Betty White has respectfully declined her invitation from a Marine (Sgt. Ray Lewis) who asked her to attend the upcoming Marine Corps. ball in North Carolina with him, citing a scheduling conflict.

“I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform… but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of ‘Hot In Cleveland,” the actress said in a statement to Access Hollywood, which she signed, “Love, Betty White.”

Looks like Sgt. Lewis needs to look for another date!