DIET ANOTHER DAY! PIERCE BROSNAN WEIGHT WAR WITH WIFE
Ex- 007 PIERCE BROSNAN is desperately trying to keep his lean, leading man figure, BUT his and his curvy wife’s love of all things fattening is making it tough.
Despite the fact that the handsome Irish actor turned 60 in May, he’s still being cast opposite much younger actresses. For example, in his latest film, “How to Make Love Like an Englishman,” he romances both 47-year-old Salma Hayek AND 32-year-old Jessica Alba.
“Pierce is still considered a heartthrob, so he knows the importance of keeping fit,” said a longtime friend. “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 harder than ever now because he’s getting older.”
And his plus-size 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.
The source says 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,” said the source. “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 and 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, work on her writing and care for the kids.”
Pierce, who’s 6-foot-1 and an estimated 195 pounds, hates going to the gym. So he’s come up with his own diet and fitness plan to keep his weight in check.
“Pierce does something different every day,” the source revealed. “On a Monday he might run and kickbox, then on a Tuesday he might take a hike with one of the dogs. On Wednesday, it’s a game of tennis with one of his pals and a swim in the pool, and another day it might be a bike ride or some Pilates or yoga.
“The fact that Pierce and his wife love to eat, and his wife loves to feed him, makes his job of keeping fabulously fit that much harder,” the source added. “But he’s determined to keep moving so he can stay slim and sexy.”