Inside Pierce Brosnan And Wife Keely Shaye Smith's Relationship

By Mark Watson

8th August 2018

Pierce Brosnan’s Wife: A Timeline Of Their Relationship

Pierce Brosnan is one of the guys that we would like to consider as the gentleman of all gentlemen so naturally, we’ve all wondered if he’s on or off the market. Just in case we bump into him…

One thing that we can all be sure of is that Pierce Brosnan and his wife of 25 years are well and truly in love based on the fact we’ve never even heard so much of a peep of a disagreement or scandal between the two!

Brosnan first met his partner, Keely Shaye Smith, when he was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas back in 1994 and the rest is history. Then and now, the couple have been in the public eye, openly sharing their feelings on social media.

So just what do we know about their relationship?

Christmas With The Brosnans

The couple met in Mexico in 1994 at a beach party. Keely was there to conduct an interview with Ted Danson from Cheers when she ran into Pierce and reportedly hit it off immediately.

She recalls:

“He was captivating. Tall, dark, and handsome,

“Everything that everybody would immediately be attracted to. He had a mischievous sparkle in his eyes.”

Here are the two in front of the Christmas tree back in the day.


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London 1994 our first Christmas …

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Keely was born in Vallejo, California in 1963. She was catapulted to fame in 1986 after appearing in the MTV music video ‘Stuck With You’ by Huey Lewis, which spent three weeks at number one and now has quite the resumé as a journalist, author, actor, model AND TV presenter.

As an environmental correspondent for The Home Show on ABC, she gained two Genesis Awards and a Special Achievement award at the 1991 Environmental Film Festival.

Keely also acted as a gardening expert for Good Morning America and has a strong commitment to sustainability and raising environmental awareness.

Aside from that, Keely has also acted as an entertainment correspondent for the Today Show and Entertainment Tonight, appeared on Unsolved Mysteries between 1994 and 1997 and starred in Normans Corner, The Opponent and General Hospital.

The Environment Is Very Close To Her Heart

In 2018, she turned from appearing on the screen to working behind the scenes as she produced and directed the environmental documentary Poisoning Paradise; a film which demonstrates the threat of the increasing pollution which plagues Hawaii.

Keely Shaye Smith With Poisoning Paradise


The Wedding Of Pierce Brosnan And Keely Shaye Smith

Pierce Brosnan married Keely in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland in an intimate ceremony with just 100 guests.

It might have been intimate but it was still lavish as it featured a fireworks display, a seven-tier cake and even an ice sculpture. What better way to tie the knot?

Pierce said about his wife:

“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.”

“I found a great woman in Keely. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.”

Pierce Brosnan and Wife Wedding Day
Pierce Brosnan And Keely Shaye Smith on their Wedding Day

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What Do Pierce Brosnan And His Wife Get Up To?

Visiting the opera, jetting off round the world, the couple rarely sit still.

Paddle boarding, golf, painting, hiking and bike riding are amongst the Brosnans’ favourite hobbies.

The actor even recently gave the commencement speech at the UCLA graduation ceremony, sharing the stage with George Taki and Julie Dash.

Pierce even received an honorary doctorate for his environmental activism from Dickinson College.


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A night out at the opera way back when #Pavarotti

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How Many Children Do They Have?

The couple have sons together: Dylan (21) and Paris (17).

Their first son was given the name Dylan Thomas, a homage to Pierce’s father Thomas Brosnan – who was a carpenter. In 2017, Dylan walked the runway in Milan for Dolce and Gabbana.

Paris followed in his brothers footsteps also walking for Dolce and Gabbana as well as appearing on several magazine covers, including GQ and Vanity Teen.


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Seems like yesterday …happy 18th birthday Dylan

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They Donated Money To Charity Generated From Their Wedding

The couple are well-known for their charitable work.

When they wed in 2001, the couple gave magazine HELLO complete access to their reception for about £400,000, donating the entirety of the money to building schools in Tibet.

They also dedicate their time fundraising for causes such as Cancer, AIDS, animal advocacy and poverty.


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Photo of Dylan and I, by Karl Lagerfeld.

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Who Was Pierce Married To Before?

Pierce was also married to his first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who sadly passed away to cancer in 1991.

From his previous marriage, Cassie and Pierce had son Sean together whilst Pierce also adopted Cassie’s two older children Charlotte and Chris.

Sadly, Charlotte also died of Ovarian cancer in 2013.


Pierce has given thanks to wife Keely for helping him to heal. He has said:

“Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie,

“I think of her all the time. I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me.”

Pierce Brosnan Wife Keely On The Beach In Their Younger Days

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This time, the kids were left at home and the love birds enjoyed some (very well-deserved) alone time on vacation.


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When we were young(er) @keelyshayebrosnan ❤️

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The Boys All In White

In matching ensembles, Pierce Brosnan’s children want to be just like their father. Who wouldn’t want to be like James Bond?

Pierce’s first Bond movie was ‘Golden Eye’ in 1995 which became the most successful 007 film after Moonraker. 

Robert Ebert wrote:

“Brosnan as Bond is somehow more sensitive, more vulnerable, and more psychologically complete.”

Brosnan actually injured his hand just before filming started and oddly enough, his son Christopher was used as his hand double!

Pierce Brosnan With his Wife and Sons
Pierce With his Wife and Sons Christopher and Sean

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Do They Keep The Romance Alive?

Keeping the spark alive is important in any relationship and Pierce Brosnan and his wife certainly seem to have kept the flame lit.

They are far from camera shy when it comes to locking lips and Pierce is constantly praising Keely on social media.

25 years later and the couple seem just as in love as ever.

Pierce Brosnan Kissing his wife

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A More Recent Snap Of The Happy Couple

Pierce’s hair might have started to grey slightly but the couple’s chemistry has definitely not paled.

Working as a glamour model before dating Mr 007, her sleek physique was always flaunted in magazines and on red carpets.

Even six months after giving birth to son Paris, Keely had dropped the baby weight, shown by her figure-hugging wedding dress.

Her weight gain in recent years, however, has been the subject of many articles and online blogs as they speculate the reason for her weight gain. We think she still looks stunning.

Keely reportedly experimented with diets such as Atkins and South Beach to help her weight drop and after finding the right method, she lost about 100 pounds.

Pierce Brosnan Walking Together With His Wife

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Pierce always looks amazing but our attention is on Keely’s dress!

Having dropped 100 pounds, Keely looks radically slimmed down and ravishing at the premiere of Mamma Mia.

Pierce Brosnan Wife On Mamma Mia Red Carpet

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Still Protecting The Earth 25 Years Later

Here are the two at a showing of Poisoning Paradise, 25 years after it first came out.

The couple remain heavily involved in protecting the forest, coastlines and waterways.


Dylan Graduated From High School

Here is the couple with their eldest son Dylan who just graduated high school. Crazy how fast the kids grow up! Dylan absolutely towers above them.


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Next generation of film maker USC bound on graduation day from Viewpoint

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Hanging Out In Paris

What better place is there for a top-secret international spy like Pierce? Ooh la la.

She might be better known as Pierce Brosnan’s wife but she’s definitely a star in her own right!


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One Big Happy Family


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Just ❤️ and da boys…Paris, Sean, Dylan, Nicky, Pops and one little girl Marley May

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On A Yacht With James Bond

The absolute dream. Any woman would give anything to be on a yacht with James Bond. And Keely gets him all of the time.

This photo was actually snapped in Croatia during the filming for Mamma Mia by none other than Dominic Cooper.

Although, the film is supposed to take place in the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, it was actually the Adriatic not the Aegean where the film is shot, on the island of Vis, a two-hour ferry ride from Split.

In the film, Pierce actually plays the love interest of Meryl Streep; we’re not sure which couple we love more…


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Home ward bound with a Croatian Harvest Moon low above our heads and rising…Photo by @dominiccooper

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Holding Hands During A Bike Ride

Any perfect couple has to hold hands while riding bikes together. They truly look like they are the happiest couple we have ever seen.

Pierce has said:

“Thank you for the love my love of these past 25 years, onward.”

He even told People Magazine:

“My wife and I took a short road trip up to Santa Barbara—we were going for a romantic weekend and to look at houses and drink great wine.”

“We didn’t listen to any music, but we just listened to the sounds of each other’s voices and sorted out the world.”

Brosnan has said that the thing he loves most about Keely:

“She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak.”

Pierce Brosnan Holding Hands with Keely Whilst Cycling
Pierce and wife Keeley cycle their bikes holding hands


They just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and seem as happy as ever.

Family Pic With Dylan And Graduate Paris

The actor couldn’t have been more proud of his 18-year old, posting a few pics of the day on social media.

Donning his graduation cap, gown and a yellow lei, the teenage posed for pictures with his ‘very proud dad’.

Brosnan added the caption to one of his gushing posts:

“Graduation day, Dylan, Dad, Mom and the graduate Paris.❤️,” 

Paris might have finished high school but his modelling career is just beginning.

A budding filmmaker, Paris has also spent time making a short film about his trip to Sri Lanka where he documented the work being done there by the UN World Food Programme.

Speaking of the experience, Paris said:

“It was amazing to see how people who have so little are willing to share what they do have, and share the genuine connection of food, laughter, smiles and positivity.”


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Graduation day, Dylan, Dad, Mom and the graduate Paris.❤️

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A Modern Day Kiss On The Beach

Probably one of the most recent pictures in this article we see the couple at yet another beach kissing.

As we can see, the years might have passed them by but their spark hasn’t dwindled even a little. Pierce Brosnan and his wife in 2019 are definitely still a golden couple.

Pierce Brosnan Wife Kissing On Beach

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