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    Morgan Freeman, Missus Finalize Divorce

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    Look out, ladies, Morgan Freeman is officially a free man.

    A Mississippi judge has finalized the divorce of the Academy Award-winning actor from his second wife of 26 years, Myrna Colley-Lee.

    Freeman's Jackson-based lawyer, William R. Wright, tells E! News that a divorce decree was issued on Wednesday, though terms were kept under seal.

    "There's no waiting period, there was no trial and they reached an amicable settlement settlement," said the legal eagle. "He is just happy that they can both move on."

    The Dark Knight star married Colley-Lee, a theater and film costume designer, on June 16, 1984, and the couple were together during Freeman's rise to the top of the film world as one of Hollywood's most durable and acclaimed actors.

    In August 2008, however, the thesp's business manager announced the pair had filed for divorce after separating the previous December. No reason was given for the split, but the divorce petition came just days after Freeman was involved in a scary car crash with a female friend of the family's.

    Freeman, 73, was previously hitched to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979.

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