Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith have been married since 2001. They share sons Paris, 20, and Dylan, 24, together.
The former James Bond actor is also dad to two other children, Christopher, 48, and Sean, 38, with his late first wife, Cassandra Harris who died in 1991 at the age of 43 from ovarian cancer.
Brosnan became a single parent to three children – Charlotte and Christopher, who he had adopted five years earlier after the death of their father, Dermot Harris – and Sean, the eight-year-old son he shared with Cassandra.
His daughter, Charlotte also passed from cancer at the age of 41.
In an interview with Esquire in 2017, the actor reflected on losing both his wife and daughter to the disease. “I don’t look at the cup as half full, believe me,” he told the outlet.
“The dark, melancholy Irish black dog sits beside me from time to time.”
Pierce found love again and remarried Keely, a journalist, author, and TV personality, in 2001. While speaking to Gentleman’s Journal in July 2021 for the summer issue, Pierce gushed about life with his wife and children.
“I cherish family very much,” he said. “I cherish being a father. I did not grow up with a father figure or with a solid family. There was deep fracture, a certain isolation and an aloneness which wielded the wonderful power of my imagination. I had to get by on my own sensing and intuition.”
He added, “So I value and love the family. Keely is the most amazing mother and woman — I’ve watched her grow up over 27 years, watched our life together just blossom and grow. And there are still many more dreams to be had.”
The 007 actor, Pierce Brosnan, is a household name starring in blockbuster films for decades, but behind the scenes, he’s been a devoted dad and husband.
Keely began her career as a model and actress, working in TV and film. She later became an on-air correspondent, using her platform to support environmentalism and animal rights.
Keely first appeared on screen as the leading lady in the 1986 music video for “Stuck with You” by Huey Lewis and the News and had a few small TV and film roles in the 1980s.
She then transitioned to journalism and documentary filmmaking, with the mission to spread awareness about environmental injustice and animal rights. Her work has ranged from protecting marine life in oceans to advocating for safe environmental practices in Mexico and Hawaii. (Keely grew up on Oahu and the couple now divide their time between Kauai and Malibu, California.)
Keely Shaye Smith has a net worth of $100 million. She made millions as an American journalist, author, television host, model, and actress. Celebritynetworth.com estimates that combined with the James Bond star’s fortune it’s twice that amount.
Keely has acted as an entertainment correspondent for Today and Entertainment Tonight. She was an environmental correspondent for ABC’s The Home Show as well as a gardening expert for ABC’s Good Morning America.
Pierce Brosnan penned a sweet tribute to wife Keely for her 58th birthday. The actor, 68, shared a snapshot of his longtime partner in a swimsuit on Instagram a day after her September 25 birthday and gushed about his “luscious love.”
“My beautiful luscious love Keely on her 58th trip around the sun yesterday,” Pierce captioned the post. “apres swim, making coconut water.💥❤️💥❤️💥 Happiest of birthdays it was!”
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What a dream! His love for Keely is so abundant, you can see it in all of their images. He loves that woman and she no doubt loves that man.
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