Relationships in Hollywood are full of excitement and complications, whether it be a fleeting romance between two teen idols or a longtime relationship gone wrong. For Pierce Brosnan and his wife, their relationship has surpassed the test of time, as they have been married for an incredible 20 years.
Every time they are spotted together, it’s evident that they are wonderfully in love. However, there has been some controversy surrounding their relationship in recent years.
When Brosnan, 68, and Keely Shaye Smith, 58, first got married, everyone was mesmerized by how absolutely stunning they were as a couple, as they were both incredibly attractive. They had met back in April 1994 and were later married in Ireland on Aug. 4, 2001. Together they have two sons: Dylan Thomas Brosnan and Paris Beckett Brosnan.
After Smith gave birth to their two children, she put on some extra weight, resulting in harsh criticism pouring in about her appearance. Maybe people were shocked to see that the former James Bond star had stayed with someone whose appearance had changed so much, but Brosnan and Smith’s love has proven time and again that it goes beyond the surface level.
No matter what anyone says about his wife or what conventional beauty standards entail, Brosnan has repeatedly shown that his wife’s beautiful personality is what matters most to him. Love is definitely not only skin deep in this relationship as Brosnan has gone above and beyond to defend his wife and their relationship to the world, no matter what either of them looks like.
Brosnan is an Irish actor most known for his role as secret agent James Bond in four of the James Bond films, including “GoldenEye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day.” He has also portrayed the character in a variety of video games in the same universe.
After leaving school at the age of 16, Brosnan went on to study at the Drama Centre in London, England, for three years. After finding work as a stage actor, he made his way to television and film, with one of his first breakthrough roles being in the TV series “Remington Steele,” which ran from 1982 until 1987. Afterward, he found more success in films such as “The Fourth Protocol” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He achieved worldwide fame and success for his role as James Bond in a series of films and was catapulted to instant stardom.
However, Brosnan has had his fair share of struggles over the course of his life. He was married to his first wife, Cassandra Harris, for 11 years before she sadly passed away from ovarian cancer. The couple had one biological son together named Sean Brosnan. Harris had two children from a previous marriage, Charlotte and Christopher, whom Brosnan adopted after their father died in 1986.
Facing so many hardships was challenging for Brosnan, but luckily he had Smith by his side to support him and help him in any way possible.
Smith has had a number of jobs over the years, including being an actress, journalist, author and television host. Some of the places people may recognize her include “General Hospital,” “Good Morning America,” “The Home Show” and “Entertainment Tonight.”