According to a recent study, couples who have expensive weddings are more likely to end up divorced than those who opted for the cheaper route. While this may be true for the 3,000 married couples they surveyed, there is at least one couple who would disagree: Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith.
17 years later, it looks like the pricey affair was well worth it as the couple are still happily married.
The James Bond actor recently took to social media to remind us all just how much he’s still in love with his wife as they celebrate a very special milestone: a quarter century of love! Brosnan and Shaye Smith dated for a couple of years before saying “I do,” so as of 2018, they have been a couple for a total of 25 years.
The Bond Fame
Onscreen he has portrayed the ultimate ladies man James Bond and the dashing lover of Meryl Streep, but Pierce Brosnan’s, who was once nominated as the sexiest man alive, offscreen romance is better than any movies. The actor and his lovely wife Keely Shaye Smith just celebrated the 25th relationship anniversary, and it’s obvious the two are still smitten.
Pictures On Social Media
Pierce has always been open about his love for Keely, and never had any qualms about expressing his feelings for her. He updated his Instagram with a touching image of the two gazing intimately at one another. Underneath, the heart-warming caption reads, “Thank you for the love my love of these past 25 years, onwards.” If that’s not couple goals, we don’t know what is.
The 65 year old Mama Mia singer and Keely, who was then a television journalist, crossed paths 25 years ago in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas. Shaye Smith, who was working at the time, had just finished interviewing Ted Danson. The two bumped into each other for the first time at a function afterwards.
Quality time with each other
They got hitched less than ten years later, in a ceremony at the centuries-old Ballintubber Abbey. The wedding took place in County Mayo, Ireland, and would mark the beginning of the couple’s dreamy, long-enduring relationship.
Over time, the pair have kept the spark in their relationship by making special time for each other, and they’re often caught showing light but adorable public displays of affection.
Vacation, then and now
In an interview with People Magazine, Pierce opened up: “My wife and I took a short road trip up to Santa Barbara—we were going for a romantic weekend and to look at houses and drink great wine,”
He describes their intimate moments: “We didn’t listen to any music, but we just listened to the sounds of each other’s voices and sorted out the world.”
They have 2 children
The Irish-born actor said in an interview that his favorite thing about Smith is her passion, “She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak.”
The lovebirds have a beautiful family, with their two grown boys Dylan and Paris now 21 and 17 respectively.