The Mary Poppin’s star is married to his long time sweetheart and make-up artist Arlene Silver. Dick Van Dyke being 86 and his new Bride 40 who share an age gap of 46 years, and had a spur of the moment leap year wedding (29, February 2012). He met her six years ago at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The newlyweds seems happy in their marriage and in love. He states that he cannot be a loner and has finally found the perfect partner. When he first met her at the SAG Awards, he was completely taken aback by her beauty, and went on to introduce himself. Arlene was working at a makeup school in Hollywood at the moment.
It was months later when the two met again and instantly got along as friends, they felt no age difference whatsoever. They dated for a year before they got married and shared the news with family and friends.
They share a fairytale love story, where Arlene would take care of make up at the red carpet which was basically back stage work. Who knew a few years later, she would walk down the red carpet with the Guest of Honour — Dick Van Dyke!
Their relationship is more like the teenage sorts, Dick being 86 still feels he is a 13 year old boy from the inside. His happy go lucky nature in infectious to everyone around him.
Maybe love just does that to you, it makes you happy inside out.
The happily married couple prove to the world that there is no age to find your life partner, Love is meant for all. The two are compatible with each other and share a sense of freedom. She has a love for arts as does he.
She loves to sing and dance, but never thought she could pursue it for a living. Dick being the legend of stage and screen was a true inspiration to her.
Love is ageless for them, they seem to fit into each other’s life like a missing piece of the puzzle. They attend social gatherings together and are active partners in each others lives.
Despite being a legend he is also a wonderful human being and grabs a lot of attention from the public, which she handles gracefully and in time of need knows how to rescue her man.
He has a huge body of work, but portrays no ego whatsoever, which makes Arlene fall in love with him all the more. Age is just a number for them, neither of the two look their age, and love is definitely their medicine. To many it may seem like a may-december relationship, but their love is beyond that. What they share is true and is an inspiration for everyone.
In a relationship, both the partners must enjoy each other and their company. Love taking care of each other and just being there for one another makes a huge difference. And the timeless couple set a wonderful example for young generations.
Dick was previously married for 36 years to Margie Willett and have four children together — Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke.
He also Lived with long time lover Michelle Triola for 30 years, before she passed away of lung cancer in 2009.
In 2013 he suffered from severe neurological disorder, which could not be diagnosed despite various tests.
DIck still continues to put smiles on the face of millions of people and raise their spirits. He is naturally gifted and uses his talent well. He welcomed Arlene into his life with open arms and they both seem to grow as better human beings ever since.