MORGAN FREEMAN is on the wrong end of one of the worst divorce deals in Hollywood history! And, man, is he gonna PAY!
Not only was the 73-year-old star ordered to fork over some $400 million in cash and real estate to his angry ex-wife Myrna, sources say he’ll soon be the subject of a scathing tell-all book in which she’ll detail his cheating.
In July 2008, The ENQUIRER exclusively reported that Myrna, 69, had discovered Morgan was having an affair with former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays.
Soon afterward, the veteran actor’s attorney confirmed he was splitting from Myrna, whom he married in 1984.
Last year, the scandal further exploded when we revealed that 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 the source says she got much more – a whopping $400 million. That would be the fifth-largest divorce payout EVER!
Morgan – who won an Oscar for Million Dollar Baby and Oscar nominations for The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy and Street Smart – is the seventh-highest grossing actor of all time. His movies have brought in an estimated $2.79 billion worldwide.
According to the source, under the terms of the settlement, Morgan will keep his two planes. 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.