Arlene Silver: Facts About Dick Van Dyke’s Wife

Arlene Silver

Arlene Silver is the wife of American actor, entertainer, and comedian Richard Wayne Van Dyke known as Dick Van Dyke. Arlene’s husband Dick has a career that spans seven decades in film, television, and stage. For his work, he has won awards, including a Golden Globe, Tony, Grammy, a Daytime Emmy, and four Primetime Emmys.

Arlene Silver: Bio Summary

NameArlene Silver
Date of birth September 21, 1971
Famous as wife of Dick Van Dyke
Gender Female
Nationality American
Parents N/A
Marital status Married
Spouse Dick Van Dyke
Occupation make-up artist

Dick Van Dyke’s wife Arlene Silver is a professional make-up artist. She has worked as a make-up artist in Hollywood for years. She has worked in the make-up department and art department of some films. She worked in the art department of Carolina.

Arlene Silver worked in the make-up department of Murder 101, The Men of Delta Farce Salute the Troops, and The Caretaker 3D. She was a makeup artist in Making the Next Three Days, The Men of the Next Three Days, and Merry Xmas, per her IMDb profile.

Arlene Silver prefers to keep details of her childhood and family away from the spotlight. According to a source, she was born on September 21, 1971, in New York. She grew up in the Bronx and later moved to California for college.

Arlene & Dick Van Dyke Met At The SAG Awards

Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke first met each other at the SAG awards in 2006. At the time, makeup artist, Arlene was working at the awards show where Dick Van Dyke was appearing. Eventually, Dick Van Dyke employed Arlene Silver for other projects he was working on.

Some years later, Arlene’s stunning looks caught the attention of the famous entertainer and romance blossomed. They started a romantic relationship. They have a 46-year age gap between them but they have decided not to let their age difference affect their relationship.

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Arlene Silver became Dick Van Dyke’s wife officially on February 29, 2012, in a beautiful wedding ceremony, in Malibu, California, USA. At the time they got married, Arlene was 40 years old while her husband Dick Van Dyke was 86 years old. The duo have been enjoying a blissful married and spotted on occasions together at public functions, and on red carpets.

Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke’s marriage has lasted for more than a decade. They have spoken about how they feel about each other. According to Dick Van Dyke, “She is the best wife. She’s made me the happiest man in the world. Our life is so good together.” Arlene also told Huffington Post:

“We take very good care of each other. But, I’m very aware that I have a national treasure on my hands … He’s the perfect human being but he’s also the perfect partner.” However, Arlene Silver is not the first woman in Dick Van Dyke’s life. He was previously married to Margie Willett.

Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett had four children: Christian Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Carrie Beth van Dyke but their marriage failed. Dick was in a relationship with his longtime companion Michelle Triola Marvin until she died in 2009.

Arlene Silver & Her Husband Perform Together

Arlene Silver is a singer and dancer just like her husband Dick Van Dyke. Singing and dancing have also played a role in their union as they both love to do it. It is one of the things that has bonded them. The couple perform together in the Vantastix, a cappella group Van Dyke formed years ago.

Mostly we sing and dance together,” Dick Van Dyke told the Malibu Times. In the same interview, Arlene Silver said: “I’ve learned so many songs with Dick. Countless”. “He loves to sing all the time, and since we can’t always have a band here or the Vantastix, I always want to keep him singing. This particular song was suggested by Shirley Van Dyke, Jerry Van Dyke’s widow.

The minute I heard it, I said, ‘Wow. This is really cool.’ I liked it right away. Dick loves contrapuntal [music with two or more independent melodic lines], so it was just perfect for that too.” Also, Dick Van Dyke told PEOPLE: “Singing is so great, there’s nothing like it. You can’t sing and be depressed at the same time, he said.

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He added that: “My wife is a good singer and dancer so there’s a lot of singing and dancing going on around here, I got up the other morning, she was in the kitchen doing the dishes and she had her tap shoes on, and she was tap dancing while she was doing the dishes!, That’s my kind of girl,” he stated.

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