Dick Van Dyke, 86, Marries 40-Year-Old Makeup Artist

Posted on March 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Exclusive Exclusive Reporting By Erin Humphrey RumorFix has learned exclusively that Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke, 86, married his makeup artist on Leap Day. The Mary Poppins star tells RumorFix he met 40-year-old Arlene Silver six years ago at the SAG Awards. "I was in the green room and she passed through and I was bowled over by her beauty," Dick reveals to RumorFix exclusively. PREVIOUS: Dick Van Dyke On Dancing With The Stars? The octogenarian then hired her to be his personal makeup artist and they became friends. "The last couple of years we kind of fell in love," he tells us. The healthy TV and film star says, "She keeps up with me." PICTURES: Dick Van Dyke Looking Healthy & Happy Then on February 29th, the Diagnosis Murder star decided to take the plunge, "Kind of on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it." Arlene tells RumorFix, "He's the happiest person I ever met. He's got an infectious spirit." Dick, who couldn't stop smiling during our interview,  says being a newlywed in his 80s is "Wonderful. Wonderful." The actor/dancer/singer, who has been in committed relationships since 1948 confesses, "I’m not a loner. I have to have a life partner. I found the perfect one."  

  • 17 Responses

    1. Kamasutra says:

      omg this is precious!!!

    2. Carol111563 says:

      He was 46 when she was born. Ewwwwww

    3. aemish says:

      awwww!  Finally an older gentleman you can genuinely feel happy for

    4. Sdc says:

      aemish, not your business, or your concern

    5. Jess says:

      My ears were bleeding but them being cute compensates for it!

    6. Janet says:

      Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix performed last weekend at one of the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational evening events out in the Palm Springs area and she joined in with some great vocals of her own. They both looked so happy, the crowd was cheering.

    7. JohnPA2006 says:

      Mr. Van Dyke can do whatever the heck he wants.

      He’s a cool cat in my book whatever he wants to do.its not like she’s 16 like that other famous dude from LOST 
      Good for you Dick.

    8. Vfd says:

      Awesome. All men should have a wife 46 years younger, obviously.

    9. Carol Mattingly3 says:

      People marry for different reasons.  If they have found happiness together, it means that each one is giving the other something they need.  People are different as are marriages.  God bless and be happy!

    10. guest on this planet says:

      looks like her grandfather

    11. Anonymous says:

      Marriage is a contract to give your “mate” access and ownership of HALF of your assets. And, there is NEVER a reason to do that in the new millennium.  Don’t do it! You will wind up in court, fighting for your life if it doesn’t work out. And, the mate, most times a female has the upper hand because the court system is corrupt.

    12. Strooper33 says:

      his makeup looks like crap

    13. SteveC says:

      I was cracking up with the singing. And she ain’t bad looking.  Way to go Dick!!

    14. SteveC says:

      I was cracking up when they were singing that song, and she isn’t to bad looking.  Way to go Dick!!

    15. guest says:

      She has daddy issues she needs to fix.

    16. MHC says:

      Waiting for haters to say it’s his money that she’s after or call this “creepy”.

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