Pierce Brosnan became a grandfather two decades ago, but he is still excited about the role. He now lives somewhere in Hawaii with his wife, who many criticize because of her weight on social media.
Pierce Brosnan has played many roles as an actor; however, one of the roles he enjoys the most is the one that affords him time with his family.
The “James Bond” star has been one of the most sought-after males in Hollywood and was even crowned “The sexiest man alive” a couple of times, but he has only ever had eyes for one woman — to the dismay of some fans.
Her name is Keely Shaye Smith, and he has been with her since they met in 1994. Pierce met her at a party in Cabo San Lucas one year before he bagged the James Bond role he is now famously known for. When he saw Smith, Pierce could not stop thinking about her. He 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.”
Pierce took her on the famous walk down the altar in 2001, and the ceremony took place in the ancient Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland, in the presence of their friends and family.
They remained together through thick and thin and now have kids who have kids of their own they adore. Pierce is now a well-known grandfather and is always excited about hanging out with his grandkids.
Pierce and his wife had two kids named Dylan and Paris. Besides them, the actor has three kids from his first marriage to Cassandra Harris, who passed away after a tough battle with Ovarian cancer in 1991. He also adopted the kids she had with her previous husband, Charlotte Brosnan and Christopher Brosnan.
Pierce has called the place a magical one that he and his wife had always seen as a getaway.
All was well until 2013 when a tragedy rocked their lives again. It was once again Ovarian cancer, and this time it was Charlotte who succumbed to the battle.
It happened only a couple of years after her mom and maternal grandmother passed away from it. The tragedy hit hard, but Pierce and his family survived it.
Despite what happened, he and his wife still have an incredible amount of love for each other. They enjoy holding hands and still sneak kisses at each other every chance they get.
Many have said it is sometimes easy to mistake them for newlyweds, and this fact remains true. On the 25th anniversary of their marriage, Pierce took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute that left everyone in their feelings.
Pierce has credited Smith as the person who made him the family-loving and all-around successful man he is, but the actor may have always been on the path.
As a child, he struggled with his father’s absence and did not have a solid family to back him up. Now that he has a family, he can recognize their value and has never taken it for granted.
Pierce now lives well away from the public’s eye, where he can freely enjoy his time with his family and be with his wife, who has been getting viciously attacked on the Internet because of her weight. Pierce does not stand for the insults and has been known to defend her from time to time with words.
For example, one fan compared an old picture of him and his wife with a current version of them and pointed out how different their bodies were, but Pierce clapped back on the since-deleted post, saying that he loved his wife as she was.
Pierce’s feeling remains the same regardless of what the trolls say on social media. As far as he is concerned, “she is the most beautiful woman.”
Pierce Brosnan became a grandfather through his two older kids, the late Charlotte and Sean. He first became a granddad about 20 years ago and has since gotten a reputation for being a devoted grandfather.
He makes no secret of how much he admires his role as Grandpa and has confessed that his grandkids, Isabella, Lucas, and Marley, “melt” his heart.
He appeared in an episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan” in April 2017, where he spoke at length about his experience as a grandfather. He said:
“It’s just such a joy to be a grandparent … there is just something intoxicating about it and beautiful. There is something very special about it.”
Pierce enjoys having the young ones around, but all that time with them made him realize how precious life is. This has left him with a zest for life that matches a younger man’s.
Having endured loss before, the talented actor knows how fleeting life can be and is determined to spend as much as possible with his family, children, and grandkids.
For several years, Pierce has lived in Hawaii in a secret home where he follows his passion for arts and enjoys time with his family. Earlier this year, he shared glimpses from the studio in the house, sending his fans into a frenzy.
The pictures showed some of his completed works, and fans praised them in the comment section. One even went as far as saying the paintings reminded them of Picasso, a legendary painter. The house sits on five acres of land and is located in a gorgeous oceanfront estate in Kauai, Hawaii.
It was bought in 2002, and the family has been going back and forth between there and their longtime mansion in Malibu, California.
Pierce has called the place a magical one that he and his wife had always seen as a getaway for themselves and their kids. The family spent most of their time there when the world was enduring the COVID-19 pandemic.
While there, they spend their time swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, exploring the forest, or just sunbathing on the sand.
In recent times, there have been speculations that the star plans to make their home in Hawaii their permanent address because he listed their home in Malibu. He later took it down but has been clear about their home in Malibu being the only place he sees them settling in the near future.