For the last 20 years of his career, Pierce Brosnan has starred in Hollywood hits like Die Another Day, Laws of Attraction and Remember Me. Fortunately for the actor, he’s had endless love and support from his beloved wife, Keely Shaye Smith.
By no surprise, the Golden Globe-nominated star is eternally grateful for his longtime spouse, whom he calls his “beautiful luscious love.” Pierce put his admiration for Keely on full display when he uploaded a tribute for her 58th birthday in September 2021, revealing they celebrated the “happiest of birthdays” by indulging in “apres swim” and “making coconut water.”
Pierce has proved time and time again how thankful he is for his marriage with the Poisoning Paradise alum. The twosome have been wed since 2001 and share their two kids: sons Dylan Brosnan and Paris Brosnan.
Keely wasn’t the first woman he experienced true love with. Prior to saying “I do” to the Opponent actress, the Thomas Crown Affair actor was married to his first wife, Cassandra Harris. The former pair wed in 1980 and became the parents to their son, Sean Brosnan, while Pierce also became the stepdad to her older children, Charlotte Brosnan and Christopher Brosnan. Tragically, Cassandra died from ovarian cancer in 1991.
“[Cassie] made me the man I am, the actor I am, the father I am,” the Mrs. Doubtfire star told People in 1992, saying he was absolutely gutted when Cassandra died at age 43. “There is an incredible cruelty in it all, losing a person you shared everything with.”
Despite being heartbroken over his wife’s death, Pierce was in for the surprise of his life when he crossed paths with Keely in 1994. “I had a great marriage which sadly had its own ending, and I was lucky enough to find love again. We were meant to find each other,” he marveled to the outlet in a later interview. “I thank God for [Keely] every day.”
Since giving love another shot with the California native, Pierce couldn’t feel like a luckier man to have Keely by his side. While celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in August 2021, the Mamma Mia! alum shared a sweet shout-out for his spouse. “Happy anniversary my darling Keely, my love forever grows with you,” he gushed.
Pierce also previously reflected on their decades-long romance in April, posting a beautiful throwback of the pair on a boat. “Like only yesterday, the years fly by my love, so many dreams with you, onwards my love,” Pierce gushed.
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