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Morgan Freeman: Divorce After 24 Years Of Marriage

Morgan Freeman: Divorce After 24 Years Of Marriage

Morgan Freeman and his wife of 24-years, costumer Myrna Colley-Lee, are getting a divorce, reports Access Hollywood.

The news comes days after the 71-year-old Dark Knight actor was involved in a serious car crash.

“[The couple] are involved in a divorce action,” Morgan’s Mississippi-based attorney and business partner Bill Luckett revealed. “And for legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007.”

Pictured: Morgan and Myrna at the opening night after-party for the revival of The Country Girl in New York City April 2008.

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  • anon

    whoa i’m first.
    wonder if this has something to do with unidentifed female in his car?

  • pete

    well 24 yrs is a very long time

  • Helena

    It’s not his month, is it?

  • annaversary

    If his wife is the one asking for the divorce, I hope she gets injured by a car.

  • Just me…

    That’s sad :(

  • f.

    Guess they decided to make it public since everyone was speculating about the other woman.

    I hope he is better soon.

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    I agree, #6. I have been wondering why the woman in the car accident wasn’t his wife and since the Freemans have been separated since December, it makes sense. I continue to wish him the best.

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    I agree, #6. I have been wondering why the woman in the car accident wasn’t his wife and since the Freemans have been separated since December, it makes sense. I continue to wish him the best.

  • vicky

    not good

  • yikes

    The Dark Knight curse
    strikes again!!!!!!

  • the shiznack

    the female passenger’s name is Demaris Meyer

  • sillyme

    Figures he’s leaving his wife for a white woman. Why does it seem like black male celebs don’t like black women much?

  • http://cutiepi@yahoo.com cutie pie

    its a white woman that he was creeping with????////

  • http://cutiepi@yahoo.com cutie pie

    I dont think he didnt like his black woman anymore .. 24 years he must have.. i think its a damn sahme white women want to take all the black men… they should tell it like it is ,, he was creeping around with her on the side… that floozie knew he was married and his wife found out about it… she was a floozie to do that!

  • megg

    Not his best week ever I suppose…

  • http://cutiepi@yahoo.com cutie pie

    wonder ehat she ws doing to him in the car for him to wheel off the road like that>>>>>> i know what she is known for!!!

  • http:/Gpost Team lara croft

    Clearly some people here want to start something. Jared, can you delete their posts? That said, she is asking for a divorce period. End of story. Attraction knows no boundaries – there is no logical explanation why we are attracted to people and there is no ethnographic study to be done on the matter. Just as I don’t judge Rober Deniro for his choice of women (who happen to be all beautiful) I don’t judge Morgan. Private business. Just as I don’t judge Sienna Miller either – if she wants to live that way – she will have to pay the consequences, that is all. I wish Morgan a speedy recovery. Hope he recovers quickly and hope his wife finds the happiness she needs.

  • the shiznack

    well he ran off the road cos it was wet…supposedly

  • http:/Gpost Team lara croft

    sillyme @ 08/06/2008 at 5:26 pm

    Figures he’s leaving his wife for a white woman. Why does it seem like black male celebs don’t like black women much?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Do you have any stats on this – hard core stats? Because studies prove that majority of people marry their own kind. Rich or not. Disproportionately so – most people marry people of their own race. The only area of possible question is the percentage of Asian women and White men – in some cities. It seems a large percentage of Asian women marry White men and not Asian men – and even that is not the norm. Most Asians marry other Asians. So in fact, due to society – most people marry their own kind. Your “argument” or “point” does not hold up demographically nor scientifically – try again.

  • Theresa

    Didn’t they ask him last month was he getting a divorce and he said no. He sure lied about that if they had been separated since Dec. It’s true what they are saying a lot of black men once they become successful leave their wife, most of the time for a white lady. At the same time a lot of white men leave their wife once the become stars for a women in the business to.

  • http://www.kwanzoo.com Supernetuser

    Funny we find out about this days after his car wreck.

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  • mike

    awwww

  • http:/Gpost Team lara croft

    Theresa @ 08/06/2008 at 5:45 pm

    It’s true what they are saying a lot of black men once they become successful leave their wife, most of the time for a white lady. At the same time a lot of white men leave their wife once the become stars for a women in the business to.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Theresa, where are your statistics on this? Seriously. What demographic study of successful black men did you do to come to the hard fact conclusion that the MAJORITY of women they leave their wives for are white women? Please provide the proof. In numbers.

  • vickifromtexas

    # 12 sillyme @ 08/06/2008 at 5:26 pm Figures he’s leaving his wife for a white woman. Why does it seem like black male celebs don’t like black women much?
    ====================================================
    tell this to will smith, denzel washington, chris rock, bill cosby, rodney pete, emmit smith, ll cool j, bernie mac, forrest whitaker, samuel jackson,cedric the entertainer, and on and on and on. people can’t help who they fall in love with. you fall in love with a person not a color.

  • woogie

    To: annaversary (#4)——-your comment was unnecessary and quite sick.

    I like Morgan Freeman as an actor. He is one of the best actors!
    By the way. I am a white woman…so, this has nothing at all to do about what color a person is, geez! This is the 21st century

    What goes on in his personal life is none of our business.

  • Xio Pio

    What is wrong with you guys.

    The article clear states that they’ve been separeted since December, that’s 8 months ago. Why can’t we assume that he hooked up with the mistery woman after he separated from his wife, and the only reason why they are saying something about it now, is so no one accuses him of creepin’ which you are all doing now anyway.

  • victoria

    No wonder his wife has not shown up at the hospital, or had a comment to make. How sad. But, if they have been apart that long it is understandable. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. He is the best!! This should not EVER be a race issue. It does not matter WHO is girlfriend is. WHITE or BLACK, as long as they both are happy, and his ex-wife is happy and they remain friends. End of story.

  • ryan

    OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ALL THE CAST OF THE DARK KNIGHT????

  • sally

    He did supposedly have a female in the car with him when he crashed. I wonder who it was.

  • sally

    ^^^^^^

    The Dark Knight is cursed because so far (as Arnold would say)

    “It’s da best movie of da summa.”

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  • James

    Seems to me that last year there were rumors that he was having an affair. I like the old guy but would be greatly disgusted if he was cheating on his wife.

  • http://MorganFreeman Bryan Smith @ 08/08/08 1o;ooam

    my prayers are with you for a quick recovery really enjoy watching your movies so take care and I will be seening you in the future. keep up the good work my prayers are also with you family

  • Sister Foxy Loxy

    Not surprised with the divorce announcement. ‘Miss Daisy’ was obviously the Mistress. Must have been one hell of a bl*w-job to cause that crash.

    You go, grandpa!

  • Tdani

    Yep…the truth shall come to the light some way, some how!

  • Tdani

    It’s obvious that the wife wants a divorce after catching her husband with this skank. It’s ashame it took a car accident for her to find out

  • zoe

    everyone who says the cast of dark knight is cursed has to really shut up. why is it doing so amazingly well in box office if its cursed? ever heard of the word coincidence? or are you all just superstitous?
    love morgan freeman as an actor and its a shame that they’re divorcing after 24 years of marriage. hope all things go well.

  • richard Hochman

    morgan freeman divorce should be a private affair people

  • This is not America shala

    Typical American woman… kicks when you’re down

  • remember da truth

    Theresa #20 you are WRONG and are jumping to conclusions. They’ve been separated — but NO a month ago they were not getting a divorce. Now they are.

    You people act like you know NOTHING about relationships or how the real world works!

  • remember da truth

    Leave for a white woman once he’s successful?!?! How STUPID a comment is THAT?!?!
    Morgan Freeman has been a successful actor — one of the most acclaimed in Hollywood — for DECADES and he stayed with his wife for 24 friggin’ years!!

    Jeez, people, get over it. He was married for a long, long time, obviously longer than most of you have been alive. Time for both to get on with their lives, and it seems for you all, also.
    Wishing Morgan and his ex-wife the best.

  • remember da truth

    Tdani,
    it’s obvious that you read only tabloids and have no clue about real life. They have been separated for EIGHT MONTHS. Don’t you think that maybe long before that, the marriage was over and his wife might be somewhat more aware of what is going on than YOU??? Don’t you think that being separated for eight months would mean that the marriage is dead and they are dating and it’s only legal issues that still make them man and wife?

    I know people who are no longer “married” in reality but have stayed married legally. Don’t you? The separation for so long says it all. Clearly, the only reason the divorce announcement came is so that idiots and tabloids don’t create a controversy where there is none. These are private people, private ADULTS, who don’t need or want their private lives all over the tabs and blogs for people like posters here to speculate and get it all wrong just because a juicy story sounds better than the boring reality.

  • passer by

    I think he is now with a white woman, because there vagina is tight.
    In general all black woman have big vagina, so big you can hear echo.

  • Ruth

    First of all I wish my very favourite actor, Morgan Freeman, a speedy recovery from that terrible crash.

    I imagine that all the speculation has caused the divorce announcement to be made. I find it rather weird that his lawyer has declared that they separated in December 2007 when the photo accompanying this article shows an apparently happy and contented couple and was taken in April 2008! Perhaps the crash caused the divorce – who knows.

  • Lisa

    How could he be so stupid? Seriously, how hard is it to get a divorce before you start dating someone new?? Cheating has got to be one of the most pathetic moves a person can make in their life. No balls to end one thing properly before you start the next. I’m really disappointed in Morgan Freeman. I had thought he was one of the “good guys”

  • JEn

    You all with you “Black Woman” vrs “White Woman” senarios is just plain IGNORANT!!!! Do you really think black men sit around with their black wives saying…………aaaaaaaaaaaaaah you know what? I need me a white woman now…… yeah that is what I need……. Now that I am somebody??? White women are there for black men on their way up aswell as black woman…. Men are men and go for what they want. Not a skin color, but whatever it is the other WOMAN is offering them…… Stop being prejudice and judge men off actions of just being creeps versus going from a certain color woman for another…… put you anger in the right place….. If a black man left you for a another black woman that is ok right???? NO so chill out with that racist crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jen in ALASKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JEn

    PS, From Mrs. ALASKA up here…..

    Us white women don’t take your black men!!! They give themselves to us!!! lol

  • Windstorm

    I am glad that Morgan Freeman has recovered. Although he is my favorite actor, I must say that I am a little disappointed in him, but what can I say, it’s his life and he lives it the way that he wants to :)

  • debra77

    So even actors who don’t live in hollywood have a hard time making it work…. SAD

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