Morgan Freeman to Marry Step Granddaughter, 27

New report says actor is looking to make official the long-standing affair

By on July 9th, 2009 14:48 GMT
Last month, the rumor mill went into overdrive as reports on Morgan Freeman’s personal life started to leak to the tabloid media and on the Internet. The 72-year-old actor was said to be having a long-secret affair with his 27-year-old step granddaughter, which tore the family apart and also led to his divorce. Freeman will now make the affair legal by tying the knot with his much younger partner, the National Enquirer says (story via here).

The US tabloid was also the one to break the story of the secret affair, following months of investigation and talks with sources very close to the family. The young E’Dena Hines, with whom Freeman was seen in public a couple of times as well, reportedly did not want to get involved romantically with the actor, but she eventually succumbed to his advances and agreed to become his secret mistress. She will soon be making the move from mistress to wife, if the Enquirer is accurate in its latest report on the topic.

“The Enquirer has learned exclusively that Morgan Freeman plans to marry his step-granddaughter, family sources reveal. In our June 29 issue, we revealed that sources close to the 72-year-old actor claim that he had carried on a shocking, nearly decade-long affair with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines. She is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife – whom he and his estranged second wife Myrna raised since she was a young child. The long-secret relationship led to the breakup of Morgan’s marriage, say sources close to Freeman and his wife.” the tab writes.

According to the aforementioned sources, it was precisely the promise of marriage that broke E’Dena’s determination not to become involved with the much older actor. When he eventually promised her that he would marry her, she agreed to be his mistress, and now he has to make good on that promise and take her to avoid the imminent media scandal, spies reveal.

“Morgan has led her to believe that he wants to marry her. Becoming Mrs. Morgan Freeman has been E’Dena’s goal.” a family source explains for the US tabloid. “Wife Myrna, 68, has admitted that she and Morgan have not shared a bed since 2001, and that they had an open marriage – with both Morgan and Myrna having other partners. For years, Morgan carried on an affair with former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays at the same time he was romancing E’Dena.” the Enquirer further says of the conditions that allowed Freeman to romance another woman, even if it's his own step granddaughter. 

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