Former 007 Pierce Brosnan has revealed the perfect response to those who attack his wife’s weight on social media.
As we all know, social media can be a nasty place from time to time and a recent interaction involving Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Smith proved just that.
In a since-deleted post, a woman on Facebook shared two side-by-side images of Brosnan and Smith on the beach: one of them in the 90s – when Brosnan was at the height of his James Bond fame – and the second of them present day.
Tagging her husband alongside the caption “this is us 100%”, she likely thought that would be the end of it – but that’s rarely the case with social media.
After the couple had a little back and forth – the husband saying “we do not look that fat” while the poster replied “close to it” – the profile underwent a temporary ban for casual fat-shaming before Brosnan himself eventually spoke out about the image in question.
Coming to his long-time partner’s defence, Brosnan said: “Friends offered her surgery to reduce her weight. But 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 went on to add that, “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. And I am very proud of her, and I always seek to be worthy of her love,”
The couple have been together for nearly 30 years, marrying in 2001 after seven years of dating. Smith became a part of Brosnan’s life in 1994, just three years after the loss of his first wife, Cassandra Harris, who sadly died of ovarian cancer in 1991.
It’s clear that no amount of online hate is going to put a dent in what is clearly a very special bond.
Lead with love and be more like Pierce, folks.