Morgan Freeman hasn’t even fully recovered from his recent car accident, but now there are reports that his wife of 24 years, costume designer Myrna Colley-Lee, is filing for divorce from the actor. Freeman and a female passenger, 48-year-old Demaris Meyer, were injured in Monday’s serious car accident, and rumors have been flying about the nature of their relationship.
Access Hollywood reports Freeman and his wife “are involved in a divorce action,” quoting the actor’s Mississippi-based attorney and business partner Bill Luckett told Access Hollywood.
“And for legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007.”
As previously reported, Morgan Freeman and Demaris Meyer were involved in a serious car accident near the actor’s Ruleville Mississippi home, in which the car left the road and flipped several times, pinning the actor in the car until help arrived. The jaws of life were used to remove both Freeman and Meyer from the smashed car.
Freeman and Meyer, who has been described as the actor’s friend, were reportedly on their way to Freeman’s home when the accident occurred. “Friends with benefits” perhaps? If so, what an awful way for their relationship to be made public, and the public embarrassment for Freeman’s wife.