Their story proves that true love does exist.
Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye have been married for 21 years, and the actor took to Instagram to honor his wife on the special occasion. On August 5, 2022, the star uploaded a picture of himself and his wife on their wedding day.
"Happy Anniversary my love Keely, we danced that night and still dance the dance today. I could it all again, ❤️" he captioned the throwback image.
The two of them met in such an unexpected way, that it's only been seen in movies. The couple met at a beach party in Mexico in 1994, per Hello! Magazine.
Shaye was there to interview Cheers actor, Ted Danson, when she started talking to Brosnan and the pair hit it off immediately. "He was captivating. Tall, dark, and handsome," she recalled. "Everything that everybody would immediately be attracted to. He had a mischievous sparkle in his eyes."
For Brosnan, too, the feelings were mutual. He asked her out on a date, which they had a few days later. There, they sat under the stars and held hands. "There were fireworks going off over our heads, and Kenny Loggins was singing. We talked until three in the morning," Shaye revealed, per PEOPLE.
They soon began dating, but they realized long distance wasn't easy. Nevertheless, they made it work. "Wherever I went in the world I missed her, and I'd send her tickets to come so we could be together. We just seemed to fit," the James Bond star said.
Three years later in 1997, they welcomed their first child, a son named Dylan and in 2001 the couple welcomed their second, a son named Paris. The same year they welcomed their second child, Brosnan and Keely got married in Ireland. It was a super secretive affair as it took place while Brosnan was starring in the James Bond films.
While Brosnan aged gracefully with time, Shaye began to notice a lot more changes in her body, especially after two pregnancies. She'd put on some weight, but while that bothered everyone around the couple, Brosnan paid no heed to it. He was in love with his wife, inside out, and a little bit of extra weight couldn't change that.
When he was asked how he felt about her putting on a few extra kilos, the actor said, “Friends offered her surgery to reduce her weight… But I strongly love every curve of her body... She is the most beautiful woman in my eyes. And also because she had our children. In the past, I truly loved her for her person, not only for her beauty, and now I’m loving her even more [now] that she is my children’s mother, and I am very proud of her, and I always seek to be worthy of her love.”
These two are meant for each other, and here's hoping they celebrate more and more anniversaries together.
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