Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dick Van Dyke, 86 Marries 40 Year Old


It is not so much that Dick Van Dyke got married last week to a 40 year old makeup artist. I am actually ok with it because they have been dating six years. If you date someone for six years, then I sense that there is something to a relationship. My whole thing is that when they started dating he was 80 and she was 34. That means she was born when he was 46. She did not become legal until he was 64. Imagine you are 34 or when you were 34 and think to yourself if you would have been hot for an 80 year old.


Because they did date so long, I don't think it is a money grab and if there are people in this world who are Furries then I have no doubts there are people out there who get turned on by someone almost 50 years older than themselves. Maybe they waited until she turned 40 so it would not sound so bad because otherwise the headline could have been 86 Year Old Man Marries 30 Something Year Old Woman .

33 comments:

Tam said...
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Cecilia00 said...

I guess I'll just sigh and say at least it wasn't a 20 year old stripper...

Tam said...

I guess he believes in the half your age plus 7 theory.

nolachickee said...

He looks like he still likes to have fun. She looks happy. Six years together and they get married - whatever, you crazy kids.

I just don't think I could handle junk as old as his. Shriveled up balls in my face - oh hell to the no. I would have to drink. A lot.

The Black Cat said...

it would be more like a companion I would think, maybe they enjoy each others company.

MISCH said...

His kids must be thrilled....can you imagine if she gets pregnant....

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I'm 50 now, and I wouldn't really want to marry an 86-year-old, but if they're both genuinely happy and enjoy each other's company, then good for them! While I'm not going to speculate very much on their sex life, I will say that one of my great-great-grandfathers died of pneumonia at the age of 80something, but the morning of the day he died, he insisted on, and got, one last go-round w/my great-great grandmother, who was 30 years younger than he was. The family joke has always been that they had to knock it over to close the casket lid... ;-)

MISCH said...

My mom has a friend who married a 78 year old (with money)...he was ill and he wanted someone around just in case, well he's 84 now and not going anywhere in the near future. Lets just say this wasn't what she had in mind.

annabella said...

they both look really really happy and they've known each other for six years now. so, there is nothing else to consider.

Bally said...

I hope they're happy together. He seems like a nice guy.

Krystal said...

Tsk tsk Dr. Sloan!

Nutty_Flavor said...

Reminds me of Tony Randall and his wife, who was in her 20s when he was in his 70s or 80s. They had a couple of kids together before he died. She still says it was a great romance.

I'm in my (late) 40s and find that it's only men in their 20s who come on to me. I can't remember the last time a guy my own age asked me out or even flirted with me. I seem to have much more in common with younger guys - outlook, interests, tastes.

Anyway, maybe Dick didn't meet many hot chicks in their 80s. Maybe he just has a "young" approach to life and had more in common with a younger woman.

nichole said...

I have to imagine that she also appreciates his personality and humor. Sometimes people forget how sexy humor can be. If he can make me laugh every day for the rest of my (his) life, go for it.

Jenn719 said...

I don't know about the two of them being together for 6 years. Wiki shows that he lived with another woman from 1976 until she passed away in 2009. So, he was in a committed relationship with someone else up until 3 years ago.

trouble bubble said...

I don't think I would ever have sex with the guy so old. I would be afraid he would die on me from heart attack every time. I gross out if some guy say that he would be happy to die this way. We talked about it with my friends at some party. And the guys super delighted with the idea. How selfish is that?

BigMama said...

Didn't Fred Astair do something similar. I thought he married a female jockey or something. Either way...ick.
Do you think his pick-up line was something like "hey, wanna see my Chimney Sweep?" or "Hey, how about we back to my place for some Chitty chitty bang bang"

*I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself."

Casual Observer said...

He always seemed like a classy guy, so I'm happy that he's happy.

paula said...

Dick Van Dyke is still a handsome man. He's funny, intelligent, and talented. I can see where he would be appealing to a younger woman. I hope they're happy!

Popcorn Sutton said...

"Hey, Wanna see my chimney sweep?" That made me laugh.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

IIRC, she started out as his makeup artist around 6 years ago, and they were simply friends for several years until after his live-in partner, Michelle Triola, passed away in '09. Apparently they started spending more time together, and at some point, things just "clicked" for them. Again, if they're happy, I'm happy for them, because God knows it's hard enough to find love these days...

shakey said...

trouble bubble - my husband knows of 2 people that happened to, and they were young (i.e. 30s/40s). So it can happen at any time.

The husband's take on this is "Good for him. At least he isn't a pedophile."

iheartjacksparrow said...

Dick was on a local morning news program last week or the week before, and he doesn't look or act 86 years old. If I had to guess, I'd say he's in his 60s at most. I have a neighbor who is 86, can barely walk, has lots of ailments and is overweight, so not every 86-year old is going to be the same. Dick has probably taken really good care of himself over the years,

EmEyeKay said...

@BigMama, you've been on a roll for days, really making me laugh. Whoever commented that it'd be fun to hang out with you - I agree.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, indeed!

DianaofThemyscira said...

My mother's first husband was 7 years older than her and her second is 14 years older and old enough to be my grandfather. I don't get it either but she's always liked older men (I would say she has daddy issues but my grandfather was probably the only genuinely good man I've ever met.)

I used to like older men too until I turned 30 and started wanting someone who was closer in age to myself so whether it was my early 20s or now my early 30s the cut off point has always been 38-40 years old.

Anyway, as long they're happy, and they do look happy, all the best to them.

ecua said...

Sorry, but I bet the only thing that clicked for her was the desire to get her hands on all his money. He might be snowed into believing she's hot and heavy for him, but get real! Yuck. 2 minutes after he's buried there'll be a mega court battle over his loot, a la Anna Nicole Smith and that old coot's kids.

EleanorRigby said...

I love me some Dick Van Dyke. I really hope that they genuinely love each other.

Syko said...

I had not realized that he had partnered up with Michelle Triola, of Lee Marvin/palimony fame.

You know, sexy doesn't stop at 60. He still looks pretty fit, has a great smile, is probably a gentleman - all that is attractive. My mom and her boyfriend were still very active in the bedroom until she was 80 and he was 89 and she had to go to the nursing home. He'd probably have visited her there and still messed around, but he'd given up driving, and his family didn't approve of him seeing her...probably afraid he'd marry her or something...so they couldn't actually get together. Anyway, I can see the attraction, and if they are really good friends who discovered a little tingle in their naughty parts, then more power to them.

Shoko Valensi said...

in 30 anda i declined a date with a 42 te old.

she looks like a decent woman not a 20te old stripper

califblondy said...

If they're happy, fine, but it seems strange after he had a relationship for so long with Michelle Triola. Yes, he still looks good and always comes across as a happy guy, but I thought he had a lot of demons?

Nola, that's too damn funny.

Sherry said...

Oh Nola..No You didn't..Between that and the chitty chitty bangbang I am dying here..funny funny!

Fawn Neun said...

I'm in my 40's and I'd totally give Dick Van Dyke a shot. Not cos of the money, but because he seems like such a fun guy to hang out with. A real sweetheart.

Kid Sis said...

I can't stand that this is fine but an older woman gets stones thrown at her. Poor Demi Moore.

Kid Sis said...

Sorry, didn't mean against CDANers, I wrote that way early in the morning and was unclear...I meant that we're trained in general to look at the photo of these two and shrug, but Demi has to be called a dried up Grandma and put in her place every time she's mentioned in the media...