AFTER icon Tom Hanks contracted coronavirus in March, fans became worried for him, as well as for other older acting legends who might get the virus, including Betty White.
A rep for the 98-year-old actress confirmed months ago that she was “fine,” and now they’re reassuring fans that she’s still “doing very well.”
The Golden Girls star is being “extra careful” during the pandemic, not leaving her home and staying busy with books and sharing “laughs” with her publicist, who checks in with her multiple times a week, according to TODAY.
Betty’s rep told the outlet she’s been keeping to herself the best she can and practicing social distancing if others have to be around.
The insider said: ”No one permitted in except those who must, [and she] has helpers who are great with her.”
She’s also been making friends with a couple of ducks in her “beautiful backyard” that like to “waddle up to her glass door…and say hello.”
Betty’s publicist added: ”The animal community is watching over her. The virus is afraid of Betty!"
To keep herself sharp and alert, Betty has been reading the Los Angeles Times “cover to cover,” her actor friend Tom Sullivan told Closer.
He continued: “She owns literally thousands of crossword puzzle books and is constantly doing them to keep her mind jumping. This is really serious with her.”
The Hot in Cleveland alum first had fans concerned back in March, with people hoping she was “safe,” wondering “how she is doing,” wanting someone to “check on” her and “protect her from coronavirus.”
Betty’s rep said she was good then and is still good now, and she’s doing so well that she already has a post-pandemic acting gig lined up.
The 98-year-old actress will be bringing some holiday cheer soon with a new Lifetime Christmas movie.
Betty’s character, who might just be Mrs. Claus, "helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas,” according to ET.
Although movie and TV productions are currently shut down due to the pandemic, the network says its films are in “various stages of production,” and they hope to get things back up and running when it’s safe to do so.
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