We live in a world where different people strive to get famous and attain the status of a celebrity through their careers and accomplishments. While this seems like the tougher and longer route to stardom, there is another group of people who get to have the spotlight shine on them simply because of their association/relationship with an already famous individual. Arlene Silver belongs to the latter group of fortunate people.
Silver is an American-born professional makeup artist and is known to be excellent at her work. However, she is better known for her romantic involvement with iconic Hollywood star, Dick Van Dyke. This unique couple has a generational gap between them but they are solid proof that age is just a number when it comes to love.
Arlene Silver – Biography and Age
Arlene Silver was born on the 21st of September 1971. She was born and raised in The Bronx, New York but she moved to California as a young adult. There is currently not much information about her early life in the media. She took the name Arlene Van Dyke following her marriage to Dick Van Dyke but she is still known by her maiden name in several quarters.
Everything You Need To Know About Her
Arlene Silver’s husband Dick Van Dyke needs very little introduction. He is a world-famous veteran Hollywood star. His acting career spans over 7 decades and his fanbase cuts across different generations.
Van Dyke is an actor, comedian, singer and dancer. He became famous in the 1960s when he headlined his own self-titled sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show on the CBS network. He later headlined another sitcom The New Dick Van Dyke Show in the early 70s. His most famous movies are mainly musicals and they include Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Mary Poppins (1964), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
This highly-acclaimed Hollywood icon has won several awards including 5 Primetime Emmys, a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. He is also an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 1993.
How Did They Meet?
Though their marriage is still relatively young, the relationship between this duo dates back to the year 2006. Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke met at the catering table of the Screen Actors Guild Awards dinner and instantly became friends. Their friendship grew rapidly in the weeks and months that followed; however, it took a pretty long while before they became exclusive.
Just like with so many things about their relationship, Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke chose a peculiar date for their wedding ceremony. The couple tied the knot on 29th February, the leap day of 2012. Theirs was an intimate ceremony which took place at a chapel located near the home of the groom in Malibu, California. Much later in the year, the couple threw an extravagant reception as a follow-up to their wedding. This much more lavish reception was held in September 2012 and it was a seafood circus fantasy-themed ceremony.
The love between this couple has continued to wax strong ever since and their marriage has been full of bliss as evidenced by their intense display of affection whenever they are out on the red carpet. Arlene Silver had never been married prior to this present union but according to her, she went through so many not-so-pleasant relationships before eventually meeting Dick Van Dyke, her prince charming.
There is a whopping 46-year age gap between these two lovebirds but having overcome that, they are a sterling example that numbers don’t count when it comes to matters of the heart. There were initial doubts whether their marriage will stand the test of time but apparently, these doubts have been effectively erased.
Children and Family Life
Arlene Silver does not have a child with her husband Van Dyke nor from any previous relationship. However, she is the stepmother of his children from a previous marriage including Christian Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, and the famous Hollywood actor Barry Van Dyke.