Morgan Freeman Flaunts Gray Dreadlocks After Weathering Tragedies & Tough Times

Mar 14, 2023 by apost team

Morgan Freeman is not only a legendary actor and producer who has made a lasting impact on the film industry with his outstanding performances but is also in possession of one of the world’s most exceptional and recognizable voices.

Born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, Morgan found solace in acting at an early age and performed in school plays and community theater productions throughout his youth.

After high school, Morgan joined the US Air Force and served as a mechanic for four years. After leaving the military, he pursued acting, starting in off-Broadway productions before making his way to television and films.

His breakthrough came in 1987 when he starred as a vicious pimp in “Street Smart.” His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to gain critical acclaim for his roles in films like “Glory,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”

In 2005, Freeman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Million Dollar Baby,” directed by Clint Eastwood. He had worked with Eastwood previously in “Unforgiven” and “Invictus.” Morgan’s ability to bring complex characters to life on screen has earned him numerous accolades and made him one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.

Morgan’s distinctive voice has also become a defining feature of his career. He has lent his voice to several documentaries and narrated countless commercials, films and television shows. Morgan’s rich, deep voice is instantly recognizable and has become an iconic part of his legacy.

Morgan is also known for his enduring qualities, with many corners of the internet dedicated to highlighting how the actor never appears to change. However, he showed the world a mighty big change when he flaunted a new hairdo on social media to his fans’ amusement.

Morgan Freeman (2022), (Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Morgan has had his fair share of personal struggles, including romantic break-ups, a devastating car accident and the loss of his granddaughter. 

Morgan is the father of four children and welcomed his first son, Alphonso Freeman, in 1959, with his partner at the time, Loletha Adkins. Not much is known about Adkins, except that she and Morgan called it quits soon after Alphonso’s arrival. 

Morgan welcomed his second child, son Saifoulaye Freeman, in 1960. However, details are not known about Saifoulaye’s mother. 

In 1967, Morgan walked down the aisle for the first time with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. Morgan became a stepfather to Jeanette’s daughter, Deena, and also had their own child together, daughter Morgana Freeman. The pair divorced in 1979.  

In 1984, Morgan married Myrna Colley-Lee. They had no children together but raised Morgan’s stepgranddaughter, Edena Hines. However, tragedy struck on August 16, 2015, when the 33-year-old Hines was found murdered in front of her home in Washington Heights, New York. Her boyfriend was subsequently found guilty of her murder and sentenced to 20 years in jail.

“I want to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of love and support my family has received regarding the tragic and senseless passing of my granddaughter Edena Hines. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Morgan posted on Facebook following her passing.

For Morgan, transitioning into the role of fatherhood didn’t come naturally. He told The Telegraph:

“I’m not sure fatherhood changed me. You have to be married to be a father. I sired a couple of kids without being married, but that doesn’t make you a father. It took a while for me to become a father. I was busy trying to be an actor, and the two didn’t really go together in my youth.”

Myrna Colley-Lee, Morgan Freeman, Morgana Freeman (2005), (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

However, the years have softened the “Seven” star and entering grandfatherhood changed his demeanor.

“Now, I am in my dotage,” Morgan told The Telegraph. “I am a great-grandfather. I’m not a hands-on grandfather… I haven’t changed diapers. But when I had daughters, I changed theirs. Being hands-on makes a difference in your child’s life.”

Now 85, Morgan is showing no signs of slowing down, with his social media posts showing him consistently at work. On March 7, 2023, the star stunned fans after sharing a photo of himself in an apron in front of a food truck in long gray dreadlocks. “Would you buy Tacos from this guy? #TacoTuesday,” he captioned the post, which thrilled fans.

“No, but I would buy 3!! ❤️ I love you so much! Your hair looks awesome in dreads 👌,” one fan wrote, while another said, “Wait, grandpa Freeman with dreads, so cool 🙌”

He shocked fans again just days later when he appeared at the 2023 Academy Awards on March 12, 2023, completely bald. 

Fans took to Twitter to air their views. One user commented:

“Morgan freeman was walking with white long locks just a minute ago how is he completely bald now.”

Another said, “Morgan Freeman looks great bald. Giving me hope when my time finally comes.”

During the Oscars ceremony, Morgan presented an award alongside Margot Robbie. Viewers were quick to notice Morgan wearing a black glove on his left hand. The accessory was, in fact, a compression glove to keep circulation going in his arm after he sustained nerve damage from a devastating car crash in 2008. 

“It’s the fibromyalgia,” Morgan told Esquire in 2012. “Up and down the arm. That’s where it gets so bad. Excruciating.” 

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