UPDATED: 11\/11\/2021 In 2016, Dick Van Dyke talked to Oprah Winfrey Network's\u00a0Where Are They Now show about his "child bride." In 2012, when Dick was 86-years-old, he married Arlene Silver Van Dyke, who is 46 years his junior. Dick saw her at the green room at a SAG Awards dinner. He said he had never approached a strange woman in his life, but he had an instinct\u00a0to go sit down and talk to her and introduce himself. Wikimedia \/ Bureau of Industrial Service Then, she became his makeup artist on a show he was on and she would drop by his home and cook him dinner or bring him food. He said she took care of him, he joked, so he had to marry her. "I was totally dependent," he teased. RELATED: Dick Van Dyke Still Works Out At 95 Years Old, Shows Off Impressive Exercise Routine As the two danced around their home in the video, Dick exclaimed that he could dance better than any 90-year-old he knows. He likes to do leg work\u00a0exercises and uses treadmills to keep in shape so he can keep dancing with Arlene. https:\/\/twitter.com\/iammrvandy\/status\/318139171631927297 Arlene said that she recognized him when she met him, but honestly didn't really know who he was. She had never seen Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,\u00a0or The Dick Van Dyke Show. He has since shown her the movies and she is a fan now. https:\/\/twitter.com\/iammrvandy\/status\/414579730055065600 Arlene and others including Dick's brother thought that there was no way it could work out between them, but they said they\u00a0have so much fun together and love spending time together. They talk all the time. https:\/\/twitter.com\/iammrvandy\/status\/307941575323967489 Funnily enough, Arlene is now a great-grandmother because Dick has great-grandkids. Dick talked about how he has a son who is 65-years-old and can't believe he is old enough to have a son that age. https:\/\/twitter.com\/iammrvandy\/status\/295667634698076160 The trick to lasting love for Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arlene Silver (@bijoubox) Dick and Arlene enjoyed two wedding ceremonies when they tied the knot: The first one, which took place on February 29, was a small chapel ceremony in Malbu, right near Dick's home. Then, on September 8, they threw a larger wedding ceremony with a "seafoam circus" theme. That kind of fun spontaneity will define what makes them tick. Fun and childish wonder act as part of the glue in their marriage, evidenced by their Halloween enthusiasm \/ Instagram The couple has faced some hurdles. Silver has had to address the 46-year age gap between them, which she simply sums up with "Love is ageless." The two have been together since 2012 and make it work by continually having fun together. Silver has said Dick is "immature in a good way" and has "the wonder of a child." After almost ten years of marriage, she says of Dick, "He\u2019s not stuck in his ways at all. We\u2019re both like children. We feel like we\u2019re both having a second childhood." Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke \/ Photo by David Acosta\/Image Press Agency \/ ImageCollect Dick echoed this sentiment, describing them as a matching set with, "She\u2019s very mature for her age, and I\u2019m very immature for my age, so it\u2019s just about right!" Together, in addition to creating a big family of humans they are also cat parents! The fun energy continues on social media as Silver has jokingly said she is "Figuring out reels with my beautiful, sleeping boy, Mango as my subject," accompanied by a video of the couple's cat, a cuddly and sleepy orange tabby. There are also videos of serenading with yet another feline family member, Mooshi the brown-gray tabby. https:\/\/twitter.com\/PetloverHermine\/status\/1233977353757511680 Though cats nap a lot, two kitty kids can be a lot to fit into their showbiz schedules - but this is a very active couple, as Dick famously keeps himself very active. In fact, he was spotted earlier in September leaving a Malibu fitness class right alongside Arlene. https:\/\/twitter.com\/DailyMailCeleb\/status\/1443803852432715787 Watch the video of Dick and Arlene Silver Van Dyke below. What do you think of Dick and Arlene being together and being married? If you liked this article, please share it!