Morgan Freeman: I'm Not Marrying My Step-Granddaughter!

Celebrity News Apr. 12, 2012 AT 6:23PM
Morgan Freeman and step grand-daughter E'Dena Hines at the Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2005. Morgan Freeman and step grand-daughter E'Dena Hines at the Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2005. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

It's time to put the rumors to rest: Morgan Freeman isn't planning to tie the knot with his step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines, who is 47 years his junior.

The Golden Globe winner, 74, also denied claims that he's been in a relationship with Hines, 27, for the past 10 years.

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"The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers," Morgan tells TMZ in a statement. "What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well."

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Hines is the granddaughter of Morgan's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, whom he divorced in 1979; he and E'Dena are not related by blood. Morgan married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, but they split in 2010.

The actor's granddaughter Hines also refuted the reports Thursday, telling TMZ: "These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family."

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Morgan has been professionally acting since 1964. His most prominent movies include Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus, Bruce Almighty, Batman Begins, Wanted and RED.

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