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Actor Dick Van Dyke has been spotted for the first time in close to year during an outing recently with wife Arlene Silver.
Van Dyke, 96, wore a “Spoonful of Sugar” sweatshirt for the outing, seemingly as a nod to his role in “Mary Poppins.”
The actor gained fame as an entertainer on television and radio. He is most known for his roles in “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bye Bye Byrdie” and more.
Van Dyke has been married to Silver since 2012. The two are 46 years apart. The musician previously opened up about the start of her relationship with Van Dyke in an interview with Closer Weekly.
Dick Van Dyke, 96, is all smiles wearing a “Spoonful of Sugar” sweater as he enjoys an outing in Malibu with his wife Arlene Silver. (Backgrid)
Van Dyke was first seen going to the gym before heading to a restaurant for lunch with Silver. (Backgrid)
“He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick,’” Silver recalled to Closer Weekly. “The first thing I asked him was, ‘Weren’t you in ‘Mary Poppins?’ We got along immediately as friends, so it didn’t feel like he was so much older than me.”
After becoming romantically involved with Silver, Van Dyke had been worried the two would receive backlash over their age gap.
“I thought there would be an outcry about a gold digger marrying an old man,” he admitted. “But no one ever took that attitude.”
Dick Van Dyke then and now.
The 46-year age gap didn’t stop them. Six years after meeting, they said “I do” in 2012.
“We share an attitude,” he told the outlet about their relationship. “She can go with the flow. She loves to sing and dance, which we do almost every day. She’s just delightful.”
Dick Van Dyke gained fame as an entertainer on radio and television. (Culture Club)
Van Dyke has been candid about enjoying his older age.
The TV star wrote a book in 2015 titled, “Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths About Aging.”
“I’m looking forward to 100,” he also admitted in an interview with “CBS This Morning.” “George Burns made it, and I’m gonna do it too!”
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.