His wife wasn't eben born yet while he appeared on the Dick Van Dyke Show...in the 1960's with Mary Tyler Moore.
Dick Van Dyke is a newlywed!
The “Mary Poppins” star, 86, tied the knot with makeup artist Arlene Silver, 40, on Feb. 29, according to RumorFix.com.
"Kinda on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it," Van Dyke explains to the gossip site.
The veteran actor first met Silver six years ago at the SAG Awards, where he said he was “bowled over by her beauty.”
He then hired her to be his personal makeup artist, and the two became friends. However, as Van Dyke explains, their working relationship eventually turned romantic.
"The last couple of years we kind of fell in love," he said. "She keeps up with me."
This is the second marriage for Van Dyke. He was previously married to Margie Willett, the mother of his four children whom he divorced in 1984. He then lived with longtime love Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until her death in 2009.
"I'm not a loner. I have to have a life partner," Van Dyke admits. "I found the perfect one."