Iconic octogenarian Betty White is the cover girl for the latest issue of Parade magazine.
And true to form, White, 88, is as spunky, humours and honest as ever in the magazine interview.
Between the covers she spills on life, love and her penchant for older men. And she ain’t no cougar!
Some interview highlights:
She’s no cougar:
White may lust after Robert Redford (who is 14 years her junior), but she insists, “I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!” Apparently, that hasn’t presented much of an obstacle. “I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot,” says White, whose beloved husband of 18 years, Allen Ludden, died in 1981. “Always have. Always will.”
She’s a pinup girl:
Move over, Bettie Page. In 2011, walls across America will showcase 12 months of White—strutting with a boom box, lounging with shirtless menservants, and more. And following in the footsteps of Sienna Miller and the Olsen twins, White has recently unveiled a line of T-shirts and sweatshirts. “I wanted them to feature dogs and cats, but the designers insisted on putting my face on the front,” she says in mock astonishment. A portion of the money from the calendar and from the Betty White Collection will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation.
She believes everyone should have the right to say “I do.”:
White’s status as a gay icon dates to the mid-80’s popularity of The Golden Girls. “Gays love old ladies,” she says of the phenomenon, which saw fans from West Hollywood to New York City turn on their TVs between 9 and 9:30 on Saturday nights to watch the exploits of Rose & Co. “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with.
"If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
Read the rest of her interview here