A second chance at love. Pierce Brosnan weathered ups and downs in his love life — which led him to a marriage with Keely ShayeThis has been in place for more than 20 years.
From 1980 until her death, Harris was previously married to Brosnan. Brosnan and Harris had their son Sean in September 1983, during their first marriage. The actor also adopted Harris’ daughter Charlotte and son Chris from a previous marriage after their father passed.
Following his wife’s passing, Brosnan opened up about coping with the loss. “When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes,” he explained in a 2008 interview, noting that his family “cherished every moment” they had with Harris. “Cassie was very positive about life. She had the most positive outlook and energy. She was able to read people very well. She had the best sense of humor. She had this wonderful laugh, which her children have inherited.”
After meeting Smith in Mexico in 1994, the Golden Globe nominee found his love again. After seven years of dating, they exchanged vows in 2001. They also added two sons to their family, Dylan and Paris.
Brosnan spoke out about finding happiness in a life filled with major grief during a 2008 interview. “I’ve been very lucky in my life. I have been able to go through quite a few lives and still retain a certain identity and love of life,” he shared at the time. “I also have a new realization, as a man and as an actor, ‘This is where you belong.’ It’s a great feeling, knowing you don’t have to prove yourself or step on tippy toes to be seen or be heard. Just to be comfortable in who you are.”
The Mrs. Doubtfire star was thrilled to find his second wife.
“I had a great marriage which sadly had its own ending, and I was lucky enough to find love again. We were meant to be together. I thank God for her every day,” he told Get closerJanuary 2018. “When Keely looks at me, I go weak. Her passion and vitality are what I love. She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without.”
The journalist spoke out about the bond she had with Brosnan and how happy she was. “@piercebrosnanofficial thank you for joining me on this wild, joyous ride into parenthood, for your love, support and encouragement. Your heart is so big, generous, tender, and compassionate. You continue to amaze me and make me smile every day. God bless you! My heart is filled with gratitude,” Smith wrote in a sweet Father’s Day tribute via Instagram in June 2021.
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