Morgan Freeman Divorcing

Actor, wife Myrna Colley-Lee separated since December
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Morgan Freeman arrives with his wife, Myra Colley-Lee for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, April 2, 2007.   (AP Photo/Jasper Juinen)
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(Newser) – Morgan Freeman is divorcing his wife after 24 years of marriage, Access Hollywood reports. The Academy-Award-winning actor is in divorce proceedings with Myrna Colley-Lee, and they have been legally separated since December, said Freeman's lawyer. Freeman, 71, broke his arm and elbow and suffered shoulder damage in a serious car accident in Mississippi over the weekend. A female passenger was identified as his friend.