15 Photos from the Early Days of Their Romance: Pierce Brosnan and Wife Keely Shaye Brosnan

What’s the secret to a 30-year relationship? Just ask Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Brosnan

Published Time: 11.05.2024 - 01:31:09 Modified Time: 11.05.2024 - 01:31:09

What’s the secret to a 30-year relationship? Just ask Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Brosnan.

While the couple married in 2001, they’ve actually been together since 1994. In 2022, 28 years after they met, the Brosnans told PEOPLE that the secret to their lasting love has been their unique bond.

"Solving problems day in, year after year, liking each other, getting on with each other," Brosnan said.

"Being best friends,” Keely added, seemingly perfectly in tune with her heartthrob husband.

As these photos show, that enviable romantic camaraderie has been evident from the earliest days of their relationship.

Hollywood heartthrob Pierce Brosnan met former actor turned journalist and filmmaker Keely Shaye Smith while in Mexico in 1994. Here they are attending the Carousel of Hope Ball to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes together that same year.

The following year, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith were at the Los Angeles Tennis Center for the "An Evening at the Net" benefit, with Keely doing a stylish spin on tennis whites.

The happy couple looked thrilled to be together at opening night of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera's 10th season.

Pierce Brosnan's first turn as James Bond in GoldenEye hit theaters in 1995, and Keely Shaye Smith was the star's date to several red carpet events, beginning with the film's world premiere at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

The couple stepped out together again for GoldenEye's U.K. premiere in London.

While in Sydney for the Australian premiere of GoldenEye, the couple looked effortlessly gorgeous on the beac -


Keely Shaye Smith beamed a luminous smile as Pierce Brosnan smoldered for the camera on the red carpet in 1995.

Pierce Brosnan kept Keely Shaye Smith close as they attended a 1995 boxing match.

A committed environmental activist, Keely Shaye Smith brought Pierce Brosnan as her date to the 1995 "Liquid Life" Photographic Exhibit in Support of Dolphins at Atlantis Clothing Cafe in Malibu.

Pierce Brosnan always seems to get a smile out of Keely Shaye Smith while hamming it up on the red carpet, as he did here at the 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards.

A dashing Pierce Brosnan and a glamorous Keely Shaye Smith perfectly complemented each other at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball in 1996.

Pierce Brosnan showed off Keely Shaye Smith's baby bump at the 1996 premiere of Michael Collins. The couple have two sons together, as well as one son from Pierce's first marriage to Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who died in 1991. Pierce also adopted Harris's two children from a previous marriage.

Keely Shaye Smith gazed lovingly at Pierce Brosnan as the leading man turned up the charm while accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.

Keely Shaye Smith's thousand-watt smile lit up the night once again as she accompanied Pierce Brosnan to the Ark Trust's 12th Annual Genesis Awards in 1998.

Four years in, it was clear Keely Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan were in it for the long haul. Here, they snuggled up while posing for photographers at the 1998 "Children at Heart" benefit in New York City.

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