Last week, Dick Van Dyke was engaged in a car accident in Malibu, but he was lucky to walk away with only minor wounds.
The actor reportedly smashed into a gate while driving in Malibu after losing control of his car. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources claim that when they reacted to a report of a single-vehicle accident, they discovered Van Dyke in control of a 2018 Lexus LS 500.
According to reports, the 97-year-old told the responding police that his automobile had slipped off the road because of the rain. After then, Van Dyke veered off course and crashed into the gate.
The legendary performer, a fixture on screens for many years, avoided significant harm in the incident but was left with bleeding from the mouth and nose. According to TMZ, he could have had a concussion.
Despite this, the Mary Poppins actress refused to go to the hospital and was instead treated by paramedics on the scene.
Notwithstanding the fact that there were no drugs or alcohol present, according to sources, the DMV has received documentation from the authorities seeking another test for Van Dyke. His elderly age is among the important considerations in his choice.
Given that the actor will turn 98 later this year, the sheer fact that he is still completely independent and able to get around in a car is truly impressive.
How, therefore, can the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actor continue to be so active in his latter years? Van Dyke gives his wife, Arlene Silver, credit, according to a recent interview.
There is a 46-year age difference between the husband and wife because Silver is 51. To some people, that might sound a little unusual, but the couple is incredibly happy together, and Van Dyke claimed his youthfulness was due in part to his marriage to someone much younger.
When asked what his secret was during a Yahoo! Entertainment interview, Van Dyke responded:
“It works having a lovely young wife half my age to take care of me! I attribute my optimistic outlook to my wife.
The actor added that his “genes” and a regular exercise schedule kept him going: “I still work out three days a week at the gym. And I suggest everyone to do so since tightening up and not exercising one’s muscles and lungs is what causes individuals to age. The solution is exercise.
It’s obvious that his marriage to Silver has given him a fresh outlook on life more than anything else.
We have a similar approach, Van Dyke said to Closer Weekly a year ago. She is able to adapt. We usually always sing and dance together since she enjoys doing both. She is really wonderful.
Silver, on the other hand, praised her husband as being the “most ideal human being.”
“I’ve never encountered somebody so joyful, sincere, or extraordinary. He is merely like an antidepressant.
Van Dyke had previously been in two long-term relationships. From 1948 until their divorce in 1984, he was married to Margerie Willett, with whom he had four children. Michelle Triola Marvin and he were together from 1976 till her passing in 2009.
2012 saw the union of Van Dyke and Silver, who were then both 40 years old. Van Dyke first apprehensive about the reaction of the audience to their age difference.
He admitted to Closer that he had anticipated a backlash over a rich digger marrying an elderly man, but that response never materialised.