Wife Myrna Colley-Lee has petitioned for divorce from the actor.
Damn, a dude can't get in a horrific accident these days accompanied by a woman that's not his wife without all hell breaking loose. First Morgan Freeman has a car wreck on a rural stretch of Mississippi road and now First Wives World is reporting that that wife Myrna Colley-Lee is looking for a divorce after 24 years. Damn. When it rains it pers (sic) in that part of the country.
Freeman has been separated from Myrna Colley-Lee since December of '07. And the wreck, which included passenger Demaris Meyer, must have been a catalyst to just end it for good. You always think of accidents and personal (near) tragedies as uniters not dividers (like presidential candidates not presidents). Which makes First Wives World guess that Morgan Freeman may have been creeping, as rumored, with Demaris Meyer and Myrna Colley-Lee has had enough of the situation and it's publicity. Sounds reasonable to us.
While we have no clue what actually went down, if anything, it's always a major bummer when a long (24-year) marriage goes belly up. Let's hope that if Freeman was trying to make a point with his wife that he could figure out a way to do it more expeditiously (a little Lean On Me reference there) rather than rolling a '97 Nissan Maxima on a curvy back road in Brett Favre's home state. By the way, we're pretty sure at least one more tragedy has to befall the cast of The Dark Knight before the film can be labeled as cursed. Heath Ledger and FX tech Conway Wickliffe have perished, and Christian Bale had some family drama. We can see why has the long face... is this thing on?
Quick recovery from both the divorce and accident, Mr. Freeman. The Dish is thinking of optioning a movie and we'll need a sagely narrator whose voice oozes gravitas and earnestness. Sadly, Alec Baldwin has turned us down.
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