Pierce Brosnan Always Has His Wife's Back When Trolls Attack Her Weight

Sarah Kester

Hollywood is full of clichés.

One of the most common ones is older male celebrities dating gorgeous models who are half their age (looking at you, Leo!).

While you might assume that actor Pierce Brosnan would fall into that category, he's proven his naysayers wrong.

Not only is Pierce's wife Keely only 10 years younger than him, she's not a size zero, either!

The adorable pair have been together since 1994.

They met at a party in Mexico where Keely was working as a TV correspondent.

She was supposed to interview Ted Danson, but she ended up connecting with Pierce.

"He was captivating."

"Tall, dark and handsome, everything that everybody would immediately be attracted to," Keely told People in 2001.

Keely was just what the Irish-born actor needed at the time.

He was recently widowed after the passing of his wife, Cassandra, from ovarian cancer.

The death of Cassandra left Pierce as a single father, as he had adopted her children, Charlotte and Chris, shortly after they were married.

"Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie," Pierce gushed about his wife during an interview with The Sun.

"I think of her all the time. I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me."

The pair expanded their blended family in 1997.

Giphy | Golden Globes

Their son, Dylan, was born on January 13, 1997. Pierce and Keely welcomed their second child together, a son named Paris, on February 27, 2001.

Growing up without a father means that Pierce "cherishes" every moment of being a father.

As everyone knows, pregnancy is not easy on a woman's body.

This resulted in Keely putting on some extra weight after the birth of her two sons.

Since it's a superficial world we're living in, people were none too kind about this.

People questioned why Pierce would stay with someone whose appearance had changed so drastically.

Giphy | Golden Globes

But what these critics neglect to realize is that the love between Keely and Pierce goes beyond skin deep.

Pierce loves his wife for the wife, mother, and person she is on the inside.

No number on the scale could ever change that.

He's even been her biggest supporter when trolls try to attack her weight.

One of these attacks came from Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of 'Teen Mom.'

In 2021, she posted a before-and-after photo of the actor and his wife on the beach on her Facebook page.

The photos, which are around 20 years apart, show how the couple has gained weight over the years.

"This is us," Jenelle captioned the photo, tagging her husband David Eason.

Eason didn't like the comparison. "We do not look that fat," he responded.

"Close to it," Janelle replied with a laugh. After the pair faced intense backlash, Facebook intervened by slapping them with a temporary ban.

It's not just random strangers who comment on Keely's weight.

It's also been a subject amongst their own friends.

When asked how he feels about Keely changing her weight in an interview, he said, "Friends offered her surgery to reduce her weight."

Since Pierce loves her body just the way it is, he was adamantly against this.

"I strongly love every curve of her body... She is the most beautiful woman in my eyes... And also because she had our five children..."

He continued on by saying:

"In the past, I truly loved her for her person, not only for her beauty, and now I’m loving her even more that she is my children’s mother," he continued.

"And I am very proud of her, and I always seek to be worthy of her love.”


Awwww. We're not crying, you're crying!

Keely is one lucky gal! She has a man who is a doting husband, father, and fierce protector of her.

People, find yourselves a partner who puts you on a pedestal like Pierce does for Keely!

All we can hope for in life is having someone who will always have our backs, no matter what.

If this isn't true love at its finest, I really don't know what is!