December 27, 2023

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Everything to know about Dick Van Dyke's children

Dick Van Dyke is a father to four children, whom he shared with ex-wife Margie Willet

By Javeria Shahid December 27, 2023
Dick Van Dyke was recenlty honored by the CBS followed by his 98th birthday
Dick Van Dyke was recenlty honored by the CBS followed by his 98th birthday 

Dick Van Dyke, recently turned 98 and was honored by CBS with Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic special, is a father of four adult children.

PEOPLE confirmed that the actor, who played the iconic role of Bert in Disney classic Mary Poppins, welcomed two sons, Christian and Barry, and two daughters, Stacy and Carrie Beth, with late ex-wife Margie Willet.

The couple tied the knot in 1948 on radio show Bride and Groom, the entertainer told the Guardian, and got divorced after spending three decades and six years together.

Dyke and Willet became parents for the first time in 1950 with the arrival of their eldest son and first born, Christian Van Dyke.

Christian, 73, was followed by brother Barry Van Dyke, 72, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie Beth Van Dyke, 68, and 62, respectively.

Everything to know about Dick Van Dykes children

As per MeTV, all the children made their screen debut at a very young age and were featured in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder and The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

The four Primetime Emmys winner gushed over his kids in an interview with USA Today, saying, "They [his children] all turned out great, I’m happy to say".

"Not a horse thief in the bunch," he added in 2011.

Is Dick Van Dyke still married?

At present, Dyke is married to Arlene Silver; the couple exchanged marital vows in 2012.

Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver loves to sing and dance the actor shared at the Masked Singer
Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver loves to sing and dance the actor shared at the Masked Singer 

After his divorce with Willet, he got romantically linked to Michelle Triola. The two never tied the knot however spent over three decades together.

Willet passed away in 2007 due to pancreatic cancer and two years later, Triola succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 77.