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

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

Dick Van Dyke is a newlywed!

The 86-year-old legendary actor wed Arlene Silver, his 40-year-old makeup artist, at a ceremony on Leap Day (February 29), they confirmed to RumorFix.

The duo met at the SAG Awards about six years ago. “I was in the green room and she passed through and I was bowled over by her beauty,” Dick said.

“He’s the happiest person I’ve ever met. He’s got an infectious spirit,” Arlene said.

Dick was married to Margie Willett from 1948 until 1984. He later lived with his longtime love, Michelle Triola, for 30 years before her death in 2009.

Congrats to Dick and Arlene!

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  • sillyme

    Oops, Jared, leap day was Feb 29, not March 29.

    And, ew, 46 year age difference??? Money is the only reason someone that young would marry someone that old. Bet she’ll pop out a kid as quickly as possible.

  • jj

    She’s no dummy. He’ll be dead in a couple of years and she’ll get everything. She’s nothing to look at, I’m sure with his money and limited shelf life he could have picked up a 20 something playmate.

  • Glow

    Well at least he believes in “long term” relationships, but with him being 86 time ain’t on your side girlie!

  • Rocky


    What a complete ass you are!!

  • Rocky


    God some of you women are just so f**cking negative. Your bodies must be full of sh**!! Go to the bathroom and let it you.

  • jj

    Hey Glow, not hard to make a long term commitment when your long term outlook is days or weeks.

  • One love

    Woh woh woh!! Wait a second! If they met SIX years ago, it means it was back in 2006? ….. Now, if he lived with his “longtime love Michelle Triola until her DEATH in 2009″ it means what it means, right? : he was “bowled over by her beauty” back then even if he was living with another woman he so tenderly loved, yet he was already thinking about banging THAT make up artist!!!! Sorry to point this out in such a raw manner but…. this just strikes me O.O

  • Sheila


    Instead of wishing someone who is an icon in America and has all his facilities best wishes some ladies, and I use the word lightly, are just evil. They should work for one of our British newspapers. We have enough of those slappers as it is.

  • Gossipgirl

    I love him! Wish him all the best, he is a tv icon!

  • Lena

    What the hell is wrong with you people? What happened in your lives that made you so bitter? I don’t know who these two are, but I wish them happiness. I didn’t realize that older people cannot be in love! You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. I mean, REALLY.

  • allen

    oh but this isnt the only time he did this by what the story says. he was with his wife until 1984. he was with his girlfriend and lived with her for 30 yrs till 2009, that means he met her in 1979 while he was still married. and then turned around and cheated on her with this one in 2006. lets call it like it is. he is a serial cheater

  • Whatever

    @Lena: Would you say that if the tables were turned and the woman was 86 with a 40 year old man? Just curious.

    If there is one thing I’ve noticed it’s the double standards. I bet people would call him her “toy boy”.

  • Elle

    creepy. there’s less of an age gap between me and my father.

  • Lena

    @Whatever: Before you insinuate I have double standards you should probably hear my answer. She’s not a twenty year old figuring trying to figure herself out. She’s forty years old. And if you really must know, if the roles were reversed I’d still find it lovely. I actually believe in equal treatment. I’m afraid we can’t all bitter and cynical like you dear. Good luck going through life with that attitude. I personally wouldn’t want to, seems rather sad. But to each his own I guess.

  • One love

    @allen: Yeah, that’s what I thought so!!

  • Ellgy


  • rdkoski

    Big deal. After 40, who cares? He’s been in two very long term relationships. He’s not dead yet! He’s looking good. Why shouldn’t he find and accept love, wherever it comes from?

  • Alicia

    He seems like a great guy but why when you are 40 yrs old want to have sex with an 86 yr old man- ewwww

  • opinionated

    I am a 38 yr old woman- so almost 40-from my perspective- age 40 to age 86? huge difference! if a 60 yr old marries a 86 yr old that is one thing but 40 is still quite young.

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    This is the typical Hollywood pattern – the older successful male star always marries a (much) younger woman. But as the Sheryl Crow song says……………If It Makes You Happy…

  • Whatever

    @Lena: I wouldn’t want to walk around being a defensive rude jerk, either, which you are being. I never said YOU personally had double standards so take down that guard of yours. I was curious because many people DO have double standards if you haven’t noticed.
    I am 20 years old but I know 40 is still a young age and not everyone has it figured out by then.

  • jen

    It’s probably already in the oven. He”ll probably die soon and she’ll be “set” for life. No fool like an old fool is definitely true. Does he really think she’s “in love” with him? Men have such big egos , he probably does!

  • jen


    Not as negative as you are naive!!

  • Manfield

    What happened in your lives that made you so bitter? I don’t know who these two are, but I wish them happiness. I didn’t realize that older people cannot be in love! You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.