One of the most familiar faces in Hollywood, Morgan Freeman is an American actor and producer. Besides, he is also a narrator. Morgan Freeman was awarded an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby in 2004. He has also received an Oscar nomination for his performances in Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption, and Invictus.
This 81-year-old Hollywood star, Morgan Freeman might not have ever thought that he would ever have to deal with two divorces in his life and would be accused of having a sexual relationship with his step-granddaughter. Let's learn about all about his personal life. Just stay with us as we explore his personal life.
Morgan Freeman was married twice in his entire life. Firstly, he was married to his wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. The former married couple tied the knot on 22 October 1967.
Jeanette Bradshaw already had a daughter Deena from a previous relationship before she engaged with Morgan. Deena is the mother of E’Dina Hines.
In regard to their parenthood, Morgan, and his wife Jeanette together were blessed with two children and both were sons namely Saifoulaye and Alfonso.
Actor Morgan Freeman with his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw Source: Divorced Debbie
Everything was going perfectly, but after enjoying the marital relationship for about 12 years with his spouse, somehow the couple had to split. The finalization of their divorce was done on 18 November 1979. None of them ever spoke anything about the reason behind their separation.
After five years of his divorce with former spouse Jeanette, Morgan got married to his second wife Myrna Colley-Lee, a theater and film costume designer in 1984. The daughter of his first wife, Deena was then adopted by the newly married couple.
Morgan Freeman and his second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee Source: Divorced Debbie
Morgan and spouse Myrna together had a daughter Morgana who was raised along with her three siblings. Unfortunately, the twenty-six years long marriage broke up when Myrna filed for divorce in 2008 and finalized the divorce in 2010.
As stated by Myrna, while she was married to Morgan and were free to have other sexual partners, the two had not been intimate since 2001. Morgan had to shell out an extravagant $400 million to Myrna as part of the divorce settlement.
Former husband and wife couple: Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee Source: NY Daily News
There were rumors already out regarding the existence of Morgan’s long-time mistress who was a teacher. Later, in 2009, there was another rumor added that stated Morgan's ten-year-old relationship with his step-granddaughter, E’Dina Hines.
Morgan Freeman with his step-granddaughter E'Dina Hines Source: Tmz
However, later Morgan Freeman completely denied the rumor and said that someone is just putting these wrong allegations to him. Besides the two of his marital relationships, Morgan is also said to be married to Katie Nave, which is yet to be made official.
It was reported on May 24, 2018, by the CNN that Morgan Freeman was alleged of sexual allegations by over eight women and eight other people followed the case stating that they witnessed the harassment.
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Morgan Freeman issued an apology stating that he was sorry for those who felt uncomfortable or disrespected and that was never his intent. He also stated that anyone who knew him knew that he was not someone who'd do those things intentionally.
Screen Actors Guild also reviewed the action but, later, in September 2018, confirmed that Freeman could keep his lifetime achievement award.
We wish all the very best for his future, and we hope he never has to go through these types of situations. For more updates, keep in touch with Frostsnow.