Myrna Colley-Lee is an art director and costume designer. She rose to fame after marrying her ex-husband, Morgan Freeman who is an actor and movie narrator.
She was born in 1941 in Hamlet, Carolina. She was cast in a television series 60 minutes as Morgan's Wife. Here are some facts about Myrna Colley-Lee:
How did she earn her Net Worth?
Myrna Colley-Lee has an estimated net worth of $400 million. She has earned most of her fortune from her divorce settlement with Morgan Freeman and from her career as an art director and costume designer.
Own a House worth $7 million
Lee owns a house in British Virgin Island which is located in Los Angeles which she received in her divorce settlement. She also owns a luxurious apartment in New York's Central Park.
Education - Alma Mater
As Colley is a great art designer she has earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Women's College of the University of North California. It seems like she was interested in this field since her childhood.
After completing her Bachelor's she then studied scene painting and properties while attended Brooklyn College of New York. Then in 1980, she enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia by mastering scenic and costume design.
Ex-Husband - Morgan Freeman
The art director is married to Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman who is an Oscar Award Winner best known for his roles in Million Dollar Baby (2004), Glory(1989), and Unforgiven (1992). They met through their close friend and dated for some while and tied their knot on June 16, 1984. After twenty-four years of their marriage, in September 2010, they got separated and don't have any children.
Adopted Morgan's Step-Granddaughter
The Oscar Award Winner, Morgan has four children from his past marriage and affairs. Morgan and Myrna don't have their child, so they adopted Morgan's step-granddaughter. The ex-couple decided to raise Freeman's daughter Deena Freeman's daughter, E’Dina Hines.
Was Hines the Reason Behind the Couple's Separation?
Myrna Colley-Lee filed divorce against Morgan in 2008 and after two years on September 15, 2010, the divorce was finally settled. The reason behind their divorce was Morgan's multiple affairs. Myrna said that he was having an affair with Mary Joyce Hays who is a school teacher.
Freeman was also rumored of having a love affair with his step-granddaughter Hines which was the main reason for their broken marriage. However, these are all rumors and both Hines and Freeman denied the rumor.
Daughter was murdered by boyfriend
E’Dina Hines was in a long term relationship with rapper Lamar Davenport but later the relationship was turned into a murder. On August 16, 2015, which was the day of the murder, Davenport threatens Hines and was high on drugs so he took revenge on Hines by stabbed more than 25 times on her body for cheating on him.
Then Davenport 's mother accused Morgan by molesting her when she was young and claimed because of this Davenport lost his mind and accidentally killed Hines for cheating on him. Later Morgan denied all the allegations and was a trick to frame him.
Fifth highest Divorce Settlement
Colley-Lee and Freeman divorce was the fifth-highest divorce settlement as she only got $170 million at first but later she was able to get a whopping amount of $400 million from their divorce. Not only the money she also got $7 million house and an apartment. After the settlement, Freeman was worth $200 million.
Lee is one of the members of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and in 2017, she also helped to organize an art exhibition at the Columbus Museum, Georgia which was focused on Afro-American Life. Myrna is also with many non-profit organizations like Revitalization Effort, Mississippi State University Department of Art, Rock River Foundation, and Charleston Arts.
Myrna Colley-Lee stands 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) while weighing around 60 kg (132 lbs). At the age of 78, she has perfectly maintained her figure which is 35-27-34 inches (88-68-86 cm). She has black Afro hair with a black eye.