Dyke and Silver’s Happily Ever After

dick van dyke and arlene silverThe 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.