances throughout his life. So who were Betty White’s husbands?
According to Distractify, Betty White’s first husband was military pilot Dick Barker – but they only lasted a year. The couple married in 1945 and divorced in 1945.
White next married Lane Allen in 1947. Allen worked as a casting director and actress, which seemed to suit White at first. But they divorced in 1949. After their divorce, White’s career in show business seemed to take off.
Finally, White married Allen Ludden in 1963, after their first meeting in 1961. Ludden hosted game shows and White appeared as a guest on his game show Password. White calls him the love of his life. Sadly, Ludden died of stomach cancer in 1981. White told Oprah Winfrey that he has one major regret about their relationship.