Blake Shelton Confesses Betty White Crush in Humorous Song
Actress Betty White has had a long, long career in television, and a host of entertainment industry heavyweights assembled on Tuesday night (Feb. 5) to pay tribute to the beloved 91-year-old performer in a special that was comically titled ‘Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday.’ Among the stars in attendance was country music’s reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton, who took the opportunity to admit he’s been carrying a torch for White.
White was unable to attend the taping due to the flu, so Shelton was addressing the cameras as she watched from home. “Betty, the gift I brought for you tonight comes from the heart,” he said. “You see, I got a confession to make. I’ve always had a little bit of a crush on you.”
Shelton went on to say that he’s had to deny his feelings because he’s a happily married man, adding, “But I’m not going to deny them anymore. In fact, I think I can not deny them best in a song.”
With that, he launched into a version of his hit ‘Honey Bee,’ with the words changed to pay homage to White: “You’re still my Sue Ann Nivens / Ellen from ‘Mama’s Family’ / You make my life worth living / ‘Cause you’re my ‘Golden’ girlie / I’ll be your ladies man / You fill my empty nest / I’ll be your Password partner / Betty, you are the best.”
As the legendary television star clapped delightedly, Shelton added on a more serious note, “Betty, I hope that you’re feeling better and I hope you enjoy watching this as much as we love making it for you. Happy second annual 90th Birthday.”
All together now: Awwwww!