December 22, 2023

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Is Dick Van Dyke married? All about actor's wife

Dick Van Dyke's life and career was celebrated by CBS special 'Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic'

By Javeria Shahid December 22, 2023
Dick Van Dyke, whos career spanned over seven decades in the media industry, turned 98 on 13 December
Dick Van Dyke, who's career spanned over seven decades in the media industry, turned 98 on 13 December 

Dick Van Dyke who recently turned 98 is married to Arlene Silver.

At first the legendary actor tied the knot with Margerie Willett in 1948, however in a twist of fate the couple got divorced after 40 years of marriage in 1984.

Later he fell in love with Michelle Triola and their relationship lasted for over three decades. 

However, in 2009 she died of cancer.

After her demise Dyke found love again in the arms of Silver, 52, and the couple exchanged marital vows in 2012.

Who is Arlene Silver? Highlights from the couple’s love story

2006

The two crossed each other’s path for the very first time in 2006 at the SAG Awards when Silver was working as a makeup artist and Dyke attended the event as a guest.

The two have a 46 year age gap
The two have a 46 year age gap

2009

After Dyke’s partner Triola, 76, died silver became a shoulder for him to lean on while he grieved the loss of his long-term romance.

Sometime later the two started dating. The Mary Poppins star shared to PEOPLE, “Arlene would come by after work and bring me food," and continued "She was such a support, I fell in love."

Arlene Silver supported Dick Van Dyke after his long time girlfriends death
Arlene Silver supported Dick Van Dyke after his long time girlfriend's death

2011

Almost after two years of dating the Carolina actress moved into Dyke's residence in Malibu.

Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver started dating in late 2009
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver started dating in late 2009

2012

The following year, the love birds tied the knot on 29 February in an intimate wedding ceremony and Silver who was 40 at that time broke the stereotype by donning a fuchsia wedding gown, as per Hollywood Reporter.

Later in September the couple had a second larger wedding with a "Seafoam Circus" theme

a photo from Van Dyke and Arlenes second wedding ceremony
a photo from Van Dyke and Arlene's second wedding ceremony 

2018

The loved up couple never shied away from sharing their love for each other openly and attended many events together over the past two decades including 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns.

The couple at 2018s Mary Poppin Returns
The couple at 2018's Mary Poppin Returns

2021

Silver also joined the four-time primetime Emmys winner, when he was honored at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors.