Inside Betty White’s ‘Low-Key’ Plans For Her 99th Birthday – She ‘Won’t Be Short On Attention’
An insider close to "Golden Girls" star Betty White reports she won't be "short on attention" despite "low-key" plans for her 99th birthday.
Legendary Hollywood funny girl Betty White will be celebrating her 99th birthday on January 17, and even though she can’t go all-out celebrating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the former “Golden Girls” star has still come up with a “different” way to mark the occasion.
Before we dive into Betty White’s plans for her 99th, here’s a little throwback to her 95th. It’s so fun to see her pictures throughout the years.
— Classic Pics (@ClassicPixs) October 4, 2020
While I think most Hollywood stars deserve a little less spotlight, this is one celebrity birthday worth celebrating!
Betty White’s 99th Birthday Plans
“The pandemic won’t stop Betty from celebrating turning 99 years old,” a source told Closer Weekly. “She’s planning a Zoom garden party with friends and a big chocolate birthday cake with candles. She’s always had a sweet tooth! She [also] asked for hotdogs and fries with ketchup.”
The insider went on to say that White “certainly won’t be short of attention on her birthday,” adding that despite having to “limit the number of people” she comes in contact with “because of her age,” she won’t be alone.
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“She has a full-time nurse and helper she adores, who will be there on her birthday,” the source explained. “They’ve become friends and she enjoys the company.”
Betty White Will Still Enjoy Her Birthday
White typically “does something big” for her birthday, but the coronavirus pandemic has made that impossible this year. Aside from hosting her Zoom party, White will be looking at the “letters,” “birthday cards” and other “amazing gifts” that have been sent by her adoring fans.
“She’s [also] received handmade knitted scarves, ornaments and portraits they’ve painted,” the insider added. “She feels so proud and blessed to have such a huge following and never takes her fans for granted!”
White has been staying positive in quarantine over the past few months, with the source saying that she has been “enjoying spending time in her spacious garden.”
“She’s at her happiest when she’s surrounded by nature and animals and loves bird-watching!” the insider continued. “She’s taken the opportunity to wind down and switch off a little.”
Earlier this year, White spoke out to say that she feels “blessed” to have “incredibly good” health.
“That’s something you appreciate a lot,” she said back in May.
Her Secret To Longevity
White previously told Parade Magazine that her secret to longevity is maintaining a positive attitude at all times.
“I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside. I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time,” she said.
“Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look,” White added.
Betty White is something that all American can agree on. This funny yet feisty lady has captured hearts all across America. Even WWE fans love this Golden Girl!
A very Happy Birthday goes out today to @BettyMWhite!
— WWE (@WWE) January 17, 2018
God bless you, Betty White, and may you have many more birthdays to come!