He’s showing everyone how it’s done! On Thursday, July 19, Pierce Brosnan celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, in the best way imaginable. The actor took to Instagram to post a pic of himself embracing the love of his life as they both shared a laugh.

“Thank you for the love, my love of these past 25 years, onwards… ?❤️,” he captioned the photo. Pierce, 65, and Keely started dating back in the mid-1990s and later tied the knot in August 2001. He was previously married to Cassandra Harris, but the actress sadly died of ovarian cancer 11 years after they married in December 1980.


Grieving Cassandra’s passing was incredibly hard for Pierce but he’s admitted that Keely helped to heal his broken heart and find love again. “You have to trust and follow your heart,” the actor previously told Closer Weekly. “When Keely looks at me, I go weak. I love her vitality, her passion. She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without.”

Unlike her husband, Keely spends her time away from the Hollywood spotlight. As a former journalist, Keely met Pierce through her job in the 90s, just a couple of years after Cassandra died. Unsure on whether or not he could love again, Pierce decided to take a chance on Keely and they have been crazy about each other ever since.

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Pierce and his late first wife, Cassandra.

“She has been a supportive and wonderful addition to his life,” an insider previously revealed to Closer. “Keely is understanding of his past, is not threatened and is just a truly loving presence.” Happy Anniversary, Pierce and Keely — wishing you many more happy years together!