Jeanette Adair Bradshaw is the first ex-wife of Morgan freeman. They ended their relationship after 12 years of togetherness. After divorce, Bradshaw stays away from the limelight. She made her public appearance in 2015 when her granddaughter E’dena Hines was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.
Morgan Freeman’s ex-wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, was once the love of his life. When no one else believed in him, she was the one who stood by his side. Morgan Freeman’s first wife is Jeanette. Morgan fell in love with Bradshaw during his tough times and married him when his career took off.
Morgan’s Ex-wife Jeanette Bradshaw’s Life before Fame
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw is a relatively unknown figure in the Entertainment industry. She is the ex-wife of Morgan Freeman, an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is known for his various roles in a wide variety of film genres. Her life before fame is unknown since she rose to prominence after marrying Morgan. Personal facts about her parents, her schooling days, her educational history, and many early chapters of her life have yet to be unearthed. She rose to popularity among Morgan’s fans after the two love birds tied the knot in 1967.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s marriage with Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is now unmarried, although he has had relationships with a number of stunning women in the past. The renowned actor began his career as a dancer in the Opera musical theater group in the 1960s. He rose from obscurity to become one of Hollywood’s megastars. Invictus, Red, Oblivion, Bruce Almighty, and a long list of other films have included him. He didn’t attain this achievement overnight and had to work hard for it. They believe there’s always a woman behind a successful guy. Morgan’s life is well suited to this adage.
He fell in love with a lovely woman named Jeanette Adair Bradshaw while he was a struggling actor. They met when Morgan had nothing except his talent and his dreams. Jeanette was in her early twenties at the time, but she had already given birth to a kid who was subsequently adopted by Morgan.
The exact date and circumstances of Morgan and Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s first encounter are still unknown. They dated for five years before becoming husband and wife, according to what is known. On October 22, 1967, the pair married.
Everything in their marriage was going swimmingly, and they were setting the bar for other Hollywood couples. Bradshaw, on the other hand, 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 cause for their breakup is unknown as the two keep the reason to themselves and away from the media and the public. However, many tabloids believe that Morgan’s extramarital affairs were the basis for their split. On November 19, 1979, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and Freeman divorced legally. From their one-decade-long marriage, they share a daughter named Morgana Freeman. The name Morgana is the feminine version of his father’s name Morgan.
During their twelve years of Marriage, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and Morgan groomed four kids. But, among them, only one kid named Morgana Freeman is their biological one. The woman doesn’t make any public appearances, but she accompanied her father at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie “Oblivion” in 2013.
Morgan’s oldest son, Alfonso Rene Freeman, was born following his father’s brief love affair with Loletha Polk-Adkins. Alfonso was born on September 13, 1959, and is more like the younger brother or version of his renowned father. He not only looks like his father, but he also wants to be an actor. Alfonso has appeared in films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Bucket List, Burn, and many others.
Morgan’s third child, Saifoulaye Freeman, was born in 1960. Morgan’s love connection with a lady, the circumstances of which have not been revealed, resulted in him. Similarly, Deena Adair is Morgan and Jeanette’s fourth child. Morgan adopted her after his marriage to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s Life Post Divorce
Since her breakup with Morgan, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw has remained out of the spotlight. Morgan chose to live a life away from the media circus after divorcing him. Similarly, after her failed marriage to Morgan, Jeanette remained single. She appears to have had a bad marriage experience and is unable to consider another man in her life.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s ex-husband Morgan, on the other hand, 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. His extramarital affairs were the ultimate reason for the divorce.
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 ex-husband Morgan. Lamar Davenport, her boyfriend, brutally murdered her.
Sadness in Bradshaw’s Life
When Bradshaw’s granddaughter E’dena Hines died on August 16, 2015, she had to deal with heartbreak. Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s daughter Deena Adair had a daughter named E’dena Hines. However, she was later adopted by Morgan and his second spouse Myrna Colley-Lee. The 33 years 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 Supreme 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.
Well, that’s really a moment of sadness for a mother who was just bonding with her daughter after the separation of so many years. The up-and-coming actress’s death is a huge loss to her family as well as for the movie industry. When she died, she had just finished shooting for her movie ‘Landing Up.” The late actress told about her new start as:
“My dream has come true and it’s just beginning. Life can make you want to give up or walk away; sometimes it gives you the strength to appreciate when you do get your happy ending.”
Facts about Jeanette Adair Ex-husband
1. Morgana Freeman’s Father Was In The Air Force
Before attending LA City College, Morgan served from 1955 to 1959 in the Air Force. According to Military.com, he even turned down a partial drama scholarship to another college, Jackson State University, so he could join the armed forces instead.
2. His First Acting Role Was A Form Of Punishment
While in junior high school, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s ex-husband pulled a chair out from underneath a female classmate in an ill-advised attempt to flirt with her. The school ordered him to participate in the drama department as his penalty. He of course ended up falling for the art form.
3. He Can Speak French Fluently
According to the records from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages in Canada, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw’s ex-husband studied French while at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has since completely mastered the romantic language.