Morgan Freeman and wife to divorce

Actor Morgan Freeman and his costume designer wife Myrna Colley-Lee are to divorce after 24 years of marriage, it has been revealed.

The Dark Knight star's lawyer said the couple have been separated since December 2007 but have now decided to file for divorce.

Freeman married Colley-Lee - his second wife - in 1984. He also has two children with his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, to whom he was married for 12 years before divorcing in 1979.

News of the split comes after Freeman, 71, was involved in a car accident in which he suffered a broken arm, a broken elbow and damage to his shoulder.

Speaking of the actor's recovery, his lawyer Bill Luckett said: "It's going to take a few months because he got banged up pretty badly actually."

Freeman plays Lucius Fox in the superhero movie The Dark Knight. His other film credits include The Shawshank Redemption and Se7en.

Published on: August 8, 2008

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