Myrna Colley-Lee─ Who is She?
When the discussion areas are mainly related to the renowned star Morgan Freeman, the only name inevitably comes to everyone’s mind. She is none other than Myrna Colley-Lee, a former wife of Morgan Freeman. Myrna became the burning topic just after her failing relationship with her love life Morgan. To this date, Lee is well- known for being the beautiful second wife of Oscar Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman. Further, he is best known for his incredible role in movies like ‘Million Dollar Baby’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, and ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’. Keeping all things aside, Myrna once was cast in a classic prime-time TV Show, 60 minutes. Further, she took her career as a costume designer, artist, and philanthropist too. Before marrying Myrna, Morgan was already a divorcee man. He already had been tied up his relationship with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, a well-known name as the lady luck for Morgan Freeman’s life. However, just like his first marriage, Morgan married life didn’t last forever with Myrna too. This couple split up after being almost 23 years together. Today, though they are not together anymore, they seem to be happy and still be friends with one another.
Colley’s Early Life and Educational Upbringings
Talking about Myrna’s early days, born on January 1, 1941, in Hamlet, North Carolina, this lady is American by her Nationality and holds a White Ethnicity. Since her childhood days, she was raised and grew up with her lovely American parents, father and mother names are still under review. Along with her parent’s name, her other sibling’s info are too unavailable to this date. Now, moving towards her educational upbringing, Myrna got her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina. Later, she joined Temple University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and got her Master’s degree in Scenic and Costume Design. Based on her educational achievement she took herself towards pursuing her dream as a costume designer, an artist as well as a philanthropist.
Myrna’s Career and Professional Achievement
Colley to pursue her dreams, she took herself as a costume designer. She always worked hard to use all her theoretical knowledge into her practical career too. She has served in various movies such as ‘Relatively and Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White’, ‘The Piano Lesson’, ‘Forest City’ and ‘August Wilson’s play, Radio Golf’ and so on. And she also worked as an art director and set designer. Besides all this achievement as a designer and an artist, she is also active in the philanthropic world too. To this date, she is actively involved in her career as an artist and philanthropist. In 2017, she assisted Afro-American life at the Columbus Museum in Georgia by organizing an art gallery.
Further, Myrna worked as a commissioner for the Mississippi Arts Commission. Through her course of achievement, she became a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., and the Black Theatre Network, St. Louis, Mo. And so on. Moreover, as a faculty or staff member, she served in various areas like Smith College, Northampton, Mass., the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Washington D.C., and the Design and Management Institute of the National Arts Consortium, New York.
Personal Life─ Married, Kids & Divorced
Myrna and Morgan met for the first time through their mutual friend. Though they both belong to the same field, that’s the main reason behind their marriage success. Beginning with good friends, this duo finally blossomed their relationship to the next level. They tied their knot on 16th June 1984, in a closed ceremony. During their marriage time, Myrna was hanging her career as a film costume designer and Morgan in her acting field. Though both were active in their careers in the film industry, that’s why they decided to live in Tallahatchie County in Northern Mississippi.
As we already stated that Morgan was a divorcee man when he remarried with Myrna. And from his previous marriage, Jeanette and Morgan were blessed with four beautiful children (one biological and three adopted). They blessed with a baby girl named Morgana Freeman in 1971. Further, they both decided to adopt three lovely kids named Alfonso Rene Freeman (born on September 13, 1959), Saifoulaye (born in 1960) and Deena Adair. And form the second marriage with Myrna, Morgan has no kids. But they both adopted her step-granddaughter E’dena Hines, daughter of Deena Adair. Among all these kids, the eldest one, Alfonso Freeman took himself to the next level in his career in compare to other siblings.
Everyone became shocked when the divorce news was flashed all over the media. After being two decades together (23 years), Myrna filed a divorce with Morgan in 2007. However, it took almost three years to get into the final decision of the court. And on September 15, 2010, their divorce news has been finalized. The reason behind their split up hits the same reason just like his previous marriage. From the various sources, it has been confirmed that the reason for their long term marriage failure was Morgan’s extramarital affair with someone else. Surprisingly, there were also rumors that Morgan has an inappropriate relationship with his granddaughter, E’dena Hines.
Morgan and Myrna Loss their only adopted kid ‘E’dena Hines’
Morgan and Myrna had to face a tragic moment when her lovely baby girl aka granddaughter E’dena Hines left Freeman’s family on August 16, 2015. She was the daughter of Deena Adair, the adopted child of Morgan and Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. Later, she was adopted by Morgan and Myrna Colley-Lee. E’dena was just 33 years old when she left us. She was cruelly stabbed 25 times to death by her boyfriend Lamar Davenport on a Manhattan sidewalk. When asking about the reason behind this big cruelly steps was her betray to him. As stated earlier, he also claimed that E’dena had a sexual relationship with his grandfather Morgan. Later, Lamar was punished for 20 years of imprisonment for his crime. The shocking part was that the reason behind his murder was her betray him. He claimed that E’dena had a sexual relationship with his grandfather Morgan. However, nobody was sure that the surprising news was true or not, but Freeman’s family, as well as Hollywood, had to lose their baby girl as well as the finest actress.