On Thursday, Pierce Brosnan has celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife Keely Shaye Smith, paying honour to his long-time partner with a special Instagram message. Alongside the picture of the couple, the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” star wrote: “Thank you for the love, my love of these past 25 years, onwards.” The two will be celebrating yet another milestone this summer: 17 years of marriage. The 65-year-old Pierce and Keely tied the knot in Ireland in August 2001. They share two sons together: 21-year-old Dylan and 17-year-old Paris. After over two decades together, the couple never shied away from showing off some PDA.
Pierce has often gushed over his wife and in March 2016, he has told the Independent: “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.” Last years, he shared with PEOPLE that spending quality time together is a crucial ingredient of their happy marriage.
At the time he has said that he and his wife took a short road trip up to Santa Barbara — they were going for a romantic weekend and to look at houses and drink great wine.” The actor has explained, “We didn’t listen to any music, but we just listened to the sounds of each other’s voices and sorted out the world.”
Recently, the former James Bond actor— trained as a commercial artist and worked as an illustrator— has auctioned one of his original paintings for $1.4 million. He has touched down in the U.S. for celebrating the release of the “Mamma Mia!” sequel on Wednesday as well, marking the occasion with a selfie alongside Shaye Smith. The father of two wrote: “Hello NYC …it’s Mama Mia time …🌹❤.”
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” hits theatres on Friday.