Morgan Freeman got dumped by his mistress

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Poor Morgan Freeman. First, he was in a serious car crash last year that injured him and his passenger. Now that passenger is suing him for negligence. Then, his wife of 24 years filed for divorce and stands to win a substantial alimony settlement. His new Broadway play, “The Country Girl,” is getting terrible reviews. And finally, sources say that Freeman’s long time mistress- the reason his marriage imploded – has also dumped him. Okay – maybe I don’t feel that sorry for him on that last one.

Morgan Freeman has been dumped by the mistress who broke up his marriage, The Enquirer has learned exclusively.

For four years, the 71-year-old star has been romantically involved with divorced former school-teacher Mary Joyce Hays, 60. Friends of the couple say they were headed for marriage after Morgan’s divorce was final, and Mary Joyce occasionally sported an engagement ring.

But they split up recently while Morgan was in New York performing on stage in “The Country Girl,” revealed a source close to the pair.

“Mary Joyce told me, ‘I broke up with Morgan. It’s definitely over.’”

Myrna Colley-Lee, Morgan’s wife of 24 years, filed for divorce last year after being separated from him since December of 2007.

But Mary Joyce insists that Morgan and Myrna had been living separate lives for a lot longer – at least 20 years, according to the close source.

“Mary Joyce told me, ‘I don’t think Myrna thought I was much of a threat. But she didn’t think it would turn into love.’”

The source said that Mary Joyce left Morgan because the actor no longer loved her, and she said: “He tried to push me away.”

[From The National Enquirer print version, March 23, 2009]

I really don’t understand why a man would choose to live in a sham of a marriage for 20 years while keeping a mistress on the side. I suppose he was worried about having to give up a chunk of his money, and that fear seems to be justified. But he probably has a lot more money to lose now than he did 20 years ago. Why not call it a day, get divorced and move on instead of going through the motions for 20 years? Life’s too short. Maybe his mistress dumping him and this lawsuit by another woman who is adamant that she isn’t his mistress are some sort of karmic retribution for the choice he made. But you know, for a 70 year old man, he sure is a player!

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  1. Chiara says:

    Enjoy Morgan as an actor … life happens, and I feel no sorrow for him. It appears he had a part in the success and demise of both relationships.

    Another oh well, moment.

  2. Maddie says:

    I didn’t even know he was married until his accident!!

  3. Baholicious says:

    “When Good Geezers Go Bad”

    Ah Morgan, too bad you couldn’t just voice-over your relationships, you’d be King of all you surveyed…

  4. Tony says:

    Unless you are that person, you cannot understand them. Speculation on why this or that happened is only speculation. Live and let live.

  5. GimmeABreak says:

    His personal life…is his. Having said that, I have loved this guy in every role I’ve ever seen him in. He’s like Gene Hackman. Great…always!

  6. Grandizer says:

    He waited because a dead wife gets none of his money.
    At their advanced age, it is not unthinkable that should would pass.

    Plus he was drinking the milk from the cows and not having to pay the farmer.

    Great actor, man with a failing morale.

    BTW why didn’t the wife file after all these years??? She liked the money.

  7. Pott54 says:

    I think this is just some “trumped” up Enquirer story because of the law suit by the woman involved in the car accident being in the news. The only part they got right is that he’s getting a divorce because he had an affair. The rest is probably fluff and inuenudos.

    Also, he and his wife “led separate” lives isn’t true, at least not in the sense that the Enquirer is trying to imply. Morgan Freeman is a highly successful and busy actor and his wife is a busy, successful costume designer and was VERY INVOLVED in his life. “Google” Myrna-Colley Lee and you’ll see that Morgan Freeman and his wife lived anything but the “separate” kind of married life the Enquirer and its “so-called” sources are trying to imply. It just sounds like maybe the last 3-4 years have been problematic.

    What I find interesting is that no divorce papers have been filed yet and Myrna has supposedly been gone since December 2007. Yet in 2007 well into 2008, she attended premiers and red carpet events with him. If legally separated, why not just take the mistress?

    As for the mistress dumping Morgan. Doubt it. Sounds as if Mr. Freeman was through “milking” that old cow for some time and was looking for a new one.

    Either way, Mr. M will bounce back…just a matter of time and with whom. As for being a playa – again, doubt it. And if he is, he’s not very good at it…as most men aren’t. LOL!

  8. raven says:

    I had no idea he had such a busy private life. I read an article which had an interview of him getting ready to go on his sailboat. Neither his wife nor any female companion was mentioned.

    As far as acting, he is one of my favorites.

  9. Eliz says:

    Gross child molester she was a child when it all began .who does this if it would of been anyone else it would of been child molestation ,

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