Betty White’s longtime crush Robert Redford honored her in the sweetest way, following her heartbreaking death on Dec. 31.
Before her death at 99, Betty White admitted that she was still crushing on hunky actor Robert Redford. And following her passing, the 85-year-old shared a special tribute to her, while admitting that he had a crush on her, too.
“Betty lived life devoted to her craft and her love of animals. She made us all laugh, including me,” he wrote in a statement to E! News, following her death. He then added, “I had a crush on her too!”
Betty White & Robert Redford (Matt Baron / Shutterstock/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
The Golden Girls alum shared her feelings for Robert in a Dec. 28 interview with PEOPLE, saying, “I’ve heard Ryan [Reynolds] can’t get over his thing for me but Robert Redford is The One.” Robert didn’t react to her admission at the time, but Betty’s Proposal co-star, Ryan Reynolds, did, when he joked on Twitter, “I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks.”
Prior to Betty’s interview with PEOPLE, she admitted to having a crush on Robert when she celebrated her 97th birthday in 2019. “In the evening, Betty is playing poker with friends that she has played with for decades. As for her birthday wish, Betty is waiting for Robert Redford to call!” her agent said in a statement at the time.
Additionally, Betty made a joke about sleeping with Robert during an interview with Entertainment Tonight as she turned 95. When asked what she still wanted “to do”, she replied, “Uhh, Robert Redford.”
Betty White with ‘Proposal’ co-stars Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)
“I don’t know him. I just worship from afar,” she added. “If I ever met him, I’d faint.” When Robert heard about her admiration for him, he sweetly said, “I can’t imagine being loved by anybody better.”
Betty certainly crushed hard on Robert Redford, but her heart truly belong to her late husband, Allen Ludden, who died from stomach cancer in 1981. Following her passing, Betty’s agent, Jess Witjas‘, said, “I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”
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Street Photography by Juri Nesterov Documents Ukrainian Life Across Decades
Photography, and street photography, in particular, has the power to preserve the fleeting, framing the brief encounters and dalliances that sometimes end as quickly as they began. This impulse to document the momentary permeates throughout Juri Nesterov‘s body of work that serves as a visual record of those he’s witnessed within the last five decades. “When I look into the camera’s viewfinder, something inexplicable happens: thousands of images appear in my memory,” he writes.
Nesterov was born in 1954 in Krasnyi Luch, a city in the Luhansk province of what is now Ukraine. At the time, the area was part of Soviet Russia, and this shift in borders parallels the photographer’s practice, which often centers on the transient and ephemeral nature of the human experience.
Because of revolution, war, and collapse, Nesterov’s photos also chronicle life under the control of governments that have since dissolved, and the context of being surrounded by such inability makes his focus on the fundamental humanity of his subjects even more impactful. He says:
After a while, looking at my prints, I feel like the photos are electric. Most of the time I hear the question: “Where was this picture taken” or “What kind of camera? What lens?” I really want to answer: “in the world of people with their thoughts, disappointments, and hopes.”…Does it matter where exactly I pressed the camera button?… Look at the world, we all have the same starry sky.
Nesterov worked in journalism for many years and has exhibited his photos throughout Europe, although some of his prints housed at a Ukrainian museum were destroyed during shelling a few years back. Head to Flickr to explore an incredible archive of his photos that until recently, he was still developing in his kitchen in Kyiv.
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Kourtney Kardashian Says She Got Therapy After She ‘Couldn’t Stop Crying’ Following Scott Disick Split
Kourtney Kardashian revealed therapy has made her ‘really sensitive’ and helped her deal with an ‘abundance of feelings.’
Kourtney Kardashian, 42, revealed she’s been on a “therapy journey” since 2017 — which would have began shortly after her split from longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, 39. “I would just start crying all the time,” she said in Bustle magazine’s March 3 issue of what made her seek mental health support. “‘I just have feelings; like, an abundance of them,” she added, noting that working with a therapist has made her more “sensitive.”
The Poosh founder and former beau Scott began their rocky romance back in 2007, and welcomed three kids together: Mason, 11, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 6. Shortly after the birth of Reign, and amid Scott’s on-going struggles with drugs and alcohol, the pair called things quits. Over the years, Scott has maintained a close relationship with the Kardashian-Jenner clan — particularly with Kourtney’s younger sister Khloe Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner. Kourtney has admitted that Scott continuing to be included by her family members on vacations and holidays made moving on from the relationship more difficult.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick began their romance in 2007, and split for good in 2016. (SplashNews)
After engaging in therapy, she says she experienced “growth” that helped her move forward. “I see the growth that comes from those unhappy places which make it all worth it. I’m like, ‘If we didn’t go through these roller coasters, you wouldn’t get to the good part,’” she added.
Kourtney Kardashian and fiancé Travis Baker. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Kourt is now in a much happier place in her life: the reality star began a romance with fiancé Travis Barker, 46, in early 2021 that lead to a proposal just 10 months later. This marks Kourtney’s first time being engaged, and the pair — affectionately named “Kravis” — seem happier than her. After her split from Scott, the 42-year-old also dated model Younes Bendjima on-and-off.
The health guru has previously opened about therapy, revealing she has a “double session” weekly to Health magazine. “I look forward to it every week! Having that awareness, I find that I can almost catch things before they become a bigger deal,” she said. “When those harder moments do happen, I think, ‘What’s the lesson that I’m supposed to be learning?’” she pondered.
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