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'Angel heart' Pierce Brosnan wishes his 'beautiful luscious love Keely' a happy 58th birthday

It's been 20 years since the Mullingar man married Keely Shaye Smith

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'My beautiful luscious love Keely on her 58th trip around the sun yesterday… apres swim, making coconut water. Happiest of birthdays it was!'

'My beautiful luscious love Keely on her 58th trip around the sun yesterday… apres swim, making coconut water. Happiest of birthdays it was!'

'My beautiful luscious love Keely on her 58th trip around the sun yesterday… apres swim, making coconut water. Happiest of birthdays it was!'

Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his “beautiful luscious love Keely” on her birthday in a beautiful Instagram post. 

It's been 20 years since the Mullingar man married Keely Shaye Smith and the James Bond star marked the occasion of his wife's 58th birthday with a glowing message for her.

Alongside an image of Keely smiling up at the camera wearing oversized sunglasses and a short purple dress, Pierce has written: "My beautiful luscious love Keely on her 58th trip around the sun yesterday… après swim, making coconut water. Happiest of birthdays it was!"

Fans and famous friends replied with well wishes to Keely, including Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul who declared: "Love you two so much.”

Chelsea Handler added "Happy birthday, Keely! You are beautiful!"

The couple's youngest son Paris also posted three red love hearts for his mom.

The couple who originally met in Mexico in 1994 were married in a ceremony at Ballintubber Abbey in Co Mayo in 2001 and went on to have two sons, Dylan (24) and Paris (20).

The film star also has a son, Sean, who has followed in his father's footsteps from his first marriage in 1980 to Cassandra Harris.

Pierce also adopted Cassandra's children, Charlotte and Chris, following the death of their father, Dermot Harris in 1986.

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Journalist Keely Shaye Smith (L) and actor Pierce Brosnan (R) attend the 2018 Innovation Gala where Chemotherapy Foundation honors Actor, Producer and Philanthropist, Pierce Brosnan with Humanitarian Award at Russian Tea Room on November 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Chemotherapy Foundation)

Journalist Keely Shaye Smith (L) and actor Pierce Brosnan (R) attend the 2018 Innovation Gala where Chemotherapy Foundation honors Actor, Producer and Philanthropist, Pierce Brosnan with Humanitarian Award at Russian Tea Room on November 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Chemotherapy Foundation)

Journalist Keely Shaye Smith (L) and actor Pierce Brosnan (R) attend the 2018 Innovation Gala where Chemotherapy Foundation honors Actor, Producer and Philanthropist, Pierce Brosnan with Humanitarian Award at Russian Tea Room on November 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Chemotherapy Foundation)

Tragically, Pierce lost both Cassandra and Charlotte to ovarian cancer. Cassandra passed away in 1991 at the age of 43, having been married to Pierce for 11 years. Charlotte lost her life to the same disease in 2013.

In September 2015, Pierce spoke of his heartbreak as he took centre stage at the Stand Up To Cancer telecast.

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"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 too soon.

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

Last year the actor shared a celebratory selfie of him and Shaye Smith to mark her 57th birthday.

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 (L-R) Dylan Brosnan, Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce Brosnan and Paris Brosnan attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

(L-R) Dylan Brosnan, Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce Brosnan and Paris Brosnan attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

(L-R) Dylan Brosnan, Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce Brosnan and Paris Brosnan attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

The image featured his other half holding up a cocktail as the Thomas Crown Affair star smiles happily alongside her.

″Happy birthday Keely my darling, thank God for you angel heart," he wrote in the accompanying caption.

The post came shortly after the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary with Brosnan sharing a sweet throwback shot of the big day alongside a loving message.

″Happy anniversary my love Keely...my brown eyed girl, should I fall behind wait for me...as ever, my love,″ he wrote.

Shaye Smith also showed her appreciation for her husband by sharing a touching message to mark Father's Day this year.

"Happy Father’s Day to the one I love!," she wrote alongside several throwback images of the actor. "Thank you for joining me on this wild, joyous ride into parenthood, for your love, support and encouragement.

"Your heart is so big, so generous, so tender and compassionate. You inspire me everyday and you continue to make me laugh. God bless you! My heart is filled with gratitude," she added.

Brosnan has previously revealed that one of the secrets to the couple's happy marriage is spending quality time together.

“My wife and I took a short road trip up to Santa Barbara — we were going for a romantic weekend and to look at houses and drink great wine,” Brosnan told People.

“We didn’t listen to any music, but we just listened to the sounds of each other’s voices and sorted out the world.”

The Mama Mia star also previously revealed some of the attributes he appreciates in his wife.

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

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