Morgan Freeman and his wife, Myrna Colley-Lee, are shown at the after party for “The Country Girl” at Tavern On the Green in NY on 4/17/08. Credit: WENN
This is just… gross. I want to believe this isn’t true… but the National Enquirer has been getting some of these stories right lately. So, here goes. The National Enquirer is reporting that Morgan Freeman has been engaged in a decade-long affair with his step-granddaughter. The 27-year-old woman’s name is E’Dena Hines and she’s not related to him by blood. She is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and Morgan and his second wife, Myrna, helped to raise E’Dena when she was little.
The Enquirer’s sources are saying that Morgan’s affair with E’Dena is what ended his marriage to Myrna. When Morgan first began putting the moves on her, E’Dena went to Myrna and told her what had happened – that E’Dena and Morgan had gone to dinner, got a little drunk, and that Morgan had tried to have sex with her. When Myrna confronted Morgan, he promised it would never happen again. And yet, shortly afterward, Morgan and E’Dena started their decade-long affair. E’Dena was even Morgan’s date for several public events – but she was always introduced as his granddaughter:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL: Oscar winner’s Morgan Freeman’s decade-long affair with his step – GRANDDAUGHTER, a family insider told The ENQUIRER.
Morgan Freeman has been having a nearly decade-long affair with his step-granddaughter – a scandalous charge that has emerged in the bitter divorce battle between the acclaimed actor and his wife Myrna, says a source.
The relationship between the 72-year-old actor with step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines, 27, began when she was a teen, the source told The ENQUIRER exclusively. The alleged affair not only contributed to his split from Myrna, his wife of 25 years, it also led to his breakup with his longtime mistress, former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays.
E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and was raised by Morgan and Myrna “since she was a little girl,” the source told The ENQUIRER.
“Myrna said E’dena told her that when she was a teenager, she and Morgan went to dinner at a friend’s house one evening. Both had been drinking, and when they returned home, Morgan attempted to have sex with her. They stopped just short of having intercourse,” the source, a close family insider, told The ENQUIRER.
“E’Dena explained to Myrna that she stopped Morgan from going any further.”
Myrna confronted Morgan, and he agreed to leave E’Dena alone – but unbeknownst to Myrna, the relationship continued for years, said the source.
E’Dena has also been Morgan’s escort to several public events, including last summer’s premiere of the blockbuster Bat-flick hit, The Dark Knight.
“Nobody thought anything of it, because she would be introduced as his ‘granddaughter.’ The family insider divulged.
“It’s not technically incest, because they are not related by blood…[but] Morgan is trying desperately to keep his divorce out of open court so all the shameful facts won’t become public.”
[From The National Enquirer]
It sounds like the National Enquirer’s sources are coming from Myrna’s camp, doesn’t it? The best situation – in my mind – would be if this was some sort of sick ploy by some clever divorce lawyer. But I’m really afraid there might be something to it. If E’Dena is 27 years old now, and they have engaged in an “affair” for ten years, that means she and Morgan were having sex since she was seventeen. Add to that the fact that Morgan and E’Dena are related by marriage and that he helped raise her since she was a kid, and I just don’t see any way that this young woman isn’t some sort of victim who is most likely really screwed up over this whole situation. I’m truly praying that the Enquirer has it wrong.