Morgan Freeman’s ex-wife got $400 million & a tell-all book deal


**From left to right: E’Dena Hines (Morgan’s step-granddaughter), Myrna Colley-Lee (his ex-wife), and Morgan.

Where to start? Okay, The National Enquirer has long been the only media outlet to closely follow every single little detail of Morgan Freeman’s two-year-long divorce proceeding. His now ex-wife, Myrna, filed for divorce back in 2008. In the two years it took for the divorce to be finalized, the Enquirer ran a series of unflattering and just gross stories about Morgan. The most notable were the stories about Morgan’s alleged decade-long affair with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines. By some accounts, Morgan and E’Dena (now 28 years old, I believe) are still together in some sense, and the Enquirer even claimed that Morgan was planning to marry her and start a family with her.

So some of this week’s Enquirer story seems like a rehash. Now that Morgan and Myrna’s divorce in finalized, sources allege that Myrna is planning a tell-all book on her marriage. Of course, I don’t know why she would – sources also claim that she got an amazing $400 million divorce settlement. Four. Hundred. Million. Did you know that Morgan had that kind of money? I didn’t. I still kind of don’t. I think the claims made about her divorce deal and about the book are rather bullsh-tty, but I will give this to the Enquirer: they’ve been able to dig up a lot of dirt about Morgan, and I really do think they have some sources deep within Team Myrna, so who knows?

Morgan Freeman is on the wrong end of one of the worst divorce deals in Hollywood history! Not only was the 73-year-old star ordered to fork over some $400 million in cash and real estate to his angry ex-wife Myrna, sources say that he’ll soon be the subject of a scathing tell-all book in which she’ll detail his cheating.

In July 2008, The Enquirer exclusively reported that Myrna, 69, had discovered Morgan was having an affair with former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays. Soon afterward, the veteran actor’s attorney confirmed he was splitting from Myrna, whom he married in 1984.

Later that year, the scandal further exploded when we revealed that Morgan had also been carrying on a decade-long relationship with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, then 27. E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. Making the affair with E’Dena even more scandalous is the fact that Morgan and Myrna had raised her as their own child.

Morgan’s divorce from Myrna was finalized in Mississippi on Sept. 15, although the details were sealed from the public by a Tallahatchie County judge.

It was originally speculated that Myrna would receive a $170 million settlement, but the source says she got much more – a whopping $400 million. That would be the fifth-largest divorce payout EVER. Morgan is the seventh-highest grossing actor of all time. His films have brought in an estimated $2.79 billion worldwide.

According to the source, under the terms of the settlement, Morgan will keep his two planes. He and Myrna will continue to share the farm they own in Mississippi.

Myrna is getting a $7 million house in the British Virgin Islands, a home in LA, and an apartment beside NYC’s Central Park. Surprisingly, Myrna showed she showed she carried no bitterness toward E’Dena by agreeing to bequeath the NYC property to E’Dena in her will, the source added.

There is no gag order in the settlement, which means Myrna is free to write her book about Morgan’s many infidelities, said the source.

“Morgan is going to be embarrassed by what Myrna shares in the book,” the source said. “But she is a very honest person and feels it’s best to set the record straight about their lives.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

See? There’s something suspicious about the book story. I think that if Morgan gave Myrna all that money in the settlement, he would basically be paying for silence, and why wouldn’t he have included some kind of confidentiality agreement? I think there is one in place – the Mississippi judge’s order was probably extended. Just my theory. Then again, Morgan is old and he might figure “F-ck it, I’ll be dead soon.” Maybe this is all part of his Bucket List? We’ll see.



BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Actor Morgan Freeman (L) and his wife Myrna Colley-Lee arrive at the premiere of MGM's 'Feast of Love' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on September 25, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Morgan & E’Dena in 2008. Morgan with E’Dena and Myrna in 2005. Credit: WENN

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  1. Johnthing says:

    Grandchild sees 400 million flashes of green and not an old man.

  2. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I hope this isnt true. I have always liked Morgan. I just dont want all my favs to turn out to be big pervs.

    Makes me sad.

    And Myrna is not going to say anything, guarantee it. If she got 400 million, she’s keeping that trap shut for life. I would!

  3. mel says:

    Whoa, I didnt know he had it like that! She got more than Elin Woods but more power to her if it’s true.

  4. guesty says:

    that’s an unbelievable settlement.

    *runs to google morgan’s net worth*

    well celebrity net worth lists it @ only $90m. so hmmm.

  5. Kerri says:

    It says $400 million in cash and real estate. 80% of that figure is probably property.

    “Myrna is getting a $7 million house in the British Virgin Islands, a home in LA, and an apartment beside NYC’s Central Park.” – I’m pretty sure that NYC apartment has a hefty value.

  6. devilgirl says:

    Disgusting old man.

  7. JM says:

    She deserves everything she got after what Mr.Freeman pulled.

  8. Kim says:

    EW says Morgan gets $5-6M /film I doubt he is worth 100 million after taxes agents, managers etc

    • Tom says:

      Typical woman! Doesnt do shit her whole life a nobody and takes her man for everything! Bottom line dont ever get married all women will burn you!

      • 1Bossy Beauty says:

        Wow…YOU NEED A HUG! What “angry” rock have you been hiding? Clearly, you know nothing about Ms. Freeman & even less about women & marriage. For you, happiness will remain elusive.

  9. Anti-icon says:

    There’s nothing suspicious about this settlement—it occurred in MISSISSIPPI, which regards morality as part of the financial settlement. Myrna never had to agree to a “silence” clause, and in fact, she still deserves both—a large settlement for a horrific morality violation (incest?!) and also the freedom to explain herself, to preserve her own dignity, in her own book.

    YEAH MYRNA. May all other states look at Mississippi Divorce Law as a model of how to address SOCIOPATHIC, RICH AZZHOLES.

  10. lu says:

    I hope none of this is true.

  11. malachais says:

    Go Myrna Woop Woop. Honestly, Myrna looks better than E’Dena. Morgan, what were you thinking? Yikes!

  12. Saoirse says:

    Sorry, but I have a HARD time believing ANYTHING coming out of the National Enquirer. Unless I hear it from the man himself, then I refuse to believe this crap. And if this isn’t the case, I hope he sues the bloody hell out of the NE.

  13. Jaxx says:

    I have always loved him so much and this story just disgusted me. He raised that girl as his CHILD. It’s incest pure and simple. I am so disappointed to learn this about him. A man I’ve always admired. Are people just scum everywhere?

  14. Lushus L. says:

    I don’t think it was very smart for Myrna to bequeath the NYC property to E’dena in her will. Not smart at all.

  15. Chris says:

    $400 million? Yeah, right. The media always bullshits about how much money celebrities get.

  16. Raven says:

    We may find out the truth now that the divorce is finalized. I can’t see him marrying this young woman, though she may end up having his children. I don’t see him giving up his freedom.

  17. Sara says:

    I actually believe this story because I had an English student once who used to talk about really strange things. One day he told me he was sexually attracted to his 18 year old grandson’s girlfriend. This guy had white hair and was probably 80 years old.

    Anyway, doesn’t Hugh Hefner date women young enough to be his granddaughters?

  18. truthzbetta says:

    Tragic. One less icon for me in the world, one more dirty old perv. It was weird when he told Charlie Rose he thinks he’s literally God in his world. Literally. So’s I guess nobody can tell Him this is g-r-o-s-s.

    Seems healthy modesty a la Tom Hanks leads to healthier life overall.

  19. Wanda says:

    I hope this story isn’t true. I’ll never be able to watch another movie with Morgan Freeman again.

  20. Carrie says:

    This is eerily similar to Woody Allen/Mia Farrow/Soon Yi Previn.

    If it is true, it is gross.

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  22. Deidra says:

    I don’t believe the story about Morgan Freeman and his granddaughter. He is too classy to respond to trashy comments about his personal life. It’s best not to comment at all!