Pop Culture

Dick Van Dyke, 86, marries makeup artist, 40

March 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM ET

Frazer Harrison / Getty Images file
Arlene Silver and Dick Van Dyke arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29 in Los Angeles.


Dick Van Dyke has just become a newlywed after getting hitched to his makeup artist, Arlene Silver.

The 86-year-old "Mary Poppin"s star tells RumorFix.com that he and his 40-year-old significant other tied the knot on Feb. 29.

MORE: Robert B. Sherman, legendary Disney tunesmith behind 'Mary Poppins,' dies at 86

"Kinda on the spur of the moment, we just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it," says Van Dyke.

The veteran actor met Silver six years ago at the SAG Awards, where, according to Van Dyke, he was "bowled over by her beauty." He hired her as his personal makeup artist and the two became friends. But within the last couple of years, they "fell in love."

This is the second go-around for the song-and-dance man. Van Dyke was previously married to the mother of his four children, Margie Willett, but they eventually divorced. He then lived with Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until her death in 2009.

"I'm not a loner. I have to have a life partner," insists Van Dyke. "I found the perfect one."

Congrats, you two!

Are you a Dick Van Dyke fan? Tell us on Facebook.

PHOTOS: Celebrity Weddings

Related content: