Jeanette Adair Bradshaw- What happened to Morgan Freeman’s First wife?

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Who is Morgan Freeman’s first wife?

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw is the first ex-wife of legendary actor Morgan Freeman. Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s ex-husband gained popularity for his distinctive deep voice and various roles in a wide variety of film genres. He is known for films such as Street SmartDriving Miss DaisyThe Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Bruce Almighty. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Who is Jeanette Adair Bradshaw?

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw is the first woman Morgan Freeman married. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony on October 22, 1967, in the presence of their friends, families, and loved ones. Though they planned to stay together forever, things didn’t go as planned. They ended their relationship after 12 years of togetherness.

Morgan Freeman and his first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s marriage

Morgan Freeman is now single, although he has had relationships with a number of stunning women in the past. Per multiple reports, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and Morgan Freeman first met while he was a struggling actor. They met when Morgan had nothing except his talent and his dreams. The exact date and circumstances under which Freeman and Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s first encounter occurred are still unknown.

Per Spockandchristine, Jeanette was in her early twenties at the time, but she had already given birth to a kid- Deena Freeman who was subsequently adopted by Morgan. Everything in their marriage was going swimmingly, and they were setting the bar for other Hollywood couples.

Does Morgan Freeman have a child?

Bradshaw was thrust into the spotlight upon the revelation of her divorce from her husband, Morgan Freeman. After 12 years of marriage, the couple decided to divorce. The reason behind their divorce has not been made public. On November 19, 1979, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and Freeman divorced legally.

From their more than a decade marriage, they share a daughter named Morgana Freeman. The name Morgana is the feminine version of her father’s name Morgan. She accompanied her father at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie “Oblivion” in 2013.

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Aside from Morgana Freeman, The couple groomed three other kids. Morgan Freeman’s oldest son, Alfonso Rene Freeman, was born following his father’s brief love affair with Loletha Polk-Adkins. Alfonso has appeared in films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Bucket List, Burn, and many others. Freeman’s third child, Saifoulaye Freeman, was born in 1960. Morgan’s love affair with an unknown woman. And Deena Adair, Jeanette’s child from a previous relationship was adopted by Freeman after his marriage to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.

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Where is Jeanette Adair Bradshaw now?

After her divorce from the actor, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw has remained out of the spotlight. Morgan Freeman, on the other hand, moved on very quickly and married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1986. His second marriage, however, also ended in divorce. On September 15, 2010, Morgan and Myrna ended their 25-year relationship. The reasons for the separation were not expressly stated, but rumors had it that it was due to Freeman’s infidelity, which he subsequently denied.

After 1979, Jeanette was no longer in the spotlight. She didn’t appear in public again until 2015. In August 2015, she attended the funeral of her beloved granddaughter, E’dena Hines, with her ex-husband Morgan. Lamar Davenport, her boyfriend, brutally murdered her.

E’dena Hines was later adopted by Freeman and his second spouse Myrna Colley-Lee. The 33-year-old was stabbed 25 times to death by her boyfriend outside her apartment in Washington, New York. For the crime he committed, Lamar was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

He claimed in court that she was having a sexual relationship with Morgan and that this was the reason he became enraged and killed her. Both Hines and Freeman, on the other hand, have denied the allegations. Hines when alive gave a statement that said:

“These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue,but they are also hurtful to me and my family.”

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s daughter, Hollywood hairstylist Deena Adair shared her heartbreaking testimony in the Manhattan Court at the bench trial of accused killer Lamar Davenport. She said how she was unable to raise her and was trying to work on her relationship with her late daughter. She said:

‘We drove to Jamaica, Queens to go look at the house that was my grandparents’ house. Just to reminisce-just to go and walk around and just talk about our experiences.

The up-and-coming actress’s death is a huge loss to her family as well as to the movie industry. When she died, she had just finished shooting for her movie ‘Landing Up.”

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