Hollywood icon Betty White is gearing up for the big 9-9!
On Wednesday, days before her 99th birthday on Sunday, the legend gave an interview to People where she gave tips on how to live a long, fulfilling life.
“I don’t like the other side,” the “Hot in Cleveland” star told the magazine. “The positive side is a lot more fun.”
“Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside,” she continued. “Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time.”
Born in 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, White — who originally dreamt of becoming a forest ranger — became a celebrated actress, winning Emmys for her roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls,” and “The John Larroquette Show.” She also took home the award for guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2010.
When asked about her longevity, White explained, “I am blessed with good health, so turning 99 is no different than turning 98.”
As to what keeps her going, she says, “A sense of humor.”
“Don’t take yourself too seriously,” she added. “You can lie to others — not that I would — but you cannot lie to yourself.”
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, fans immediately became concerned about White’s health and well-being.
Fortunately, TMZ confirmed in March that White was safely socially distancing at her Los Angeles residence, and has staff run her errands.
For her last birthday, White received well-wishes from other A-list celebs, including her “The Proposal” co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock.
Reynolds and Bullock even made a cute video where they argued over who White loves more!
Happy birthday, Betty! Wishing you another year of happiness and joy!