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Dick Van Dyke Sweetly Praises Wife Arlene Silver Ahead of His 98th Birthday: 'You Look Like a Movie Star'

The couple got married on Leap Day in February 2012

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty</p> Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Silver

Paul Morigi/Getty

Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Silver

Dick Van Dyke can’t keep his eyes off his love!

The acting legend sweetly praised wife Arlene Silver in a video shared Friday, which was filmed backstage at the taping of his upcoming CBS special in celebration of his 98th birthday.

In the Instagram Story clip, shared by photographer Laura Johansen, Van Dyke — who turns 98 on Dec. 13 — smiled as he looked over at his glamorously-dressed wife while sitting in a chair in a dressing room.

“You look like a movie star,” he told Silver, 52, as another voice asked, “Doesn’t she?”

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Van Dyke shared a sweet moment with his wife at the taping of his CBS birthday special
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Van Dyke shared a sweet moment with his wife at the taping of his CBS birthday special

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“She really does, doesn’t she?” replied Van Dyke, as Silver, who stood on the other side of the room wearing a navy-blue gown and cape, smiled back at him.

“I saw her first!” the actor then jokingly added.

Van Dyke and Silver got married on Leap Day in February 2012. The pair met at the SAG Awards in 2006, where Silver worked as a makeup artist.

She fell in love with the Mary Poppins star after she supported him following the death of his longtime love, Michelle Triola, who died from lung cancer in 2009.

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty</p> The acting legend celebrates his 98th birthday on Dec. 13

Paul Morigi/Getty

The acting legend celebrates his 98th birthday on Dec. 13

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In another video posted Friday, Van Dyke performed a quick dance number backstage as he used his walking stick as a prop.

The star was seen sidestepping briefly as he flashed his signature movie star smile, while the opening song to The Dick Van Dyke Show played.

“Just keep moving,” the caption read. “Dick’s secrets to living well: Positivity, don’t go down the stairs sideways, and just keep moving! #dickvandyke #dvdturns98 #justkeepmoving @cbstv.”

Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Van Dyke is set to star in his CBS birthday special which airs Dec. 21
Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Van Dyke is set to star in his CBS birthday special which airs Dec. 21

Van Dyke is set to be honored in the CBS birthday special, Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic, which will air on Dec. 21.

The two-hour special will celebrate the legendary career of the star and feature music and dance spectacles, including songs from Van Dyke’s classic films Bye Bye Birdie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, along with special guests and a magical holiday number, the network stated in a release.

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“I started with CBS under contract in 1955 with the CBS morning show, then The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder,” Van Dyke said of the upcoming special in a statement. “I’ve been with the CBS family for almost 70 years, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

“I’m incredibly honored that CBS will be throwing a 98th birthday special for me,” he added. “Can’t wait to be part of the show!”

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