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Betty White Talks Cougars & Gay Marriage

Betty White Talks Cougars & Gay Marriage

Betty White jokingly shows off her inner cougar on the cover of this week’s Parade magazine.

Here’s what the beloved 88-year-old actress had to share:

On whether or not she’s a cougar: , “I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left! I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot. Always have. Always will.”

On getting her sense of humor from her parents: “They had delicious senses of humor. They would come back from a walk with a dog, saying, ‘Betty, he followed us home. Can we keep him?’ My parents had a cat named Toby who liked to sit on my crib. My mom always said that if Toby hadn’t approved of the baby, she’d have gone straight back to the hospital.”

On gay marriage: “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”

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  • Thai

    I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”

    Wise words. Ppl should take notice.

  • Nic

    Yes i THIRD that! Well said Betty!

  • Beamie

    I love Betty White. So simple, so natural, so Her. And her parents… LOL i love that!

  • mrd2

    If only more people would take her advice and mind their own business, the world would be a better place. As it is, it’s going to hell in a handbasket – quickly!!! So sad.

  • Mari

    I think she is cool! I wish my grandma would be a bit like her in regards to open-mindedness and she is 10 years younger than her.

  • Haters Suck!

    God Bless Betty White. She’s gotta be the coolest old lady ever.

  • sillyme

    Betty is right , people should mind their own business when it comes to sex. The whole male-female thing is just a religious thing anyway. Gays should be able to marry, and people should also be able to have more than one spouse. It’s what freedom in America is all about.

  • sarafina

    You gotta love Betty…………….. Live and Let Live…..

  • Just Kidding

    @Haters Suck!: Agree! She is remarkable!

  • Koree

    Betty said it best, “Mind your own business.”

  • caleb

    Love love what she said about her parents

  • Lilakoi Moon

    “Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left” HA, that was funny. And I almost had a heart attack when I read what follows “Always will” when it comes to “enjoying the opposite sex” LMAO. Now, that’s a lady! I also agree with her on the “mind your own business”, for God’s sake, if only people would take that seriously, the world would be a cool place to live in!

  • marie

    I completely agree with Betty on gay marriage. Ive known gay couples who have much solid and long lasting relationships and straight couples. Kudos to Betty for speaking her mind and standing up for equal rights.

  • jaye

    I agree with her statement that people should mind their own business. I don’t care who heterosexuals are sleeping with, never mind keeping up with the Gays. But when they’re asking someone to VOTE for something, then it’s making it YOUR business. Wise words indeed from Betty White; mind your own business.

  • marebear

    I completely agree with her!

    What two consenting people do in the privacy of THEIR bedroom is THEIR BUSINESS!

    Seriously, does what people do in their bedrooms REALLY affect you or your life? I think not.

    Some people enjoy oral sex – some do not. Some people enjoy group sex – some do not. Etc, etc. etc.

    I wonder why these “religious” haters do not condemn these practices? WHAT IF …these same haters demonstrated against what heterosexual people did in the privacy of their own bedrooms?

    How would you feel then?

  • roja

    Betty, I love you!

  • zzzz

    “Mind your own business”-some of the wisest words I’ve heard about gay marriage, this lady is alright with me!

  • Hottie

    If only Jennifer Anustain got half the brain, half the humor, and half the character of Betty White…..

  • j

    The same could be said about racism – it’s like my goodness! leave people alone and mind your own business! I’m here like everyone else, just leave me alone and mind your own business! it’s so frustrating sometimes. Go Betty!!

  • taxman

    Ah, dementia finally sets in!

  • Dan

    Betty White is so kick ass, if anyone in the world could be granted immortality, I’d vote for Betty White, she’s iconic.

  • bae

    How can you not love this woman?

  • http://www. V

    lol Preach it Betty.

  • nat

    Whatever people do in their own home is their business.

  • nat

    I am gay and in a relationship that has lasted 19 years. I believe straight people are just afraid that we might show them something about love and loyalty. Kudos for her for being such and honest and caring person. People should learn from her.

  • Karen

    Someone posted that being against gay marriage is a religous thing. They are right. We as Christians love gay people, but we can not agree with living out the gay lifestyle. Scriptures teach that homosexuality is sin. I stand on that. I must be allowed that opionion just as much as those who don’t agree.

  • s

    you have every right to share that belief but this country seperates church and state and have no right to tell them they are not allowed be together..christians also believe that people should not fornicate and live together don’t see anybody freakin about that do you?

  • sars

    I was so surprised she thought that way about gay couples, it’s definitely not the norm for older ladies so more power to her!

  • sars


    I did not see your comment until after I posted mine but all I have to say is: absolutely! your comment is so true and I love you for posting it!

  • British Latin American

    @s: You are quite right in what you said; after all, the bible also forbids the eating of pork and shellfish, but so many people who insist they are devout Christians love eating the stuff. Observant Jews and Muslims are better in that regard.

    About the sex thing: if you go to the right places you will discover that there are observant Christians who practice chastity and chasteness.