Age Difference No Issue For Dick Van DykeBy: Lee Hester - March 13, 2012
You’re as young as you feel and evidently Dick Van Dyke is feeling less than half his age these days. The legendary comedic actor who is best known for playing in the movies, “Bye Bye Birdie,” and “Mary Poppins” and for his series, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” celebrated Leap Day this February by getting married. Van Dyke turns 86 this year and his new bride and current Make-Up Artist, Arlene Silver will be 40.
According to Van Dyke, “It was kinda on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it.” Van Dyke and Make-Up Artist, Silver met in Los Angeles at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards in 2006. Van Dyke was previously married for 36 years and was divorced in 1984 after a long separation. He lived with Michelle Triola, a long time companion for over 30 years until she died in 2009. Van Dyke has four children.
Bravo to 86yo Dick Van Dyke who is marrying his 40 year old sweetheart. He swept her off her feet. Then did the chimneys as well.
The couple had their Leap Day Wedding ceremony at a chapel in Malibu near the home of Van Dyke. “Despite their obvious age difference, Dick has never been happier. She brings a lot of light into his life,” Van Dyke’s publicist, Bob Palmer told ABC News. “I’m not a loner. I have to have a life partner. I found the perfect one,” Van Dyke said in an interview about his new bride. “The last couple of years we kind of fell in love and she keeps up with me,” added the Octogenarian groom.
The newly married Make-Up Artist, now mate Sliver got the final word in their interview with RumorFix, “He’s the happiest person I have ever met. He’s got an infectious spirit.”