Jeanette Adair Bradshaw has been in the media because of her high-profile relationship with one of the legendary actors, Morgan Freeman. In fact, Jeanette is Freeman’s first wife. The former flames were married for over a decade before they divorced.
The iconic actor then went on to marry Myrna Colley-Lee but Jeanette has since kept her personal and professional life out of the public eye.
The former flames have a daughter Morgana Freeman. Besides, Jeanette is the mother of one more child from her previous relationship.
In today’s episode, we will talk in detail about Jeanette’s life. We will also be discussing the brutal death of Jeanette’s granddaughter. So, stay with us.
How old is Jeanette Adair Bradshaw? Bio of Morgan Freeman’s First Wife
Bradshaw was born in the 1940s, in the United States of America. However, the exact date of birth and Jeanette’s age are yet to be revealed. On the other hand, her ex-hubby Morgan was born on 1st June 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee to Mamie Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman. His mother was a teacher while her father, who died of cirrhosis was a barber.
The actor has three older siblings. By the same token, talking about Jeanette’s early life, the details of her parents and childhood still remain secret.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and Morgan Freeman’s Marriage
The two tied the knot on October 22, 1967, in a private wedding ceremony. At the time of their marriage, the actor has just kicked off a career in the entertainment industry. He was initially a dancer in the Opera musical theater group and went through several ups and downs before making a name in the acting world.
Initially, Jeanette supported him during blossoms and thunders. Sources say, the ex-duo first came across several years before they tied the knot and they exchanged their vows after they were in a relationship for five years.
They had great chemistry and led a blissful relationship for around twelve years. However, it couldn’t last long.
How Their Relationship Dissolved in Divorce?
Jeanette and her ex-husband Morgan divorced on 19th November 1979, after twelve years of marriage. After their separation, neither Morgan nor his first spouse ever revealed the actual reason behind their separation.
But, several online tabloids suggest that Morgan’s infidelities might have been the reason behind the downfall of their marriage.
How Many Biological Children Jeanette and Morgan Share?
The former flames have only one biological child, a daughter Morgana Freeman. She keeps her life out of the media and made sporadical appearances with her dad in the past. Back in April 2013, the father and daughter stepped out to attend the premiere of Oblivion organized at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Furthermore, Morgan had two more children before the actor met Jeanette. He has a son, Alfonso Freeman from his brief relationship with his previous girlfriend Loletha Polk-Adkins. Like his father, Alfonso has chosen a path in the acting line and has already worked on a few mega-hit projects. His major hit movie credits include Shawshank Redemption and The Bucket List.
Another name that belongs to the Freeman family is Saifoulaye Freeman who comes from Morgan’s affair with an unknown woman. He is now a flight instructor by profession.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw Has a Daughter From Her Previous Relationship
Bradshaw was already a mother to one child before marrying Morgan. She has a daughter, Deena Adair who was later adopted by her step-father Morgan. Meanwhile, detail of her biological father has never come to the media.
Deena makes an occasional public appearance with her step-dad. Back in June 2017, they were spotted attending the American Film Institute’s 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton at Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, California.
What happened to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw? Her Life After Divorce
Jeanette has been leading a low-key life, keeping all the details entirely out of the spotlight since her divorce from Freeman. So, the information regarding her current relationship status and other latest endeavors is unavailable at the moment.
Besides, her ultra-private lifestyle makes many people wonder to know whether Morgan Freeman’s first wife Jeanette is still alive or not. In this case, we want to assure you that Bradshaw is still alive, however, prefers to live a life out of the public eye. The last time Jeanette was spotted in public was during the funeral of her granddaughter, E’Dena Hines.
On the other hand, after their divorce, Morgan tied the knot with Myrna Colley-Lee in June 1984. The two were in a wonderful marital relationship for over two and a half decades before they divorced in 2010. They don’t have any children. Morgan Freeman currently resides in Charleston, Mississippi.
Her Granddaughter’s Brutal Murder By Her Boyfriend
Jeanette was heavily devastated by the death of E’dena Hine, her granddaughter. Back on 16th August 2015, Hine was stabbed over twenty times to death by E’dena’s then-boyfriend Lamar Davenport. The brutal incident occurred on a Manhattan sidewalk, New York. Soon after that, the convicted murderer Lamer was given twenty years of a prison sentence.
During the court proceeding, Lamer claimed that his late girlfriend was in a sexual relationship with her grandfather Morgan. It all created a bad reputation for Morgan. Later on, all the speculations were slammed down by both Morgan and his now late granddaughter. Defending the rumors before her death, Hines said,
“These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family.”
Dena, who was thirty-three years old at the time of her murder was the daughter of Deena.
Net Worth of Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
As per some reliable online tabloids, Morgan Freeman’s ex-wife Jeanette’s fortune is $300,000. In the meantime, her ex-spouse has an estimated net worth of $250 million. The great actor has earned such a massive amount of money from his highly successful acting career.
Freeman, who began his acting career in the mid-1960s has been part of a number of evergreen movies. Some of his mega-hit big-screen projects include the drama The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Street Smart, and more. Besides, the legendary actor has also won several prestigious accolades including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.