We’re all crazy about Dick Van Dyke!
The 97-year-old shared a series of photos and videos on Instagram on Tuesday that were taken over the Father’s Day weekend and showed him celebrating with his children.
The man who played Mary Poppins has four children with his late ex-wife, Margie Willett. Their names are Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. “They had been together for 36 years.
Van Dyke is” now married to Arlene Silver, but they do not have any children together yet.
In the carousel of pictures, the star stood with his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.
“I had no idea what I was getting into when I first had kids,” Van Dyke wrote at the beginning of his comment.
“But I’m amazed and thankful that I’ve lived long enough to spend Father’s Day with some of my children, grandkids, and great-grandchildren!! All great, non-dangerous people!! And to share it all with my best gift @bijoubox in our magical fairytale @vandymanor.”
“I’m a very lucky boy,” said the famous person.
In the first clip, which shows the actor sitting on the couch with his family around him, Van Dyke asks one of his children, “Can you see everybody?” The child then asks everyone to gather around for a picture.
Then he laughs and asks if what he’s seeing is a “movie” or just a picture. He then makes a hilariously funny face at the camera.
His family does the same, which makes for a very sweet and pure moment.
The second shot is a still of the 97-year-old showing off his white teeth with other members of his family. The last shot seems to be of a small, blue beach hut.
Since it was posted less than 24 hours ago, the post has gotten over 21,000 likes and thousands of comments from fans who love the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star.
We saw Van Dyke and Willett’s children when all four of them were on shows of “The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder, and The New Dick Van Dyke Show”.
Van Dyke made a joke to CNN: “It’s one way to see your grown children. Barry’s teenage sons and my daughter Stacy were both on the show. That’s the highest level of favoritism!”
His son Barry also said that Van Dyke was just as fun when he wasn’t in front of the camera.
In 1987, on an episode of Born Famous, he said, “He was a great dad.”
“He was a child in a man’s body, and he was always listening to us…. He taught me great things, like how to make good decisions and be myself. These things were important to me enough that I’m happy and proud to give them to my children.
The National Father’s Day Committee gave the star the Father of the Year award in 1967, according to PEOPLE.
“I tried to be a good role model for my children, but I was an alcoholic for 25 years,” the Masked Singer participant told the Guardian in 2016. “When I went to therapy, I saw that I was making the same mistakes as my father.”
In the end, the veteran of the entertainment industry chose to take charge of his life again and put a lot of love and attention into his personal life.
In an interview with Yahoo from earlier this year, Van Dyke also talked about how his wife, Arlene Silver, is a big part of what keeps him looking so good.
When asked what his “secret” was for keeping so young, the actor from Mary Poppins said, “Having a beautiful young wife half my age to take care of me – that works!”
Van Dyke and Silver have been married for 11 years. They got married in February 2012, just one year after Silver moved into Van Dyke’s home in Malibu. According to the Independent, the two met for the first time at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2006. Silver was working as a makeup artist at the event, and Van Dyke was there as a guest.
He also said in the interview that his wife helps him keep a “positive attitude” and encourages him to live a healthy life by working out three times a week.
“I tell everyone to do that because not doing that is what makes people old,” he said. “It’s just that they get stiff and don’t use their muscles and lungs. “The answer is to work out.”