Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee are divorcing after 24 years. The couple, who have been together since 1976, released a joint statement announcing they are splitting but will support each other.
Several followers of their decades-long partnership were shocked by their split. Morgan Freeman, 85, and Myrna Colley-Lee, 77, rarely discussed their marriage. They married in 1984 after almost a decade together.
Many wonder why the pair divorced. They haven’t offered a cause for their divorce, although allegations have circulated that Morgan Freeman cheated. The pair has not confirmed or denied this.
Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee said they will be friends and support each other after their divorce. “We love each other very much and are mutually dedicated to supporting one other and the family we have formed together,” they added.
After 50 years in Hollywood, Morgan Freeman is one of the most admired performers. He earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby. He has received many honours for his cinema, television, and stage work and has been nominated for four more Oscars.
Myrna Colley-Lee, an artist and costume designer, worked on Morgan Freeman’s Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption. The couple has two children, and Morgan Freeman has two from a previous marriage.
While their divorce is heartbreaking, respect the couple’s decision and privacy during this trying time. Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee have been together for over four decades, and their love and support will continue as they go forwards independently.