Date: 21st November 2000
PIERCE BROSNAN and his wife-to-be, KEELY SHAYE SMITH, are preparing for their marriage - by meditating together at a monument to Brosnan's late wife CASSANDRA.
Brosnan, who was devastated when his wife died of cancer in 1991, erected a whale-shaped bench at a Malibu park promontory, overlooking the ocean which his environmental activist wife used to love. Now the JAMES BOND star and his pregnant fiancee spend hours sitting in quiet meditation at the monument, which also includes a rock underneath which Brosnan buried some of his ex-wife's most treasured belongings.
Local GINA CHAMNEL, who has worked with Brosnan on his environmental crusades, says he and Shaye Smith are united in their devotion to Cassandra's memory. Chamnel says, "He and Keely will come and sit on the bench at least a few times a week and meditate. "It's a very special place for him and his children. Cassandra was a big environmentalist and Pierce has taken up her work. Keely actually helped him design the monument."
The couple, who already have one son DYLAN, are planning on getting married early next year (01). (LE/WN/RGS)