“I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good,” he said.
No matter how much they change, how many strands of hair turn grey, how many wrinkles appear on their face, or even how their bodies change with age, what will never change between Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith is the passion they have for each other. Even after being together for so many years, the unbreakable chemistry they have makes them seem like they are still newlyweds.
When they first met in 1994, Keely Shaye Smith thought "He was captivating. Tall, dark and handsome—everything that everybody would immediately be attracted to. He had this mischievous sparkle in his eyes. I thought, 'Wow! Wow!'" according to People. And after more than 25 years, his eyes still sparkle when he has his wife beside him.
After he lost his first wife to cancer, Pierce Brosnan vowed that he would never get married again. But Keely Shaye Smith was the one who helped him cope with the grief of his lost wife and he fell deeply in love once again.
"I know what it is like to be a widower and what it is like to find love again," Pierce Brosnan told Express. "So I know there’s hope and that you have to learn to get on with it. Ups and downs are what life is all about."
She makes him feel like he always has someone looking out for him. "Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie... I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me."
They got married in 2001 and Pierce Brosnan said about his wedding day, “I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good,” according to The Sun.
On their wedding, guests could see the effect that Keely Shaye Smith had on him as she walked in. "Before Keely walked down that aisle, he was just being Pierce, interacting with people in the church," his mother, May Carmichael said. "But when he saw her, he almost crumpled a little bit – you could see what they mean to each other. It was a wonderful moment."
Pierce Brosnan still can't grow tired of his wife and beams wide when they're together. After a decade and a half into their marriage, he told Independent in 2016, “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."
Growing old together is the one thing they are enjoying completely. They still cherish every bit of each other and seem like they wouldn't want to change a thing. As they grow older together, it only seems like their love is growing deeper.
Even fans of their relationship can see how much they value each other even through life's changes. One fan, Dixie Laite, tweeted, "She gained a lot of weight & he doesn’t care. Love that in a man!" Another fan, Alisa is a Bollywood Newbie, posted a tweet saying, "Pierce Brosnan's wife gained a ton of weight and they're still together after 25 years and he still looks in love with her so any man who says he leaves his wife overweight gain needs to step off."
To be loved unconditionally by her husband has never made his wife ever feel like she needs to change things about her. "I love my wife's curves!" Pierce Brosnan said in a magazine, according to Evening Standard. Keely Shaye Smith also told Vogue, "I never shy away from color or my curves."
Keely Shaye Smith restored his faith in love and he will always believe in it. Pierce Brosnan said, "You need to be held, you need to be loved... I was lucky to meet a wonderful, gorgeous woman called Keely and we’ve been together 19 years and that was my good fortune."