Dick Van Dyke tells Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview that marrying his wife, Arlene Silver, was “one of the smartest moves I ever made.”
The television legend and the makeup artist, who wed in 2012 after meeting at the SAG Awards, have a 46-year age gap between them. But Dick has the perfect approach to dealing with it — “She’s very mature for her age and I’m very immature for my age, so it’s just about right!” he quips.
Dick and Arlene in June 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“We feel like we’re both having a second childhood,” Dick adds.
Arlene agrees. “Dick’s just fun, he’s open-minded. He’s not stuck in his ways at all. We’re both like children,” she gushed to Closer.
“He’s the perfect human being, but he’s also the perfect partner,” she says.
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