There are many couples in Hollywood whose relationship doesn’t stand the test of time. I can imagine it’s hard to live your life under the spotlight with the world and his wife documenting your every move, not to mention the critical voices on social media.
Known for playing the ultimate charmer onscreen starring opposite many beautiful leading ladies Pierce Brosnan is often portrayed as quite the Casanova. But behind the scenes, he is the ultimate family man and devoted husband.
The relationship that Bond star Pierce Brosnan has with his journalist, author and television host wife Keely Shaye Smith is one we can all aspire to. After more than a quarter of a century together the passionate duo still only have eyes for each other.
Their marriage shows that despite fame, age, and all the physical changes that accompany it — true love never dies.
Pierce and Keely have been best friends, companions, and lovers for over 25 years now. The couple began dating in 1994 and got married 7 years after they first met at a bar in Mexico.
Keely and Pierce met when she was sent to interview Ted Danson and ended up connecting with Pierce instead.
Their very first date is something straight out of a romantic movie. According to Keely, they “sat down under the stars and he held my hand. There were fireworks going off over our heads, and Kenny Loggins was singing. We talked until 3 in the morning.”
“He was captivating,” Keely told People in 2001, according to PopSugar.
“Tall, dark and handsome, everything that everybody would immediately be attracted to. He had this mischievous sparkle in his eyes. I thought, ‘Wow! Wow!’”
Pierce immediately knew Keely was something very special.
“I love her vitality, her passion. She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak,” he said.
Pierce and Keely had a romantic wedding in Ireland, in 2001.
The idea was that the couple would tie the knot a year earlier, but then Pierce’s 16-year-old son was involved in a traffic accident in the USA. As a result, he suffered a spinal injury, and his dad postponed the wedding ceremony.
But in the end, Pierce and Keely got their dream wedding, in Ashford Castle – a stunning 13th-century Irish fortress. The newlyweds had invited 120 close friends and family to the fairytale hotel – but Pierce also paid for an intense security operation to keep media and the public away.
Raising sons together
The couple has two sons and shares a passion for nature working to prevent whaling and the destruction of our oceans’ inhabitants.
There is no doubt that Pierce and Keely were a match made in heaven – their two sons were born quite soon after the couple started dating.
Since then, Keely has continued to work hard with her own career, while also doing a great job of taking care of the kids. Keely has also beautifully taken care of Pierce’s children from his previous marriage to Cassandra Harris, who died of cancer in 1991.
Keely Shaye Smith weight
Before she met Pierce, Keely actually had a career as a model and she was also an actress back in the day. In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about Keely’s weight, especially in gossip magazines.
Everyone can probably see that she put on some weight, but who doesn’t when you get a little older? Some media reports say that Keely may have had problems with the thyroid gland, but I think she is radiantly beautiful.
“I found a great woman in Keely Shaye,” he said. “Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.”
Some tabloids estimated that Kelly gained about 70 pounds after her marriage to Pierce. Sadly, it has also got people and media to speculate that Pierce would leave his wife. And of course, it’s not easy to handle trolls who have an opinion about Keely’s appearance and fat-shames her.
But Pierce has always had his wife’s back, and he often shows his love for her in public – a testament to how much he loves Keely.
And it’s also so refreshing to have a woman in Hollywood who doesn’t use surgery to look younger. Keely seems confident in herself and Pierce loves her wife for who she is.
The years have passed and the two have changed physically, but the love, respect and affection they both feel for each other remains the same.
They are not shy about showing their love for each other and in a recent post from the former James Bond star he and his wife share a passionate kiss celebrating his birthday.
Last year, Brosnan took to Instagram to share the image and thank all those that wished him a Happy Birthday as well as his beloved wife.
“Thank you for the moon and sun and all the days of our lives together my darling heart Keely. I had a great 67th birthday. Thanks to one and all of you out there who wished me so. God bless, stay strong.”
The Mamma Mia star whose latest movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga also stars Will Ferrell, celebrated his birthday in May with champagne and surrounded by his family.
Keely also shared a photo of her and her husband on Instagram with the words: “Happy Happy Birthday to my tender hearted renaissance man @piercebrosnanofficial ✨ Wishing you love, joy, and many many more trips around the sun.”
Brosnan, who has five children and two sons with Keely – Dylan and Paris – shared a picture of him and his son Paris after a round of golf in Hawaii.
The Mrs Doubtfire star also shared a post congratulating his 24-year-old son Dylan on his graduation from the University of Southern California.
“Congratulations Dylan on your graduation and academic achievements at USC School of Cinematic Arts,” Pierce wrote. “Go forth into this new world and make it your own. Be fearless, courageous and generous. Love, Dad.”
Today a lot revolves around the physical and the material things. That’s why it’s comforting to see how Pierce and Keely’s love is permanent and real.
I love seeing these two together and wish them many more happy years and beautiful moments; they are a shining example to us all.
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