• Jeanette Adair Bradshaw is a former wife of Morgan Freeman, an American actor, movie director and narrator.
• She was born in the USA, holds American nationality, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
• She is believed to be an only child and has a daughter Deena and a biological son Morgana with Morgan.
• Jeanette has traveled around the world, likes to read books, and enjoys playing golf.
• Her granddaughter E'dena Hines was murdered by her boyfriend and her net worth is estimated to be around $300,000.
Who is Jeannette Adair Bradshaw?
Jeanette was born in the USA in the second half of the ‘30s – her exact place and date of birth remain undisclosed, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. Jeanette’s probably only known for being a former wife of Morgan Freeman, a famous American actor, movie director and narrator.
Early life and education
She was raised in the USA by her parents, about whom not a lot is known because she respects their privacy; it’s said that Jeanette’s father was in the US Army and that he fought in World War II, and that her mother was a housewife. She hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, which is why most of her fans believe her to be an only child.
Jeanette is keeping the details of her early life away from the media’s attention, but it’s said that she had a rather normal childhood. She was interested in a couple of activities while attending a local high school, including dancing, singing and appearing in school plays.
Jeanette matriculated sometime in the mid-‘50s, and then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to find work and financially support herself.
Jeanette hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, while it’s said that she worked a variety of jobs, including being a waitress, chef and florist.
Love life and marriage with Morgan Freeman
Jeanette and Morgan met sometime in the mid-60s, and while they haven’t spoken about the circumstances under which they met, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a house party.
They exchanged vows on 22 October 1967, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Jeanette already had a daughter Deena when she met Morgan, born on 11 February 1956, and who was eventually legally adopted by Freeman.
Jeanette and Morgan have one biological child together, Morgana Freeman.
The two divorced on 18 November 1979, for unknown reasons, and Morgan went on to marry Myrna Colley-Lee on 16 June 1984; they separated in December 2007, while their divorce was finalized on 15 September 2010.
Jeanette hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of May 2022, she seems to be single, was married to Morgan Freeman, and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jeanette was physically quite active in her 20s, 30s and 40s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and also enjoyed taking part in outdoor activities, such as hiking and playing various sports with her friends; she doesn’t seem to be working out nowadays, but some of her fans have claimed to have seen her playing golf on multiple occasions.
Jeanette’s passionate about travelling and has been to various countries all around the world, while she nowadays prefers staying at her home in Los Angeles, California.
She likes to read books, and her favorites are those based on true events, especially about World War II and the Romanov family.
Jeanette has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Kate Winslet, while a couple of her favorite films include “Seven Pounds”, “I Am Legend” and “I, Robot”.
Murder of her granddaughter
Jeanette’s granddaughter E’dena Hines, daughter of Deena Adair, was murdered by her boyfriend Lamar on 16 August 2015. E’dena was stabbed more than 20 times, and Lamar was sentenced to spend 20 years behind bars; when questioned about his crime, he claimed to had killed E’dena because she was in a sexual relationship with her step-grandfather Morgan, but this hasn’t been proven, while Morgan has dismissed the rumors.
Age, height and net worth
Jeanette’s believed to be in her early 80s. She has medium long curly black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at more than $300,000, while her former husband Morgan’s net worth has been estimated at over $250 million.
Who is her former husband Morgan?
Morgan was born in Memphis, Tennessee USA, on 1 June 1937 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He has appeared in close to 150 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the main character Somerset in the critically acclaimed 1995 mystery crime movie “Se7en”, directed by David Fincher, and which also starred Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey. It follows two detectives who are trying to catch a serial killer, and the movie won 29 of the 73 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing.
Morgan was raised in Memphis alongside his three older siblings, by their father Morgan Porterfield Freeman who was a barber, and their mother Mamie Edna (nee Revere) who was an elementary school teacher.
He was nine when he became interested in acting, after having portrayed the lead character in a school play. Morgan studied at Broad Street High School, from which he matriculated in 1955; although offered a scholarship at Jackson State University, he instead chose to serve in the US Air Force, in which he spent four years, and rose from being an automatic tracking radar repairman to being an airman first class.
Upon leaving the US Air Force in 1959, he came to Los Angeles and began working on his way up in the film industry.
His debut film appearance was in the 1964 drama “The Pawnbroker”, while he only gained recognition after having played various characters in 780 episodes of the popular family comedy series “The Electric Company”. It also starred Jim Boyd and Judy Graubart, and follows several young adults as they’re teaching their viewers basic grammar and phonetic concepts; the series aired from 1971 to 1977, and won four of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Morgan went on to star in many critically acclaimed movies in the following two decades, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the 1991 action adventure drama “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” co-starring with Kevin Costner, the 1994 drama “The Shawshank Redemption”, which is widely rated one of the best movie of all time, and the 1997 biographical historical drama “Amistad”.
He portrayed God in the 2003 fantasy comedy movie “Bruce Almighty”, starring alongside Jim Carrey, and played Lucius Fox in the 2005 action crime movie “Batman Begins”, which won 13 of the 93 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography.
A couple of Morgan’s other notable performances have been in the 2008 action crime movie “The Dark Knight”, the 2013 mystery crime thriller film “Now You See Me” and the 2019 action thriller movie “Angel Has Fallen”.
He has won 65 awards, including a 2005 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for “Million Dollar Baby”, while he has been nominated for 83 other awards.