Myrna Colley-Lee is the ex-wife of legendary actor, Morgan Freeman. She is a theater and film costume designer, who adopted E’Dena Hines, Freeman’s step-granddaughter. The couple, who were married for 24 longs years, decided to call it quits in December 2007. Their divorce was finalized on September 15, 2010. Find out more about Morgan Freeman’s ex-wife, Myrna Colley-Lee below.
Myrna Colley-Lee’s Relationship with Morgan Freeman
Legendary actor, Morgan Freeman is known to have had a very colorful love life. From Myrna Colley-Lee’s wiki, we know that she was not his first wife. He was first married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, whom he divorced in November 1979 after 12 years of marriage. The couple went steady and were even blessed with a daughter, Morgana.
He then met Myrna Colley-Lee through mutual friends, and they tied the knot on June 16, 1984. While all seemed perfect, trouble soon hit paradise.
After 26 rock-solid years of marriage, Colley-Lee filed for divorce, and the couple were legally separated on September 15, 2010. Around the time of their separation, the actor was in a car accident with a passenger, Demaris Meyer in the car. Many assumed that Meyer was Freeman’s mistress, but the two denied those claims.
Her Separation from Morgan Freeman
Myrna Colley-Lee, age 76, called off her marriage with Morgan Freeman in September 2010. The reason was reportedly an affair.
Tabloids claimed that Freeman was having an illicit affair with a schoolteacher named Mary Joyce Hays. He was also in the news for rumors that he was in a relationship with his step-granddaughter, E’ Dina Hines, whom he legally adopted with Colley-Lee. Hines was also the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife.
In 2015, Hines was brutally stabbed to death, tragically ending her life at 33. Her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, was charged with second-degree murder.
While Colley-Lee was initially set to receive a $170.0 million settlement, she allegedly managed to secure $400.0 million from the divorce.
Freeman’s ex-wife reportedly received his $7.0 million house in the British Virgin Islands, a home in Los Angeles, and an apartment beside New York’s Central Park. In 2010, it was revealed that she was working on a tell-all book about her marriage to the actor.
Myrna Colley-Lee’s Life, Post-Divorce
Myrna Colley-Lee has quite an exciting life. She is a revered theatre producer and costume designer who is looked up to by many in her field. Her creations were featured in productions like Relativity and Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White.
She also has several famous art installations to her credit, and is also known to have designed commercial interiors for many well-known organizations. In addition to her designs, Colley-Lee is a commissioner for the Mississippi Arts Commission.
She engages in philanthropic activities for Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort, Inc., a local civic arts organization; the Rock River Foundation, a philanthropic organization for the arts; the Mississippi State University Department of Art; and the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi, University.
Myrna Colley-Lee’s pics showcase her booming personal life, too. Though her marriage did not last, she is still close with her children.
Myrna Colley-Lee’s kids claim that she has always been a good mother who always stood by them.