April 13th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
The rumor mill has been churning with this one for quite a while, and now Morgan Freeman has issued a statement denying the gossip that he’s planning on marrying his step-granddaughter.
Back in 2009, the National Enquirer ran a report that he'd been seeing his step-granddaughter, a then 27-year-old E'Dena Hines, for 10 years, and the rumor continued this week with the claim that Freeman intended to marry Hines.
On Thursday, the Oscar winner went on the record about what he called “fabrications” regarding his love life.
Both the 74-year-old star and Hines - the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw - released statements refuting the claims.
“The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media design[ed] to sell papers," the twice-married “Million Dollar Baby” star told CNN in a statement."What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being [picked up] by the legitimate press as well."
E'Dena Hines told CNN that "these stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also very hurtful to me and my family."
Freeman and Bradshaw divorced in 1979 after 12 years of marriage, and he and second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee, divorced in 2010.
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