Regardless of their age difference, Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver, have a love that is beyond imagination. The couple has a 46-year age difference, which is rather exceptional.
People have been searching for Arlene Silver since their dancing video went viral. You will discover more about her in this article.
Arlene Silver is not only a great dancer, but she is also a professional makeup artist, who came into prominence after she got married with Dick Van Dyke.
Who is Arlene Silver?
Born on September 21, 1971 in New York, United States and she also grew up there. As of now, she is 50 years old. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
She spent her teen years in the Bronx then she moved to California to pursue her undergraduate degree at California University.
She quickly advanced in her desired field after working hard when she was in the makeup department on the sets of numerous films. Arlene had a natural talent for beauty and makeup.
As a Professional Makeup Artist
She went on to become a professional makeup artist and eventually established herself in the Hollywood industry. She has worked in a number of films, including:
- Carolina (2003)
- The Men of Delta Farce Salute the Troops (2007)
- Hacienda Confidential (2007)
- Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses (2007)
- Making Witless: The Cast On The Cast (2008)
- Murder 101: New Age (2008)
- Die Laughing (2008)
- The Caretaker 3D (2010)
- Merry Xmas (2015)
Arlene Silver is a productive and talented person who is well-known in her field. She had no idea that she would meet the love of her life in her profession, which is understandable.
How Did Arlene Silver Meet Dick Van Dyke?
Silver, who is a producer as well as former makeup artist, first saw Dick Van Dyke in 2007 at the 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards, when he was honoring Julie Andrews with a lifetime achievement award.
While she was working there as a makeup artist, Richard Wayne Van Dyke, known as ‘Dick,’ first met Arlene Silver and he was enthralled by her amazing beauty.
Dyke approached her and tried to talk to her by introducing himself. Dyke said on the ‘Oprah Show: Where Are They Now?’ that he had never approached a stranger in his career.
Silver, surprisingly, recognised him as the star of ‘Mary Poppins,’ but she didn’t know anything about him. They became friends after striking up a chat and fell head over heels for each other.
Dyke hired Silver as his makeup artist just to keep her closer. Their connection progressed to a new level. They chose to marry after six years of dating.
Dyke jokingly referred to her as his ‘child bride,’ despite their 46-year age gap. He described the choice as ‘one of the smartest moves he has ever made’.
“It’s one of the smartest moves I ever made. She makes me happy. She’s very mature for her age, and I’m very immature for my age, so it’s just about right!,” Van Dyke said about his wife, Silver.
The couple exchanged their vows on February 29, 2012, on leap day, in a quiet ceremony at a Malibu church. Despite the fact that they were profoundly in romance, their age gap drew an amount of publicity.
Past Life of Van Dyke
This was not, however, Van Dyke’s only marriage. He was married for the second time. For the first 30 years of his life, he was married to the late Margie Willet. After a six-year break, their marriage terminated in 1984.
Barry, Christian, Stacy, and Carrie were their four children. After that, the iconic actor had another thirty-plus year romance with actress Michelle Triola, who died of lung cancer in 2009.
Richard Wayne Van Dyke is an award-winning actor, comedian, writer, singer, as well as dancer from the United States with a seven-decade career in cinema, television, and theater.
Van Dyke started his professional career as a radio and television personality, as well as in nightclubs as well as on Broadway.
He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the original movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1961, starring Chita Rivera.
He got his biggest role in the movies such as Mary Poppins (1964), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He also appeared in a hit film Night at the Museum.
Van Dyke has five Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and a Grammy Award under his belt, and he was entered in the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.
In 2013, he earned the SAG Life Achievement Award, the highest award bestowed by the Screen Actors Guild. He is called a Disney Legend and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The star of the Hall of Fame is located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard. Van Dyke also received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021.
The Ageless Love of Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke
Nobody could keep a 96-year-old veteran Hollywood actor from dancing to the music, and his 50-year-old wife, Arlene Silver, couldn’t stop him. No one else can match Van Dyke’s level of sophistication.
The song that was played in the video is a cover of Doris Day’s 1958 classic “Everybody Loves a Lover.” That song is performed by Arlene Silver & the Vantastix, Dick Van Dyke’s wife’s band, in the video. The couple were seen dancing to the beat on Valentine’s Day.
Arlene Silver started a three-minute duet by serenading the popular love song whilst checking herself out in the mirror that has received over 100,000 views on YouTube since the day it was released.
In a video, when the singer and producer approaches her spouse, Dick Van Dyke, who is polishing his nails in a floral-themed chair, everything becomes wonderful and his expressions in the video were priceless.
The Mary Poppins actor marches up to his partner and begins executing the two-step as well as other spectacular synchronized and well-choreographed moves after singing out a few lyrics.