Dick Van Dyke wants to live until he's 100.

Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke

The 91-year-old actor doesn't feel "old" and is "working on" staying as healthy and active as possible in order to see in the milestone birthday in 2025.

He said: "I would like to live to be 100. I'm working on it. I dance every day and go to the gym. And emotionally, I don't feel old at all."

But the 'Mary Poppins' star wishes there were more Hollywood stars his own age still alive.

He said: "I am hungry for contemporaries. It's disturbing that there aren't many people who can remember what I do.

"I have a few people I drop by on - like Carl Reiner, my mentor and idol, he's 94. And Mel Brooks. We mostly talk about how the past affects what we're doing in the present. We see the mistakes and the roads not taken. There's very little nostalgia involved."

Dick married make-up artist Arlene Silver in 2012 and finds the huge age difference between them helps them to learn from one another.

He said: "I'm married to someone half my age. We learn from each other. Her generation questions everything. Arlene [Silver] had trepidation about marrying someone so much older, but it became inevitable. She's a singer and a dancer and we perform together, which we love."

Dick has four children, Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth, from his first marriage to Margerie Willett, and he admits the breakdown of their marriage was largely due to his work keeping him away from home for so long.

He told The Observer: "Absence does not make the heart grow fonder. My first wife and I lived apart for a year - I was working in LA and she was in Arizona. The geographical separation didn't work."

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