DICK VAN DYKE MARRIES WOMAN HALF HIS AGE

Published on: March 9, 2012
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DICK VAN DYKE MARRIES WOMAN HALF HIS AGE

DICK VAN DYKE, 86, has wed his makeup-artist-turned-girlfriend ARLENE SILVER, 40.

"The last couple of years we kind of fell in love," Van Dyke tells RumorFix.com of how the two became more than just friends. "We're looking forward to a long and happy marriage!"

The couple, who met six years ago, tied to knot on Feb. 29. "It was on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it," the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Diagnosis Murder" star explained.

Van Dyke has four children from his first marriage to Margie Willett which lasted from 1948–1984. He then shared his life with companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009. "I'm not a loner. I have to have a life partner. I found the perfect one," he added.