Yes, Ryan Reynolds still has feelings for Betty White, who will forever be our Golden Girl. But please leave him alone. The actor needs his privacy as he pines away for a past relationship.
White and Reynolds are having a back-and-forth over social media as the two stars pretend to have had a thing for each other. Or maybe they did. The two starred in the 2009 movie The Proposal. A dozen years ago, Reynolds played Andrew, White’s grandson. The movie featured a plot straight out of a Hallmark movie, except it had way more sass and star power. Reynolds portrayed the executive assistant to Sandra Bullock. And Bullock’s Margaret, who was from Canada, faked a relationship with Reynolds so that she wouldn’t get kicked out of the United States. Margaret and Andrew go to Alaska to visit Andrew’s family. Yes, they fall in love. That’s where the film, which grossed more than $300 million, looks a lot like a Hallmark holiday movie.
Betty White, as Annie, faked a heart attack late in the movie to give the plot a jolt. And every since then, she and Reynolds pretend to be something more than just friends. Somewhere, we hear Blanche gushing over Ryan and trying to push Rose out of the way so she can have the handsome actor to herself. But that’s for another Golden Girls dream.
So now that you know the back story, let’s get come back to present day. People magazine did a profile of Betty White. In the article, White mentions Reynolds.
“I’ve heard Ryan can’t get over his thing for me,” Betty White said, “but Robert Redford is The One.” (Redford is more age-appropriate. After all, he’s 85).
Reynolds tweeted the link to the story, and added: “I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks.”
Fans still have plenty of time to gush over Betty White. She celebrates the big 1-0-0 on Jan. 17. In her career, White has played the man-eating type. Remember her portrayal of Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show? She loved her some Lou Grant and so many other men.
“And of course I love Sue Ann,” Betty White told reporters in a 2010 teleconference before she hosted Saturday Night Live. “She was so rotten. The neighborhood nymphomaniac.
“I would love to bring her back for a minute,” White said. “But I don’t know if that would be legally possible.”
So this whole deal with Ryan Reynolds, we think White is bringing back Sue Ann more so than Rose Nyland, her iconic character in The Golden Girls. Rose was innocent and sweet. She always had plenty of male attention, even with Blanche around. But Rose probably would give Ryan Reynolds a puppy and giggle with the other ladies.
Anyway, it’s never too early to wish the fabulous Betty White a happy birthday. And we promise Ryan Reynolds, we won’t exploit their past relationship for clicks.