Love has no age. After Dick Van Dyke misplaced his long-time companion, Michelle Triola Marvin, he discovered one other likelihood at romance with Arlene Silver.
The Mary Poppins star met his future spouse when attending the thirteenth annual SAG awards in January 2007. Silver was working the awards present as a make-up artist. Upon their first assembly, the previous esthetician wasn’t conversant in Van Dyke’s earlier initiatives.
“I bear in mind seeing Dick on the catering desk along with his bow tie and his massive smile. Proper after I sat down, he was sitting subsequent to me. He stated, ‘Hello, I’m Dick.’ The very first thing I requested him was, ‘Weren’t you in Mary Poppins?’ I wasn’t positive,” she confessed to the Huffington Put up in October 2013. “I knew who he was however I wasn’t positive why I knew who he was. I used to be not conversant in all his work. He has a lot work I can’t imagine I missed it.”
The twosome, who’ve a 46-year age distinction, hit it off and Van Dyke went on to rent her for different initiatives he was engaged on on the time. The pair’s connection wouldn’t flip romantic till years later.
After they first met, the Prognosis: Homicide actor was in a relationship with Marvin and the duo lived collectively for 30 years. In 2009, the Broadway actress died from lung most cancers at 76. Whereas grieving the lack of his companion, Silver was by his aspect and supplied her help.
“I noticed her at a SAG Awards some years in the past, and he or she stopped me useless … her magnificence and appeal. I employed her as a make-up girl,” Van Dyke recalled in a February 2013 interview with the Huffington Put up. “That’s what she did. She made me up for a very long time, and after my girl died, in the course of the 12 months that I used to be alone, she would come over after work and both convey me meals or prepare dinner for me, do my dishes and take care of me, so I fell in love fairly onerous.”
In February 2012, the couple tied the knot on Leap Day in a non-public ceremony in Malibu. On the time of their wedding ceremony, Van Dyke was 86 and Silver was 40. The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star, for his half, was beforehand married to Margerie Willett from 1948 to 1976. The duo shared 4 youngsters: Christian, Barry, Stacy and Carrie Beth. Willet died in 2008.
Regardless of the couple’s large age gaps, Van Dyke’s youngsters welcomed Silver into their household with open arms and “fell in love together with her instantly” the Mary Poppins Returns actor admitted to the Huffington Put up.
Since their wedding ceremony, the twosome have shared many candy moments collectively together with singing and dancing at their Malibu house. In 2021, Silver helped Van Dyke arrange a TikTok account the place they publish movies of the Dick Van Dyke Present alum goofing off. In a single clip, the manufacturing assistant narrated a video of her husband exercising of their yard.
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