The couple celebrated a peaceful birthday filled with love at a serene location.
Pierce Brosnan turns 67! But not a day older at heart.
The actor turned 67 on May 16 and took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of him kissing his partner of 26 years, Keely Shaye Smith. The adorable photo which is being showered with love by his admirers sees them on a picturesque beach enjoying alone time with champagne flutes. He thanked his friends for wishing him on his birthday but mainly his wife who has stuck with him through thick and thin.
"Thank you for the moon and sun and all the days of our lives together my darling heart Keely," Brosnan wrote in the caption. "I had a great 67th birthday. Thanks to one and all of you out there who wished me so."
The Die Another Day star added, "God bless, stay strong."
Smith also shared the same photos with a sweet message of her own that said, "Happy Happy Birthday to my tender hearted renaissance man @piercebrosnanofficial ," she wrote on Instagram. "Wishing you love, joy, and many many more trips around the sun."
Celebrations had started for the couple right from the day their 23-year-old son graduated online amid the pandemic. The actor shared a series of sweet photographs on Instagram as his family celebrated Dylan’s achievement.
“Congratulations Dylan on your graduation and academic achievements at USC School of Cinematic Arts,” Brosnan wrote in the caption. “Go forth into this new world and make it your own. Be fearless, courageous and generous. Love, Dad." Brosnan also has 19-year-old son Paris with Smith.
Brosnan found Smith after he was left distraught by the death of his first wife Cassandra Harris from ovarian cancer. But fortunately, he got a second chance at love with Keely Shaye Smith. And what started was the journey of a happy, loving, and long-lasting marriage.
Brosnan felt a spark between the two of them right from the beginning and Smith was attracted to the beauty of his soul. She said, "He really likes and appreciates women. He’s intelligent, captivating and his real beauty emanates from the soul.”
Still reeling from the loss of his first wife, Smith helped him cope with his grief. “Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie. I think of Cassie all the time..." he said, according to Express. "I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me."
They wed in 2001 and brought two sons Dylan and Paris into the world. After 26 years together, they are not worried about growing old because they have each other and the spark that brought them together never died down. "I love her vitality, her passion. When Keely looks at me I go weak at the knees," he said, according to The Sun.
Raising two sons together, Smith was more than happy and grateful to be taking this path of parenthood with Brosnan. On Instagram, she posted a picture saying, "Happy Father's Day to the kindest, funniest, tenderest and most generous Papa. Thank for joining me on this amazing journey and for bringing the joy of children into my life."
In her birthday post for her husband too, she called him a tender-hearted man and this is a sign that Brosnan has always been a kind and affectionate man who has held the family together with love.
When the couple had started dating, Brosnan had said, "Wherever I went in the world I missed her, and I’d send her tickets to come so we could be together. We just seemed to fit."
Today, after over two decades of togetherness, the couple seems to fit like the pieces of a puzzle and that makes them one of the most inspirational couples in Hollywood.
And lastly, Happy Birthday Pierce Brosnan here's to growing old and loving more!