Pierce Brosnan worried that his carb & wine-heavy diet is making him lose his hotness


It’s no secret that Pierce Brosnan is married to a woman who loves to eat. It’s just never an issue because Pierce always seems to be completely besotted by his wife Keely Shaye Smith and so even the tabloids try to still up some sh-t, nothing ever happens. Pierce and Keely are happily married. They love each other. Haters to the left. But! The Enquirer has an interesting twist on the “why is he still with her, she’s not a size zero!” story – The Enquirer’s sources claim that Pierce is having a hard time keeping up his famous good looks because he and Keely like to spend their days drowning themselves in a vat full of pasta, wine and carbs.

Pierce Brosnan is desperately trying to keep his lean, leading man figure, but his love (and his wife’s love) of all things fattening is making it tough for him. Despite the fact that Pierce turned 60 in May, he’s still being cast opposite much younger women. In his latest film, “How To Make Love Like An Englishman,” he romances Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba.

“Pierce is still considered a heartthrob, so he knows the importance of keeping fit. And while he used to have no trouble working out and cutting back on the carbs when it was time to shape up, it’s getting harder than ever now because he’s getting older.”

And his plus-sized wife Keely Shaye Smith is no ally in his battle against the bulge.

“They both love to eat good food and drink great wines,” noted the source, who also notes that while Pierce strives to stay hunky, his 50-year-old wife isn’t into counting calories.

“Keely used to worry that she was 50 pounds overweight… but as she’s gotten older, she no longer stresses over her curves. And since Pierce says he loves her just the way she is, she feels comfortable embracing her size. Keely loves to cook pastas and serve up sandwiches on a crisp baguette, and she Pierce enjoy comfort foods like fish and chips and casseroles. They also adore good wine and they drink a bottle or more together almost every night.”

“And while Pierce does his best to exercise daily, Keely is happy to sit at home on the beach and work on her writing and care for the kids.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

The source goes on to describe Pierce’s new workout routine, which involves a whole lotta everything, from kickboxing to Pilates to yoga to tennis. Which sounds like a lot of work for a 60 year old. A trainer once told me: “You get to a certain age and you can no longer just go on a quick diet or work out a few more days to lose weight – you have to do BOTH.” As in, once you reach a certain point (often your mid-30s), you have to focus on both your diet and exercise, you can’t choose one or the other. That being said, if Pierce is throwing back bottles of wine every night while he’s trying to lose weight, that’s where he should start. So many empty calories in booze.


Here are some photos of Pierce a few days ago on the set of this new movie –those are terrible pants. Those pants are not slimming. Maybe he just needs to find a more tailored, slimming look? Plus Man Spanx. He should try Man Spanx.

Pierce Brosnan Filming On Location

Pierce Brosnan Filming On Location

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. serena says:

    Come on, he’s still hot at his age and will be even if he gained a few pounds. That hotness will never leave, rest assured Pierce.

  2. Jade says:

    I Love This Men ;-DDDD

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    Never Baby, never. You can come here to Momma anytime you feel the need.

  4. Christina says:

    are you kidding? he should enjoy his wine and food together with his wife, they both look incredibly hot in my opionion…

    • strickchic says:

      +1 I think he is so fine, at any age. Plus I think his wife is beautiful.

    • RocketMerry says:

      They just look SO good: beautiful, healthy, happy, serene and in love… and just plain sexy, both of them.
      Just a pleasure to look at.

    • Nikollet says:


      Pierce looks great for his age, and Keely looks comfortable with who she is, which is sexy in itself. Refreshing to see a couple who don’t look like typical Hollywood plastic surgery clones.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      A lovely looking couple. So refreshing.

    • jane26 says:

      All of the above — bless them both!

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      +4 They’re both beautiful!

    • SpankFD says:

      +1 They are hot.

      I also sympathize with PB’s plight – he was always so skinny, for so many decades. How hard must it be to change the habits of a lifetime?

      • Bitca says:

        Dear Pierce:
        I can see it in your puffy face. To stay hot, you’ve gotta face up to an aging metabolism, plus disciplined activity & lifestyle eating. It’s not that hard for men or women to make their GPs happy & keep a middle-aged body healthy & looking good:

        35-40—stop the ice cream, sweets &c; watch cholesterol & sodium; substitute water for soda (diet or sugared)—& if you’re not already exercising regularly—START.

        40-45—same as above, but even more water, water, & more water. Learn to <3 veggies, fish, salads & fruit.

        45+—limit your meal portions to control diet w/o obsessing: after a couple of weeks it's quite painless! Leave beef for rare occasions, &—unless you want a Hoff Belly—same for booze–1-2 glasses of wine w/dinner at most. For exercise, switch from impact cardio to something gentler like walking or yoga so your aging body doesn't kick your a$$ & transform enjoyable exertion into torture.

        Sorry to preach, but I had to learn the hard way. Relying on a friendly youthful metabolism in 20s-early 30s can lead to a wicked wake-up call at 35+ :-(

  5. inthekitchen says:

    OMG, no honey, you don’t need to worry. He is hot as hell and they are an adorable couple.

    That article is really nasty with all the digs at Keely (Pierce would LOVE to be thin, but his fat wife force feeds him pasta and wine!). I think she looks fine the way she is, but isn’t she heavier because of illness or medication? Not vats of pasta?

    • elisa says:

      Yes, she has a thyroid disease. I think Hashimoto’s disease which makes it VERY difficult to loose and keep weight off. My mum suffers from the same disease.

      Pierce Brosnan and Keeley Shaye Smith are one of my favourite couples. I think they look beautiful together.

      • Malificent says:

        I have Hashimoto’s disease, as do most of the women in my family. Untreated, it causes hypothyroidism, which causes a slower metabolism and weight gain. But it typically wouldn’t account for a 50-lb. weight gain. Maybe 10 or 15 lbs. and some water weight. Treated, she should have a pretty normal metabolism.
        (Which is usually easy to do — it just requires hormone replacement — a pill every morning — and dosage tweaks when needed.)

        I spent decades with Hashimoto’s at a average weight. And my mom and my three sisters, who also have Hashimoto’s, are all average to thin sizes — I’m the chubby outlier in our skinny family these days. I’ve had pretty stable thyroid hormone levels for a long time, and attribute my weight gain to non-thyroid factors — aging, late pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, and saying “yes” to that piece of pie.

        Pituitary disorders are another matter — some of them can cause more extreme weight gains.

        I’m not harshing out on Keely — I think she looks lovely at any weight. (And it would be entirely hypocritical of me!)Just pointing out that it’s not likely that her thyroid is a direct cause for most of her weight gain.

        PS: I had a friend who was on a flight to Kauai with them a few years ago — she commented that Keely was a lovely “real-sized” woman, and that they were both as charming as the seem in the photos.

      • prettylights says:

        There is a history of thyroid disease among the women on my Mom’s side of the family. It really does mess with your body – everything from weight to your mood. My Mom had always been overweight and had crazy mood swings when I was growing up. Almost 10 years ago her Thyroid disease turned into cancer and she had it removed. Since then her moods are much more stable and calm and she has lost about 40 pounds.

        My older sister used to be very tiny – about a size 6. Now she’s probably around a size 16-18. She hardly eats and when she does it’s healthy food. She started gaining weight around age 24 and just can’t get it off. My Mom has convinced her to go get her thyroid checked several times because it’s obvious there is something going on there.

        Thyroid disease definitely does explain why some people who used to be quite thin suddenly gain weight and can’t get it off – no matter how much you diet, work out, it doesn’t matter if you have thyroid issues. That’s why I never ever make fun of heavy people or look down on them. Yes, some people just eat too much and are lazy, but some have real medical issues and you just never know.

      • ParisPucker says:

        wow. i have tesed positive for the ‘antibodies’ for hashimotos but don’t have it …yet. So i’m slightly overweight and i don’t want to take the pills because once i start, i have to take them for the rest of my life. That freaks me out.

        I think she’s beautiful! They seem so in love and THAT makes them a hot couple. I love that they’re nuts about each other. It’s just so sweet and refreshing to see that. Bless em’

    • Amory says:

      I agree — the article bashes her and never once mentions her medical condition. She in fact used to be quite thin and fit; she’s dealing with a medical condition and looks just as great now.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I agree, that article is so rude!!

      • TwoHearts says:

        That article was so rude! Plus, it’s stupid. Who cares if his wife doesn’t care about her weight (she probably does care about being healthy, however, which is an entirely different thing)? Carbs are not bad. Wine is not bad. My partner doesn’t eat healthily and he doesn’t exercise. I do. It takes will-power and some negotiating, but it is possible to lose weight/maintain healthy weight without your partner jumping on board the diet train too. Clearly that article touched a nerve because I’m really ticked off now!

  6. Christin says:

    Regardless of his weight, he seems a good, decent man. That makes him attractive in my book.

  7. Hautie says:

    Oh good grief.

    There is nothing remotely wrong with his body. He looks fantastic for 60.

    And I love that Keeley does not have one f*ck to give, to the haters. :)

    • Christin says:

      I admire her for that reason, too. She’s been picked on for years and hasn’t caved to become some fake looking version of herself.

      And he looks great for 60.

      • Elizabeth says:

        I agree completely – love them both so much. Just one correction, Pierce doesn’t just look good for 60, he looks good PERIOD!

  8. Dani2 says:

    As my favourite Youtuber Shameless Maya would say, do you boo. He’s enjoying his life and he’s happy, that’s what matters.

  9. Cullotte says:

    Wow, she’s practically got him in a head lock in the first pic. She da boss.

  10. Duchess of Corolla says:

    Off topic, but Keely’s ring looks like the famous Diana/Kate ring, doesn’t it?

    • LadySlippers says:

      Keely’s is hideous though. Too big and way to gaudy for my taste. Diana’s was big but not that showy.

      (Totally my opinion — there may be people who love Keely’s ring)

  11. doofus says:

    He looks great. she looks great. (although a bit overweight, she exudes confidence and knows how to dress for her body type.)

    and I don’t think he looks at ALL bad in those jeans…YUM. (though the first pic of him in the white shirt and sunglasses is giving me “Robin Thicke in 20 years” vibes…)

    • Chickie Baby says:

      Agreed, on all counts! (And YES, the Robin Thicke resemblance is spot on. I KNEW there was someone he reminded me of, and that’s it.)

  12. Aud says:

    What are they talking about?
    I reckon it’s all BS.
    He is still the best looking 60 year old man I’ve ever seen.

  13. MaryBeth says:

    He is smokin’ hot! Even in his older man jeans. They are such a sweet couple! :)

    • Jen34 says:

      I agree. He will always be hot.

    • Relli says:

      Totally and honestly man pants are just as difficult to shop for as women’s. I shop for my husbands non-work clothes and pants are the trickiest to buy. He is a very thin male model sample sized man but some fit him so funky and make him look old and some of the newer cuts are so tight he feels inappropriate.

  14. Ari says:

    His wife does not look 50 and he looks fantastic in those recent photos so more power to them! He should only do what will make him feel (health) better not look better then again he is an actor so yeah – he is one of my forever dongs.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    Pfft. If I were 60, and rich as hell, I would dine on delicious, carby food and excellent wine from the finest restaurants, and spend my weekends cooking. I think a *little* extra padding (not obesity!) often looks good on an older man – he’s led the good life and stopped to appreciate the finer things.

  16. j.eyre says:

    Yeah, sorry – I still see the hot on both of them. They will have to try harder – MUCH harder.

  17. mar says:

    I love him so much, he is not only a great person but he is always gorgeous.

  18. Emily D says:

    His wife is probably a bad influence.

  19. Cody says:

    I think this is just a way for the tabloids to pick on his wife. Make up a story. Lets blame their lifestyle on her, because she is heavy.

  20. Aussie girl says:

    They look happy and real

  21. Ann says:

    He’s an attractive older man but no longer a heartthrob. And, yes, a little too long in the tooth to be cast with much younger love interests.

    • Becky1 says:

      I think it’s ridiculous that Jessica Alba is playing one of his love interests. I can see Selma Hayek (sort of) but Jessica Alba? He’s about 30 years older than her. Gross. I really wish casting were more age appropriate.

  22. Patricia says:

    To me his wife looks super healthy so I doubt she sits around all day, as this snarky article wishes to imply. Her skin and hair are glowing and she looks fit but curvy. She probably gets enough physical activity to stay healthy but doesn’t diet. She looks great!

    • m says:

      She does not looks “super healthy” she is carrying a ton of weight around her waist. As an indicator for heart disease her waist should be smaller than 35″, which I highly doubt.

      She is clearly a beautiful woman and it is refreshing to see a hollywood man not insist his wife be a size 0, but we can’t say that being 50lbs overweight is healthy either.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        50 lbs overweight? I think that’s a steep estimate there..

        Regardless, she really is a beautiful woman. He’s not really my type, but objectively, PB is a very handsome guy.

      • Denise says:

        You’re bang on ‘m’. I gained nearly 40lbs when I was on Ciprolex – was not as big as Keeley so I’d say she’s carrying 50lbs extra for sure, and I couldn’t believe how hard it made everything, such as climbing stairs, horrendous snoring problems, I would get out of breath if I got anxious about something…and then I got Type 2 diabetes! I had a disproportionate amount of fat around my stomach and that’s all it took. (I reversed it in 6 months by cutting out sugar and exercising.) She may think she’s comfortable in her skin, and I tried to accept my current state as well, but when I lost the weight I realised how I hadn’t really been myself the whole time and getting back to my thin self was like some incredible awakening. She was once thin, there’s no way she doesn’t still identify with that body.

        Edit – just saw people are saying she has thyroid problems. Well, that changes things. If that’s how her body must be then it’s great she’s ok with it.

  23. badrockandroll says:

    What makes me love him more … I read somewhere that when he was young, he ran away and joined the circus. He is an accomplished fire-eater. Now that’s hot!

  24. Delta Juliet says:

    It makes me sad to think I might still have to worry about looking “hot” at 60. I mean, I’m not famous but the pressure is still there I guess. At what point can we just say “f-ck it” and enjoy ourselves?

    Also, I think he looks awesome in those jeans :) I’m not a skinny jeans kind of gal anyway.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Lol!! I said recently that I would never want to waste my youth thinking I’m fat just because Hollywood and advertisers tell me I need to lose 10 lbs. I’ll call myself fat when I’m 60 and really am fat!

  25. Kyle Randall says:

    My god is the quoted article horrible in how they describe his wife. The “source” sounds like a passive aggressive bitch!

  26. Mandy says:

    Good Lord, they are both fine! Let them eat their pasta and drink their wine. Mmmmm….pasta and wine. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight.

  27. Maritza says:

    He is still very hot and handsome. What I most like about him is that he seems to adore his full figured wife just like she is.

  28. LadyJane says:

    I met him once in Ireland. He is GORGEOUS and very generous with his time and chatting. I loved him since Remington Steele (lord I am old) but in real life, he is even more gorgeous. He exudes star quality.

    • curlsunited says:

      I’m old enough to remember him in “Remington Steele”, and I didn’t particularly like him. Good-looking, in a way, but bland. It wasn’t until Bond that I found him hot. He has excellent aging potential, just like Bordeaux and Burgundy wines (stick to these, Pierce. Good wine is worth every single calory).

  29. deezee says:

    Please, she’s not that big at all. She looks like a healthy NORMAL-sized woman that likes to eat. She probably works out as well so that she can eat what she wants. And if I recall, Pierce’s first wife was also heavy-set so obviously he has a type and he has been thin for a long long time so I think this is mostly BS.

    • Nina W says:

      His first wife was not heavy, she was a beautiful blond woman, Cassandra something. She passed away and he raised her children as his own, I love Pierce, such a good guy, with a good heart.

  30. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Pierce, you’re beautiful to me, because of your devotion to your family. I never even really thought of Pierce as all that good looking, until I heard about all the stuff he’s gone through–plus he’s a total sweetheart. So I love him now. Good guys are hard to find…

  31. Eleonor says:

    I eat carbs, and drink wine, and so my mum and my dad, we enjoy food: no one of us is overweight. Carbs are not the devil! (unless you have a medical condition of course) It depends how much do you eat.

  32. Jaded says:

    Isn’t it refreshing to see famous celebrities who haven’t been botoxed, injected, pulled and tweaked, who haven’t starved and exercised themselves into a piece of gristle *coughmadonnacough*, who don’t give a rat’s a$$ if they’re grey? I love them both!

  33. Loulou says:

    I think he’s doing great. The French Paradox is all about how drinking (red) wine cuts through the richness of the foods you eat. Also, how you eat – relaxed, in a good atmosphere in loving company, always helps with digestion. Making eating something punishing and regimented, to feel guilty about, takes the joy out of it completely and reverses the benefits of a good diet. Now Keely would only need to up her activity. It can be as simple as walking the dog. That’s for the sake of her longevity. There’s no sense causing Pierce twice the heartache of losing a wife he loves.

  34. lucy2 says:

    They both look great, are happy together and have been through a lot and should just enjoy life.

    Hollywood, please stop with the 60 year old man/30 year old woman stuff though, OK?

  35. RobN says:

    I think that jeans and white shirt look is crazy hot on him.

    So is the nice smile towards a camera instead of seeing some idiot flipping off the paps.

  36. Tig says:

    While I will always love PB, maintaining a healthy weight over 40 is hard work. He seems to be doing just fine. Re his wife- she is a beautiful woman. Her weight is her concern. Tho I agree with earlier posters, being 50 lbs overweight ( assuming this to be true) is not healthy.

  37. peaches mcdooby says:

    one of my favorite couples!!

    so “normal” in contrast to the self-obessed, shallow Hal hollywood, hog the mirror types that we usually read about.

    Kartrashian and Kanye for example.

  38. vicky says:

    Love, love Pierce! He’s dreamy and I’d hit that! This coming from a 37 year old woman, he has nothing to worry about!

  39. kellyinseattle says:

    He’s a stone-cold FOX! I like them as a couple; they seem happy.

  40. JudyK says:

    Hate it when someone says, “So and so looks good for his/her age.” That is ageism at its finest.

    They look good. Period. And so does Pierce Brosnan. And 60 is NOT old.

    His wife is gorgeous. I remember her when she was stick-pin thin. She was gorgeous then; she is gorgeous now.

    Enough w/ the labels.

  41. Carolyn says:

    I’m really torn on this. My first reaction to Keeley was that she is fat. Because I’m used to the myriad of photos everywhere of very skinny famous people. Now I feel bad, if she does indeed have a thyroid problem. Yet I don’t judge Pierce in the same way. Don’t expect them all to be a size 0. At some point though “celebrating your curves” isn’t an excuse for unhealthy weight.

    I’m glad they’re still together. Must be doing something right. He could have played around on her and hasn’t. Neither of them care what we write about them anyway.

  42. Dirty Martini says:

    what a crock.

    he is simply gorgeous, inside and out.

    lucky lady. content with herself, loved by her man

    enjoying her life

    rock on sweetheart….all night long….

  43. Bridget says:

    Good food and lots of good wine? Those are the people you want to be friends with.

  44. Moi says:

    You know kaiser, I sort of want to have a couple of scotches with you, but wow does your empty alcohol calories stick with me! It pops up every time I want to buy a bottle of wine (thanks) :) . I’m going to use “haters to the left”. Most likely in the Gwyneth Paltrow post I’m about to go to. 😁😜

  45. ozzy says:

    no, sorry – she is disgusting

  46. Ruth Dunbar says:

    God. The amount of destruction that would go on if I ever got a hold of that man. I can’t think about it.

  47. Izzards Chick says:

    hes so cute and so is she. not everyone has to like a size 0, a little jiggle is really fun! shes adorable and he is too.

  48. Renee says:

    Oh Pierce, as long as you never sing again on the silver screen, you’ll always be the hottest hunk in Hollywood.

  49. Martha says:

    She is oversize. She has a double chin.
    She is not a normal women in size.
    And she is not hot.

    That has nothing to do that he loves her and that this is all perfectly okay, that they can eat what they want etc.

    But to say someone is a normal size when in fact she/or he is oversize is kind of gross.

    Or is that now “normal size” for the US?
    Sorry, I am from Europa and that is for sure not “normal size” for us.