This year, Dick Van Dyke will turn 97.
He now enjoys life with his wife and makes an effort to stay up.
Dick Van Dyke, a well-known performer, is still in excellent physical condition for his age. Additionally, he and Arlene Silver, his wife of ten years, are still deeply in love.Recently, actor Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver, were spotted in Los Angeles. The duo was seen traveling together to the gym. Van Dyke allegedly looked upbeat as he grinned while posing for pictures with admirers in the parking lot before entering the establishment to work out with his wife.
The lovebirds have a 46-year age difference, but Silver, a makeup artist, is not bothered by that. Instead, she gushed about her husband: “He is the most perfect human being. I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”
The couple crossed paths in 2007 at the Screen Guilders Awards. Van Dyke was at the event to present an award, and he ended up conversing with Silver, who powdered his nose.
When recalling their first interaction, she said the Missouri native introduced himself, and in response, she asked him whether he was not the same person who starred in the 1964 musical film, “Mary Poppins.”
They bonded right away and started hanging around. From then, according to Silver, 51, it didn’t “feel like he was much older than me.” Her spouse said that he never imagined falling in love again. Due to their age difference, Van Dyke was also concerned about people accepting their relationship.
The TV celebrity, who had previously been in partnerships that lasted more than 30 years, genuinely felt that people would expose their connection and spread the rumor that Silver was just marrying him for his wealth. But no one ever said anything, he said.
The happy couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on February 29, 2022. When referring to the video they shared showing them singing and dancing, Van Dyke noted he loves harmonizing because it drives him, and he enjoys it more than anything else.
Van Dyke Creates Romantic Moments for His 46-Years-Younger Wife
Van Dyke is a romantic at heart. He and Silver got down for their romantic music video of the song “Everybody Loves a Lover,” joined by the Vantastix band. The two were in a moment as they sang a duet while he showed off his dance moves.
This is Van Dyke’s second marriage, as he was first married to Margie Willett. The former couple wed in 1948 but divorced in 1984 after 36 years of marriage. They share four children, Barry, Carrie, Christian, and Stacy. The “Diagnosis: Murder” alum is also a grandfather of seven.
After his first marriage fell apart, Van Dyke, met his longtime love, Michelle Triola. The two had lived together for 30 years before she sadly died in 2009.
Apart from his love life, Van Dyke is a celebrated Hollywood icon. He was honored at the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in February 2021 in Washington, D.C. The award-winning star told Entertainment Tonight that he was thrilled to be just at any place.
He noted he wished he could have done more caring for himself had he known he would still be alive today. “How I got here, I don’t know, and I’m not going to ask,” Van Dyke said.