Who is Dick Van Dyke's wife? Fans ask 'what age gap' after Arlene Silver posts cutest video
'Everybody Loves a Lover' song starring Van Dyke, Arlene Silver, Tony Guerrero and Vantastix was directed by Arlene in honor of V-day
The legendary Dick Van Dyke, 96, proved he could still act, sing, and dance in a romantic cover song, 'Everybody Loves a Lover' starring and directed by his second wife, Arlene Silver, 50, in honor of Valentine's day. The new music video also features Tony Guerrero with a trumpet solo along with the Vantastix backup singers Eric Bradley, Bryan Chadima, and Mike Mendyke.
The video begins with Arlene preening in the mirror, before walking over to her husband who was seen sitting in a floral chair. Before getting up to perform fancy footwork alongside Arlene, Van Dyke can be seen singing with gusto as he buffed his nails with panache. The snippet also shows Van Dyke exercising his trademark humor as he winked at the camera and interacted with nude statues on the set. As the video comes to an end, the pair cuddle on a loveseat and give each other sweet pecks while singing.
Who is Van Dyke's wife Arlene Singer?
Van Dyke, a four-time Emmy winner, and Arlene, a producer who previously has worked in the makeup and art departments on various projects got married in 2012, after meeting six years earlier. Dyke married Arlene after divorcing his first wife and mother of his four children, Margie Willett, in 1984 after a long separation and 36 years of marriage. Van Dyke was also in a relationship for over 30 years with actress Michelle Triola until her death in 2009.
In an interview with the Huffington Post in 2013, Arlene talking about her first meet with the legend at the SAG Awards 2006 said Van Dyke introduced himself in the green room of the event. Arlene added Van Dyke hired her to do his makeup in a few movies, and they eventually became good friends. Arlene further said she and Van Dyke dated for one year and got married in a private event at a chapel near the star’s home. The 46-year gap between Van Dyke and Arlene doesn't seem to be an issue as the couple seem to love each other's company and will soon celebrate their 10th anniversary in February 2022.
Dick Van Dyke in a 2013 interview with Parade claimed marrying Silver was one of the smartest moves of his life. He said, "She's very mature for her age and I'm very immature for my age, so it's just about right!". The 'Mary Poppins' star also spoke about singing with The Vantastix, Arlene's band since 2013. He said, "It’s kind of my retirement amusement. I don’t play golf. I have more fun singing and dancing."
The romantic cover song, 'Everybody Loves a Lover' performed by the couple in honor of Valentine's day, 2022 was filmed at Fallen Fruit’s Supershow art installation in LA. The song was originally performed in 1958 by Doris Day with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra, composed by Robert Allen with lyrics written by Richard Adler.