The couple first met in 1994, and got married in 2001. They have been together since.
Pierce Brosnan has been married to Keely Shaye Smith since 2001. Recently, the star's wife turned 59 and Brosnan didn't miss an opportunity to wish Smith on social media. He took to Instagram to share a photo of him with his loving wife of 21 years, wishing her a happy birthday on September 26, 2022. The pair were seen embracing each other in the sweet picture and in the caption, he expressed his love for her. The former model looked stunning as she rocked a bare face and sported a lovely pink flower on her ear. Brosnan's short but sweet message to his wife read, "Happy Birthday my darling @KeelyShayeBrosnan. I love you dearly. So many years of love, life, work, and play. Onwards we go!"
Brosnan, best known as the fifth James Bond, and Smith, an American journalist, and former model, has never shied away from expressing their love for each other on social media.
The couple recently celebrated 21 years of togetherness, and on August 5, 2022, the star uploaded a picture of himself and his wife on their wedding day. "Happy Anniversary my love @keelyshayebrosnan. We danced that night and still dance the dance today. I could do it all again. ❤️," he captioned the throwback image. Their love story is one that seems straight from the movies, as the two met in such an unexpected way. 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 child, a son named Paris. The 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.
These two are meant for each other, and here's hoping they celebrate more and more birthdays and anniversaries together.
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