Pierce Brosnan publicly declares love for longterm wife with throwback snapshot

Gemma Strong

Romance is still very much alive for Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Smith. The 62-year-old actor melted hearts as he publicly professed his love for his wife of nearly 15 years on Instagram this week, sharing a sweet throwback photograph of the couple together.

The image shows Pierce looking lovingly at American journalist Keely, with who he has two sons, Dylan, 19 and Paris, 13. "My love…," the romantic star captioned the snapshot.

My love ....

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Pierce Brosnan publicly declared his love for wife Keely with this throwback photo

Pierce and Keely, 52, tied the knot in 2001, and will celebrate their 15 year anniversary in August. The former 007 star is still totally smitten.

"I love her vitality, her passion," Pierce told the Independent in March last year. "She has this strength that I wouldn't be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak."

Keely is Pierce's second wife. The Irish actor was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. They had one child together, Sean, and the star also adopted her children Charlotte and Christopher.

The couple will celebrate their 15-year wedding anniversary in August

Pierce has spoken candidly in the past about the pain of losing both Cassandra and Charlotte to cancer. Taking centre stage at the Stand Up To Cancer telecast in September 2014, he said: "To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that part of your sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche," he said.

"I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife Cassie as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon.

"Just last year, I held the hand of my funny, wonderful daughter Charlotte, before she too died from this wretched inherited disease."

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