Morgan Freeman and his wife Myrna Colley-Lee, have officially split, the couple’s divorce was pronounced by a court in the state of Mississippi, on September 15, announced on Friday, actor’s lawyer.
William R. Wright, Morgan Freeman’s lawyer, said Friday that his client’s divorce was pronounced on September 15, by a judge in Tallahatchie, Mississippi. Terms of the divorce are sealed, Wright said.
“It was done without a trial,” Wright said Friday. “Everybody is glad it’s over.” Morgan Freeman and ex-wife Myrna Colley-Lee, separated in December 2007 after a marriage that lasted 23 years. The divorce proceedings were brought to court in July 2008.
Both Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee live in Tallahatchie County in northern Mississippi, where the famous actor owns a farm near the city of Charleston. Myrna Colley-Lee is a costume designer for theater and film productions.
The two were married on June 16, 1984. In November 2009, Freeman settled a lawsuit related to a 2008 car accident that seriously injured him and a passenger. Demaris Meyer filed the lawsuit against the Academy Award-winning actor, claiming Freeman had been drinking the night of the accident and was negligent when the car ran off the side of a rural highway near his home. No charges were filed.
Morgan Freeman was hospitalized for four days after the accident, with one hand and a fractured elbow. Demaris Meyer was transported by helicopter to a hospital in the area, and has suffered numerous injuries including a head injury which subsequently led to cognitive difficulties and a temporary loss of memory. She never returned to his workplace.