"Betty bloopers are the best bloopers," Valerie Bertinelli said

By Claudia Harmata
January 17, 2021 07:45 PM
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Valerie Bertinelli is giving fans a great gift in honor of Betty White's 99th birthday!

The Hot in Cleveland actress shared a hilarious reel of bloopers starring her costar White on Sunday, which was also White's milestone day.

"Betty bloopers are the best bloopers. 🤣 I LOVE YOU Betty White! Happy Birthday my sweet lady! ♥️," Bertinelli captioned the post, which showed nine minutes of footage from her time on set with White and their costars.

In her own celebratory birthday post, White said, "Would you believe it?! It's my 99th birthday which means I can stay up as late as I want without asking."

Throughout the day, White also received several loving birthday messages from her famous friends.

"I still get warm when I see this look," Mary Tyler Moore costar Ed Asner wrote in one extra sweet tribute alongside a photo of the pair. "Happy 99 baby. You are a testament to living life on your own terms. Sending you a great big socially distanced kiss. I love you."

Ellen DeGeneres also sent White a celebratory message. "Happy birthday, @BettyMWhite! You're a miracle in every way," the talk show host wrote on Twitter.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE, ahead of her birthday, White shared tips on how she manages to always stay positive and find the bright side of life.

"I don't like the other side," said White. "The positive side is a lot more fun."

For more on Betty White, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here.

With a career that has spanned over eight decades and counting, including roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, as well as countless talk show and game show appearances, White has become an example of how to live well and live long.

"I am blessed with good health," she said, "so turning 99 is no different than turning 98."

White also told PEOPLE that while her birthday will be low-key this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, she is looking forward to "visiting with close friends and bringing food to my animal friends" once normal life resumes.

And as the beloved icon nears the century mark, she shares the one thing that keeps her going: "a sense of humor."

"Don't take yourself too seriously," she said. "You can lie to others — not that I would — but you cannot lie to yourself."