It was recently suggested that the former Everybody Loves Raymond actress "cannot stand" White and considers her to be "her main competition". However, Roberts insisted that such allegations are totally false.
"Why would I not want the best for her? She's great!" she told US Weekly.
"I admire her tremendously. I'm so pleased that things are happening for her, because she's showing us that anybody over the age of 50 is perfectly capable of doing all these things. She's our leader."
Roberts added: "She has such great vitality!"