Ryan Reynolds Responded Perfectly To Betty White's Joke About His Unrequited Feelings For Her

by Ricardo Johnson

"I'm absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks."

It's been almost 13 years since Ryan Reynolds and Betty White played fictional onscreen relatives in The Proposal, but their consistently witty public banter still thrives to this day.

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You might already be aware of the actors' history off camera, which mainly involves Ryan cracking jokes about having previously dated the iconic comedian and trailblazing sitcom star.

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For example, when Betty's 97th birthday rolled around in early 2019, the Red Notice star shared an Instagram tribute noting that he doesn't "usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty's special."

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Ryan, who's been in a relationship with his now-wife Blake Lively for almost a decade, went on to call Betty "the one and only," which I think everyone can agree is a universally accurate description.

Naturally, she used the opportunity to troll Ryan a tiny bit. "I've heard Ryan can't get over his thing for me," Betty said. "But Robert Redford is The One."

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Tough luck, Ryan. The Deadpool actor, who naturally sang Betty's praises alongside Sandra Bullock in their own individual comments to People, also responded to her playful gibe on social media.

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"I'm absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks," he tweeted this morning, referencing the headline from People's interview with Betty.

I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks. https://t.co/xV8v2vVvXB

06:31 AM - 30 Dec 2021

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We'll keep you posted about any further developments on this front. Ryan is one of many prominent celebrities set to appear in Betty's birthday documentary, so stay tuned.

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