Dick Van Dyke Shares What Makes His Marriage Work In Spite Of 46-Year Age Difference


Dick Van Dyke and his wife Arlene Silver have a 46-year age difference. Dick is now 96 years old while Arlene is 50. Even so, their relationship works for them! They met back in 2007 when Arlene was working as a makeup artist. They developed a fast friendship that eventually turned romantic and they wed in 2012.

Dick shared the reason their marriage works so well. He said, “We share an attitude. She can go with the flow. She loves to sing and dance, which we do almost every day. She’s just delightful.”


Dick Van Dyke shares the reason his marriage works despite a 46-year age difference

LOS ANGELES – MAR 18: Dick Van Dyke, wife Arlene Silver arrives at the Professional Dancer’s Society Gypsy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA / carrie-nelson/Image Collect

They proved that in Arlene’s new music video. Dick and Arlene dance and sing in the video and look adorable together! Arlene added, “He is the most perfect human being. I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”


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LOS ANGELES – APR 24: Arlene Silver, Dick Van Dyke at the Professional Dancers Society’s Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CA / carrie-nelson/Image Collect

It wasn’t always so easy. When they began dating, Arlene was worried that people would think that she was just a gold digger. However, she said that the response to their relationship has generally always been positive.

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA – NOVEMBER 29: Arlene Silver, Dick Van Dyke at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 29, 2018 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Image Press Agency)

Dick also shared, “I sometimes forget that we’re doing a great experiment here — 46 years difference. And we work at it to some extent. There’s got to be some understanding, find out what old habits don’t work anymore. It takes some adjusting and fitting in but that’s part of the fun of it.”

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