Richard Wayne Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer, and producer. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke; his entertainment career has spanned seven decades. Professionally known as Dick Van Dyke, he is regarded as an outstanding actor in the Hollywood industry and his currently married to Arlene after Margie Willett, the wife of Richard, died in 2008.
Today Margie Willet is not among us, but her love life with Dick is the memorable one. Dyke is her first love, and she died loving only Van Dyke. But there is a huge twist to their love story. What is that? Let's find out their story in detail.
To begin; Margie Willett and Dick Van Dyke's love story began in the year 1947 when they met for the first time.
The couple began dating for one month after knowing each other, and soon they came to a decision to get married. They tied the knot on 12 February 1948.
Former Margie Willett with her husband, Dick Van Dyne Source: Pinterest
Unfortunately, after a few years of their marriage, the couple's relationship came to an end. They got divorced on 4 May 1984.
But surprisingly, though their marriage failed, the couple stayed with each other for thirty-seven years. The pair was blessed with four children from their relationship; Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth.
Dick Van Dyke with his former ex-wife Margie Willett and their four children Source: Pinterest
Well, the reason behind their divorce was claimed to be Dick Van Dyke's extramarital affair with girlfriend Michelle Triola.
Dick Van Dyke with Michelle Triola Source: Pinterest
Margie Willet died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, and it deeply affected Dyke even though they were not together. Let's see what he has to say about the death of his ex-wife, Margie Willet;
"Even though we were long divorced, with her death I lost a part of myself,"
Well, the life does not stop for Dick, and he is now married to another woman, Arlene Silver who he met in 2006.
Dyke and his second wife Arlene Silver had their first encounter at a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards dinner in 2006.
They started to like each other right after he first met her and later ended up dating her. Do you want to know something surprising? The couple has 46-years age difference.
Dick Van Dyke with his second wife, Arlene Silver Source: Pinterest
Despite their huge age gap, the couple to tie the knot and is happy together. The pair married in 2012 and ever since their marriage, the couple is living together happily. Seems that has gotten over the death of his ex-wife Margie Willet.
People made numerous assumptions about their relationship that it would fail, but Dick Van Dyke has proved all the speculation wrong.
Best Wishes to the couple!