Of course, life is sweet.
“Mary Poppins” icon Dick Van Dyke, 96, was in high spirits as he stepped out in a “Spoonful of Sugar” sweatshirt in Malibu, Calif., on Wednesday.
The anti-aging actor was accompanied by his wife Arlene Silver, 50, as they headed for lunch after completing a fitness class at a nearby gym.
The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in February by going viral with a romantic Valentine’s Day video – but still looked like adored newlyweds as they shared a laugh as they strolled in the sunshine.
Along with the sweatshirt referencing his most famous movie role, Van Dyke kept things casual for the lunch date, donning a pair of Adidas sweatpants he likely wore for his workout.
The ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ star is famous for staying fit and healthy despite his advanced age, telling Closer Weekly that he still hits the gym three times a week.
“I have always been a sportsman and I still am. . . I go to the swimming pool and I play sports. At my age, they say to keep moving. Put me on solid ground and I’ll start tapping,” he said in an interview with the magazine in 2019.
Van Dyke revealed that he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also attributed his fit physique to “good genes”.
Meanwhile, the amorous star said the much younger Silver was also keeping him on his toes.
“I sometimes forget that we’re having a great experience here — 46 years apart. And we are working on it to some extent,” he explained. “There has to be some understanding, finding out what old habits don’t work anymore. You have to adapt and adapt, but that’s part of the fun.
Van Dyke first met Silver at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the time, he was 81 and she was just 35.
Silver spoke with Closer in a separate interview earlier this year, reminiscing about the time she first laid eyes on her husband.
“He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, “Weren’t you in ‘Mary Poppins’? We hit it off immediately as friends, so he didn’t feel like he was so much more. older than me,” she told the publication.
The devoted wife cooed further, “He is the most perfect human being. I have never met someone so happy, so genuine, so incredible. It’s like a happy pill.
The couple had been friends for several years before their relationship turned romantic.
Van Dyke said he was relieved that his fans were supporting the relationship, adding: “I thought there would be an outcry about a gold digger marrying an old man, but no one ever embraced that. attitude.”
In February, the couple showed off their fun relationship in a video released in honor of Valentine’s Day.
The pair were seen dancing to a cover of Doris Day’s 1958 song “Everybody Loves a Lover” performed by Silver’s band Arlene & the Vantastix.
Silver is Van Dyke’s second wife. The four-time Emmy winner separated from his first wife and mother of four, Margie Willett, in 1984 after 36 years of marriage.
Van Dyke was also in a relationship with actress Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until her death in 2009.