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.