Morgan Freeman Finalizes Divorce

Celebrity News Sep. 17, 2010 AT 11:17AM
Morgan Freeman Finalizes Divorce Credit: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

After a quarter century of marriage, Morgan Freeman has officially divorced wife Myrna Colley-Lee.

The former couple finalized their divorce in Mississippi on Wednesday, Freeman's attorney William R. Wright confirmed to the Associated Press.

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"It was done without a trial," Wright said. "Everybody is glad it's over." Terms of the split are sealed.

The Oscar-winning actor, 73, wed costume designer Colley-Lee in July 1984. They separated back in December 2007, and filed for divorce the following year.

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The couple have no children together; Freeman has two sons from previous relationships, and two children (including an adopted daughter) from his first marriage to Jeanette Bradshaw.

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Freeman settled a lawsuit back in November 2009 involving a 2008 car accident with a woman named Damaris Meyer; Meyer claimed she was unfairly branded as "the other woman" following the crash and "accused of having caused the breakup of Mr. Freeman's marriage."

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