Our Beloved Betty White Turns 99 Today, Here's How She'll Celebrate

Our Beloved Betty White Turns 99 Today, Here's How She'll Celebrate

As we celebrate Betty White's birthday, it's easy to wonder how she has kept herself going for all these years!

You only get to turn 99 once, so Betty White is making sure to make the most of the amazing milestone. 

In case you didn't know, the legendary actress and comedian celebrates her birthday on January 17. 



Years ago, Betty revealed the secret to her long life and it involves some interesting food and drink choices.

The Golden Girls star is still very active in the entertainment industry, her memory is razor-sharp, and she has had very minimal health problems throughout her life. White has previously revealed that she doesn't sleep much, eat anything special, or follow a strict exercise routine. So what's her secret?

She once told Oprah that her genes are responsible for her longevity. "I think it's my gene pool," she said. "I can give my mom and dad the thanks for that." In an interview with Parade Magazine, White got a little more candid and offered up some more details about how she manages to stay healthy and happy. Her biggest tip? Stay positive.

"Enjoy life. 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," she advised.

White then told the publication that her diet of vodka and hot dogs, "probably in that order," may have contributed to her long life.



In an email, Betty White confessed to Associated Press on Saturday how she planned to spend her big day.

"Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!"

Other plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home. Her birthday meal will be a hot dog and French fries brought in — along with a bouquet of roses — by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas.

'I am blessed with good health so turning 99 is no different than turning 98,' she told People, noting the importance of "a sense of humor."  

The actress said wisely: "Don't take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others - not that I would - but you cannot lie to yourself."

She continues, sharing this sage advice: "Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside. Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time."



Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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