One Oscar winner is the subject of some pretty damaging rumors.
Morgan Freeman may have robbed his ex-wife's daughter's cradle. The National Enquirer alleges that the 72-year-old actor has been romantically involved with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, for as long as a decade.
He's currently mired in a messy divorce with his now-estranged wife of 25 years, costume designer Myrna Colley-Lee, and may go public with his unconventional relationship when the smoke clears.
E'Dena is the granddaughter of Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, Morgan's first wife, but she was raised by Morgan and Myrna since she was a small child. Morgan adopted E'Dena's mother, Deena, who is Jeanette's biological daughter.
"Myrna said E'Dena told her that when she was a teenager, she and Morgan went to dinner at a friend's house one evening. Both had been drinking, and when they returned home, Morgan attempted to have sex with her. They stopped just short of having intercourse," a family insider told The Enquirer.
Last August Freeman was in a car accident with Demaris Meyer, 48, another suspected mistress. He was driving when the car flipped over several times, leaving them both seriously injured. Meyer, who suffered a broken left wrist, right scapula and a torn labrum in the crash, claimed she was never romantically linked to Freeman and sued him for negligence. A settlement proposal is due next week.
Just four days after the accident, Morgan announced that he and Myrna had been separated since December 2007 and planned to divorce. Whether or not he was involved with Meyer, his alleged May-December, grandfather-granddaughter romance with E'Dena could have made things awkward at home.
E'Dena has accompanied Morgan to several Hollywood events, including the LA premiere of 'The Dark Knight' last June. Their supposed relationship, built on adultery, nontechnical incest and statutory rape, may result in a troubling walk down the aisle.
"Morgan has led her to believe that he wants to marry her," a source told the Enquirer. "Becoming Mrs. Morgan Freeman has been E'Dena's goal," revealed another.
If the rumors are true, it's like Woody Allen placed another generation of age inappropriateness between him and his familial lover.
In other words, if Morgan and E'Dena marry, his adopted daughter will become his mother-in-law. Their confused children would call his ex-wife 'Great-Grandma.' Ick.
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