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6. His wife is half his age

Van Dyke's third wife, Arlene Silver is 46 years his junior.

The two first met in the green room of the Screen Actor Guild Awards dinner in 2006, where Silver was working as a makeup artist.

Although Van Dyke's name carried clout in the world of show business, he couldn't exactly rely on his star power in his first meeting with Sterling.

"I knew who he was, but I had no idea why I knew who he was," Stirling admitted to the Huffington Post. "I never saw 'Mary Poppins.' I never saw 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.' I never saw 'The Dick Van Dyke Show.'"

Despite that generational gap, Van Dyke insists they're a match. "We don't feel the age gap. I'm emotionally immature and Arlene is very wise for her age, so we meet in the middle."

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