Margie Willett is the ex-wife of famous American comedian, actor, and the producer Dick Van Dyke. The two were married for just over 36 years and had 4 amazing children before splitting up due to unfaithfulness. After getting divorced from Dyke, Margie spent the rest of her life separately before she died in 2008.
Willet is just famous as the wife of the amazing director but surprisingly she was never fond of Hollywood. Let us now get to know more about the late Margie Willett.
Caption: Late Margie with her ex-husband Dick Van Dyke.
Margie Willett: Biography
Margie Willett was born in the year 1927 and grew up in Danville, Illinois. It was there that she met her future husband Van Dyne in 1947. As per reports, the two were in love at the first sight and got engaged after dating for a month. Next, they moved to Los Angeles and got married in presence of millions. Willett even has 4 children with Dyke- Barry, Carrie, Stacy, and Christian.
Caption: Margie with her 4 children and ex-husband.
Margie has been a very private individual. For the most part, she has been able to keep her personal life away from the media and we respect her decision to do so. Despite her marriage with one of the most famous people in Hollywood, she has remained quiet and even keeps her children away from the paparazzi.
Margie Willett: Married Life
As discussed above, Margie was married to the famous Hollywood actor Dick Van Dyke. During their time as a couple, both of them were addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol. However, they were looking for treatment and went to the same rehab center.
Caption: Willet and Dyke for a photoshoot.
They were together for 36 years but the ride was never a smooth one. Van Dyke got in an extramarital affair with his agent’s secretary Michelle Triola. Dyke tried to keep this affair away from media and obviously his wife. However, he decided to come clean in 1976. After admitting what he was doing, Triola unsuccessfully sued Dyke for a six-figure sum. Next, the couple decided to split up and their relationship officially came to an end in 1984.
Margie Willett: Death and Net Worth
After getting divorced from Dyke, Margie remained unmarried and later passed away of cancer in 2009. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009 and knew she did not have a long time. The news of Willett’s death was obviously heartbreaking to Dyke even though they were no longer together.
Margie was enjoying a luxurious life which she was with the famous actor. The couple with their 4 children were leading a wonderful life and her husband had a net worth of $30 million. According to reports, she shared some of that to Margie as a part of the alimony.