Flashback: Dick Van Dyke ‘Just Glad To Still Be Here’ At 96

At 96 years old, Dick Van Dyke says, “I’m just glad to be here.” He was just seen leaving lunch in Malibu.

Dick Van Dyke, a famous Hollywood actor, is still going strong at age 96, and he seems to be enjoying life more than ever.

The New York Post said that Van Dyke told his fans that he was “just glad to be here” when he was seen leaving lunch with friends in Malibu last Thursday. After lunch, the star of Mary Poppins was seen running errands. At a nearby store, she bought a bottle of Neutrogena self-tanning spray.

Van Dyke is often seen around Malibu doing things like going to the gym or getting lunch with his wife, Arlene Silver, 50. In February, when they celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary, they went viral with an adorable Valentine’s Day video, which you can watch below.

Van Dyke Pays Attention to Fitness

Van Dyke is known for being in good shape, and he told Closer Weekly that he works out three times a week.

In 2019, he said, “I’ve always worked out, and I still do.” “I go to the pool to work out. People my age are told to keep going. If you put me on solid ground, I’ll start tapping.”

Van Dyke went on to say that he likes to do water aerobics, lift weights, and walk on a treadmill. He also said that he was fit because he had “good genes” and because Silver, much younger, kept him on his toes every day.

“Sometimes I forget what we’re doing here is a great experiment. And we do some work toward that,” he said. “There has to be some agreement. Find out which of your old habits no longer work. It takes a little getting used to, but that’s part of the fun.”

Watch the video below to see Van Dyke discuss his work over the past year.

Silver says that he met Van Dyke.

This year, Silver talked about meeting Van Dyke at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards when he was 81, and she was 35.

“Hi, my name is Dick,” he said. I asked him immediately if he had been in “Mary Poppins.” We were friends right away, so it didn’t seem like he was much older than me,” she said. “He is the best person in the world. I’ve never met anyone so happy, genuine, and amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”

Before they started dating, they were friends for a long time, and Van Dyke is glad his fans are so happy about their marriage.

He said, “I thought people would be upset that a gold digger married an old man, but no one ever thought that way.”

History of Van Dyke

Van Dyke was married to Margie Willett from 1948 until they split up in 1984. During that time, they had four children. In 2008, she passed away. After he divorced, Van Dyke dated actress Michelle Triola for over thirty years until she died in 2009.

Van Dyke has won four Emmys, and his shows “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” are considered classics. We’re glad that he’s still having fun as he gets close to 100, and we hope he sticks around for a long time.


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