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From The Grio — For years there have been rumors circulating that Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman is dating his step grand-daughter E’Dena Hines. Though not related by blood, the age difference between 74-year-old Freeman and his 27-year-old grand-daughter made headlines on many major news outlets. Now, for the first time since the rumors of the romance started four years ago, both Morgan and Hines are speaking out.

In a statement to TMZ, the Invictus star said that the countless stories of a romantic relationship between he and Hines are absurd.

“The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers. What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well,” Freeman said.

Hines also released a statement in an attempt to set the record straight. “These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family,” she said.

What makes the recent statements made my Freeman and Hines so puzzling, is that it took so long for them to address the shocking allegations.

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  • Jai

    I’m confused, I’ve been hearing about this story for awhile and he’s now addressing it, why?

  • I am glad they cleared this up. It just seemed strange and oddly out of character for him.

  • Seriously?

    I’m just saying. lets not be so quick to suspect the worse…he waited awhile sure…but
    Some celebrities feel no need to address things right away, in hopes that the lie itself will go away or sometimes its so ridiculous they don’t even want to entertain it.
    Also, if they live in media secluion, aka dont pay attention to any form of media besides Legitimate news, they or he may not have known for as long as we may think they did.