*The National Enquirer is reporting that Morgan Freeman not only has to pay $400 million in cash and real estate to his ex-wife Myrna Colley-Lee, but she is in the process of writing a tell-all book in which she’ll detail his cheating.
In July 2008, news surfaced that Myrna, 69, had discovered Morgan was having an affair with former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays. Soon afterward, the actor’s attorney confirmed he was splitting from Myrna, whom he married in 1984.
Cut to last year, when the scandal further exploded after the Enquirer claimed Morgan had also been carrying on a decade-long relationship with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, then 27. E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. Making the affair with E’Dena even more scandalous is the fact that Morgan and Myrna had raised her as their own child.
Morgan’s divorce from Myrna was finalized in Mississippi on Sept. 15, although the details were sealed from the public by a Tallahatchie County judge.
It was originally speculated that Myrna would receive a $170 million settlement, but an unnamed source tells the Enquirer that she actually got $400 million, which makes it the fifth-largest divorce payout ever.
Morgan, meanwhile,is the seventh-highest grossing actor of all time. His movies have brought in an estimated $2.79 billion worldwide.
According to the Enquirer source, under the terms of the settlement, Morgan will keep his two planes, and he and Myrna will continue to share the farm they own in Mississippi.
Myrna is getting a $7 million house in the British Virgin Islands, a home in Los Angeles and an apartment beside New York’s Central Park. Surprisingly, Myrna showed she carries no bitterness toward E’Dena by agreeing to bequeath the New York property to the young woman in her will, the source added.
There is no gag order in the settlement, which means Myrna is free to write her book about Morgan’s many infidelities, said the source.
“Morgan is going to be embarrassed by what Myrna shares in the book,” the source said.