E'Dena Hines, Morgan Freeman

MORGAN FREEMAN has dumped his step­granddaughter for a new young girlfriend!

The divorced 74-year-old cradle robber and his sexy Filipino sweetie smooched up a storm while partying in the British Virgin Islands recently, a pal reveals.

“Morgan rang in the New Year by planting a pas­sionate kiss on his new gal Ellie, who’s an accountant in Los Angeles,” his pal told The ENQUIRER.

“Friends believe the relationship could be serious because Morgan also invited Ellie’s mother and sister along.”

In 2009, The ENQUIRER re­ported exclusively that Freeman had been carrying on a shocking 10- year affair with E’Dena Hines. The ac­tor never denied our story.

The affair began when E’Dena, now 29, was a teen. The taboo relationship ended the “Million Dollar Baby” Oscar winner’s 24-year marriage, as well as a long-running extramarital affair.

Now, Free­man has replaced E’dena with Ellie, said his pal.

Dur­ing the New Year’s Eve celebration at his favorite island restaurant Chez Bamboo, “Morgan was having a great time,” his pal noted.

“They kept kissing and were very romantic. They’re definitely an item.”

For ALL the details and to see pictures of the new couple making merry – it’s in the NEW ENQUIRER – on sale NOW!