stop ‘exploiting’ relationship with Betty White

Ryan Reynolds is sick and tired of the press cashing in on his relationship with Betty White.

Earlier this week, the “Golden Girls” star, 99, complained to People that Reynolds, 45, “can’t get over his thing for me.”

Now Reynolds is defending their sacred bond.

In response to the frenzy over White’s comments, the “Deadpool” hunk tweeted that he’s “absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks.”

The two starred in the 2009 romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock “The Proposal” where White played the Canadian actor’s hilarious and eccentric grandmother.

Reynolds also spoke to People about White’s upcoming 100th birthday and her legacy. He revealed that he has been a big fan of hers “for as long as I can remember.”

“I heard that scripts for ‘Golden Girls’ were only 35 pages, which makes sense because so many of the laughs come from Betty simply looking at her castmates,” he said.

Reynolds previously spoke about his relationship with White on her birthday in 2019 on Instagram, writing: “I don’t usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty’s special. Happy Birthday to the one and only, @bettymwhite 🎂.”

The comedic legend will be turning the big 1-0-0 on Jan. 17 and she recently divulged her longevity secrets.

“I try to avoid anything green,” she told People of her diet plan in a recent cover profile. “I think it’s working.”

The “Hot in Cleveland” star added, “I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It’s amazing.”

Fans will be able to celebrate White’s big birthday next month with a special one-night-only theatrical event. “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration” will be distributed by Fathom Events and will be shown in 900 cinemas nationwide on Jan. 17.

Reynolds, White and Mary Steenburgen in “The Proposal.”
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The film will take a look at the much-loved actress’ life behind the scenes, as well as her relationships with her friends and staff and her efforts as an animal advocate.

Highlight reels from her illustrious career will also be featured in the show. White’s 100th birthday bash will be shown on screen, with an all-star guest list that includes Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendie Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.