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, California, on Wednesday.
The anti-aging actor, accompanied by his wife Arlene Silver, 50, headed to lunch after completing a fitness class at a nearby gym.
The couple celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in February Go viral with a romantic Valentine’s Day video – but still look like beloved newlyweds as they laugh as they stroll through the sun.
Aside from the sweatshirts referencing his most famous movie characters, Van Dijk kept things casual on his lunch dates, donning the Adidas sweatpants he probably wore to his workouts.
The ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ star is known for staying in shape and fit despite her advanced age, told weekly closer He still goes to the gym three times a week.
“I’ve always been an exerciser and still am…I get into the pool to work out. At my age, they say keep going. Put me on solid ground and I’ll start digging,” he said in 2019. magazine interviews.
Van Dijk revealed he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also attributes his healthy physique to “good genes.”
Meanwhile, the Charmed star said the much younger Silver also kept him on his toes.
“I sometimes forget that we had a great experiment here—a 46-year difference. We were kind of committed to it,” he explained. “There has to be some understanding, figuring out which old habits don’t work anymore. It takes some adjustment and adaptation, but that’s part of the fun.”
Van Dijk first met Silver at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the time, he was 81 and she was only 35.
silver with Closer in a separate interview Earlier this year, recalled the moment she first saw her now-husband.
“He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, ‘Aren’t you on ‘Mary Poppins’? We immediately got on like friends, so it didn’t feel like he was much older than me,” she told the publication.
The devout wife grumbled further: “He’s the most perfect man. I’ve never seen someone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s like a happy pill.”
The couple were friends for several years before their relationship became romantic.
Van Dijk said he was relieved that his fans supported the relationship, adding: “I thought there would be an outcry for a gold prospector marrying an old man, but no one ever took that attitude.”
Back in February, the couple Their amusing relationship is shown in a video Released in honor of Valentine’s Day.
The duo was seen dancing cover One of the 1958 Doris Day songs “Everybody Loves a Lover” by Silver’s band Arlene & the Vantastix.
Silver was Van Dijk’s second wife. The four-time Emmy winner and his first wife and mother of four, Maggie Willett, split in 1984 after 36 years of marriage.