Last summer, the National Enquirer ran two stories within a month that pretty much grossed out every single person in the world. According to their reporting and sources, Morgan Freeman, 72, had been engaged in a decade-long affair with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines. Hines is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife (Jeanette Adair Bradshaw), and they are not related by blood, although Morgan did help raise E’Dena for a significant part of her childhood. The Enquirer also claimed that it was Morgan’s affair with E’Dena that lead to the split with his second wife Myrna. Apparently, when Morgan began romancing E’Dena, then a teenager, E’Dena went to Myrna for help, Myrna confronted Morgan, he promised not to do anything, and yet his decade-long affair with E’Dena began around that time.
After that story, the Enquirer went on to claim in a follow-up that Morgan and E’Dena were preparing to marry, although both were “dating other people”. After that, the story kind of died out, and I don’t think I’m alone in hoping that the stories were some kind of fluke. Well… after six months, the Enquirer’s got a new scoop: not only are Morgan and E’Dena still together, they’re planning for a baby! I think I’m going to throw up.
Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines is pushing the actor to start a family with her – and he’s agreed! Morgan plans to marry his mistress E’Dena once his messy divorce from wife Myrna is finalized.
“E’Dena wants Morgan’s baby,” a close source told The Enquirer. “She believes that will give her a final hold on Morgan and, after his divorce with Myrna is over, she will end up marrying him.”
Morgan and Myrna continue to battle out of court over how to divide his complicated state worth more than $120 million. And now, in a twist worthy of any movie melodrama, the accomplished actor has to keep a second woman happy.
“Morgan has gone along with E’Dena’s wishes of having a baby,” said the close source. “he knows it would be disastrous is E’Dena blew up and went public with everything she knows.”
Myrna knows about Morgan’s relationship with E’Dena, but when she heard about E’Dena’s plans to get pregnant by Morgan, Myrna was furious, say sources.
Confided an insider: “Myrna told E’Dena, ‘If you think you’re having his baby, you’ve got another thing coming’”
Although E’Dena is convinced Morgan loves her and wants to start a family with her, Myrna made it clear she would do everything she could to talk Morgan out of it.
“But E’Dena knows Morgan wants her and that is all that matters to her,” divulged an insider.
“Myrna never gave Morgan children of his own,” said the close source. “E’Dena believes if she can give him a baby, she would win his heart forever. And if she can’t give him a child of their own, she wants to adopt.”
E’Dena’s youth is “very attractive” to the grandfatherly actor, according to the insider. “She uses her youth to her advantage. She knows it really feeds Morgan’s ego to have a young woman hanging all over him. E’Dena believes that getting pregnant would make sure she becomes the next Mrs. Morgan Freeman.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition. January 18, 2010]
The Enquirer also notes that following their first two stories about the relationship, Morgan never issued any kind of denial about anything involving E’Dena or anything else. Now, that could just mean that he doesn’t feel like denying something so gross. Or it could mean that he has no room to deny anything. In any case, isn’t this situation disgusting? I mean… if it was just some random 27-year-old woman who was all up on a 72-year-old, trying to get pregnant, I would still think it was gross, but the whole thing with Morgan and his wives and step-children and seducing his step-grandchild who he’s now going to impregnate? I need a shower.
Morgan Freeman and E’Dena at the premiere of ‘The Dark Knight’ on July 14, 2008. Credit: Tina Paul / WENN