In 2017, actress Betty White gave a tour of her house in the style of MTV’s “Cribs.” And she did it with her trademark blend of cheerful innocence and impish humor.
“I’m Betty White,” the actress said, opening the front door. “Welcome to my crib!”
Inside was a kitchen stocked with energy drinks, gluten-free macaroni and cheese and… hot dogs? (“Those are for the dog,” White explained, wide-eyed.) Then there was the spotless living room, the state-of-the-art aquarium full of tropical fish and, of course, White’s bedroom.
“And this is where the magic happens,” White said, lowering her voice slightly, before the camera cut over to an actual magician and his assistant performing actual magic tricks.
“Well, what did you think I meant?” White chuckled, staring into the camera.
Watch the tour yourself here:
Betty White Has Spent Plenty of Time in Her House During the Pandemic
Once the coronavirus hit, White, who is now 99, began isolating at her Los Angeles home, according to TMZ.
Someone else performed critical errands like grocery shopping on White’s behalf, so she never needed to leave the house. Indeed, she reportedly spent all her time kicking back indoors – perhaps watching her tropical fish and enjoying some hot dogs.
White Celebrated Her 99th Birthday Cautiously
White turned 99 in January, and she spent the day holed up inside, with pretty modest plans for celebration.
“Betty [White] had planned to run a couple miles for her birthday but COVID has canceled this so she will remain safe in her home doing various activities,” her friend and agent Jeff Witjas told Fox News.
She wanted to feed the pair of ducks that had been visiting her home regularly. And Witjas planned to bring her a bouquet, a hot dog and French fries for her birthday meal.
Besides that, White had no plans for wild parties – notwithstanding her comment to the Associated Press.
“Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she told the wire service in an email.
White has won five Emmys over the course of her career. She joined the Television Hall of Fame in 1985 and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988.
And this year, she was named Woman of the Year by California Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica). According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, Bloom cited White’s trailblazing efforts on behalf of female producers and her enthusiastic advocacy for animal welfare in awarding her the honor.