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Move over, Miranda, Blake Shelton has set his sights on everyone's favorite Golden Girl. Blake's longtime crush? Betty White! But who can blame him? Betty is loved and adored by millions. So have no fear, it was all in good fun as Blake was among several celebrities who paid tribute to the star on Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special Tuesday night (Feb. 5) on NBC.
Unfortunately, Betty herself was unable to attend the event due to a bout with the flu. But she watched the show from home as cameras caught her reaction to the tribute.
Blake took this opportunity to publicly reveal his love for the the 91-year-old star. "Betty, the gift I brought for you tonight comes from the heart," he announced from the stage. "You see, I got a confession to make. I've always had a little bit of a crush on you." But because Blake is a happily married man, he had to deny his feelings for a long time. "But I'm not going to deny them anymore," he said. "In fact, I think I can NOT deny them best in a song."
To the delight of Betty, Blake proceeded to break out his guitar and sing a rewritten version of his hit "Honey Bee."
Girl, I've been thinking about us / You know I ain't good at this stuff
These feelings piling up won't get me no rest
This might come out a little crazy / A little sideways, yeah, maybe
I don't know how long it will take me but I'll do my best
You're still my Sue Ann Nivens / Ellen from Mama's Family
You make my life worth living / ’Cause you're my Golden Girl
I'll be your ladies' man / You fill my empty nest
I'll be your Password partner
Betty, you are the best
At the end of the song, all jokes aside, Blake wished Betty a happy birthday. "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."
And the Password is . . . adorable!
Check out Blake's performance at the 5:25 mark below.