Dick Van Dyke has been honored at Kennedy Center and fans have been celebrating this on social media. Here’s a look at who is his wife as we explore his personal life.
On June 6, Dyke was honored at Kennedy Center along with Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Debbie Allen, and Midori. Over the years, the actor has made a name for himself in the industry, and he was finally honored for his contribution. Following this news, Dyke also started trending on Twitter as people congratulated him on social media.
Who is Dick Van Dyke’s wife?
Dyke is married to Arlene Silver, who is a makeup artist. The pair got married in 2012 and have been living a happy married life since then. However, their relationship was always scrutinised for their 46-year age gap.
Despite this, the pair stuck by each other. In fact, Dyke and Arlene have always been vocal about their love for each other. The pair met when Arlene was working as a make-up artist at the SAG awards.
Speaking about their encounter, she said: “I remember seeing Dick at the catering table with his bow tie and his big smile. Right when I sat down, he was sitting next to me. He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, ‘Weren’t you in Mary Poppins?’”
Arlene admitted they became friends quickly but it took time for them to turn their friendship into romance. She recalled: “I didn’t really realize how powerful the relationship was becoming. I would come over but I didn’t want to bother him I guess. He gets so many people around him I didn’t want to be intrusive, so I would just say I’ll come over after work and we’ll have dinner, and it turns out he was looking forward to it the whole day.”
Even though people questioned their age gap, the pair proved that love does not have a number.
Dick Van Dyke gets honored at Kennedy Center
On June 6, Dyke was honored at Kennedy Center. Speaking about being honored, Dyke said: “It is not a public vote. They vote for best, real class entertainers. They pick the artists and they certainly did pick the right ones.”
He also reflected on the dances that took place during the event. He said: “There were great dancers tonight. They were doing dance numbers I couldn’t have done. I am glad I did not have that choreographer. It blew me away. All those numbers reminded me of how much fun I had over the years. I wasn’t working for a living. They were paying me to play. Everything I did, I just enjoyed it.”
The video ended with Dyke admitted that he “so happy” to have been honored.