Fans grew concerned when Darcey Silva and Stacey Silva hinted that their father, Mike Silva, is sick during a season 4 episode of Darcey & Stacey. Keep scrolling to find out everything we know about his health scare, updates and more.
Did ‘Darcey & Stacey’ Star Mike Silva Suffer a Health Scare?
In a teaser that aired after the March 13, 2023, episode of the reality show, the twin sisters hinted that Mike was dealing with health issues.
“Something’s happening to Daddy. And we aren’t really truly aware of the magnitude of it,” Darcey explained during a teaser clip for the rest of season 4 shared by TLC, though she did not further elaborate.
Stacey tearfully added, “I’m supposed to get married in a couple days, but I can’t even think about that.”
Mike’s health scare was eventually explained in a teaser clip for the April 3, 2023, episode.
“Dad had a stroke,” Darcey explained. “It’s very scary.”
Are Darcey and Stacey Silva Close With Mike?
The TLC personalities have a close bond with their father, who is regularly featured on Darcey & Stacey.
In addition to Darcey and Stacey, he shares his late son, Michael, with his ex-wife, Nancy Silva.
While Mike previously spent a lot of time working abroad in China, he became more regularly involved in his family’s lives when he retired during season 2.
“Best part about being a grandfather is to be around for the little things,” the proud grandpa said during an August 2021 episode. “Having this quality time, bonding time, are the events that will stay with me for the rest of my life and hopefully build our relationship closer.”
On the show, Mike has been known to share his candid thoughts about the men his daughters’ date.
During a February 2022 episode, he admitted that he was upset Darcey became re-engaged to her now-ex, Georgi Rusev.
“I’m f–king blunt. This is not great,” Mike said about Darcey’s plan to marry Georgi during a joint wedding with Stacey and her husband, Florian Sukaj. “Darcey, why are you getting f—ing married? This is f–king bulls–t.”
He continued to express his frustrations in a confessional, adding that he was “baffled” by Darcey’s decision to marry Georgi.
“It just makes no sense to me. So, maybe I have no right to [say something], but I’m her father. I’ll tell her what I think,” he told the cameras. “She’s making a big mistake.”
Luckily for Mike, Darcey never went through with the marriage. She confirmed her split from Georgi in February 2022.
What Have the Stars of ‘Darcey & Stacey’ Said About Mike’s Health?
Near the end of Stacey and Florian’s joint bachelor/bachelorette weekend in New York, the twins learned their father suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital.
“He takes very good care of himself so I’m just shocked that something is happening to him,” Darcey tearfully told cameras during the March 27 episode, before revealing they decided to immediately leave. “Nothing else matters. I want him to be OK.”
After the twins reunited with Mike, Stacey and Florian made the decision to move their wedding from Miami to Connecticut so their father wouldn’t have to travel.
“If you’re not there to walk me down the aisle, then it just doesn’t make sense,” Stacey explained during the April 3 episode to her dad. In a private confessional, she admitted that although the wedding was “a few days away,” all she wanted to do was be there for her dad.
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