After Betty White joked about her Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds having a “thing” for her, the actor took to social media to send a message about the media “exploiting past relationships.”
The actor has gushed over his Proposal co-star on a number of occasions since she portrayed his on-screen grandmother in the 2009 film. In fact, back in Jan. 2019, Reynolds took to social media to send his love to White on her 97th birthday. “I don’t usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty’s special,” he cheekily wrote on Instagram at the time. “Happy Birthday to the one and only, @bettymwhite.”
What Exactly Happened?
In a recent interview with People ahead of her 100th birthday, White jokingly commented on Reynolds’ crush. “I’ve heard Ryan can’t get over his thing for me,” she told the outlet, “but Robert Redford is The One.”
After the article was published, Reynolds couldn’t help but respond in his signature humor, tweeting early Dec. 30, “I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks.”
Reynolds, who shares three kids with wife Blake Lively, actually took part in the publication’s tribute to White, telling People he’s been a fan of the star “for as long as I can remember.”
Two years back, Reynolds and fellow Proposal star Sandra Bullock paid tribute to the actress by singing her “Happy Birthday” in a video posted to Twitter.
In the video, the 45-year-old actor had attempted to prove that he loved White more than Bullock. Reynolds said: “I mean, does she [Bullock], like, hand-deliver flowers for you and wear nothing but black socks and a dozen gold bracelets, just like you requested? Doubt it.”
Reynolds was last seen in Netflix film Red Notice, with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot.