Morgan Freeman is deeply offended by rumors that he is dating, and might marry, his step grand-daughter E’Dena Hines. Freeman called the reports “defamatory fabrications.” Sources had claimed Freeman and Hines had been dating for ten years. The Oscar winner said that he never commented on the stories in the past because he did not want to give them any form of validation. TMZ reports:

Morgan Freeman is adamant … he has NEVER had a romantic relationship with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines … and slams all of the reports to the contrary as “defamatory fabrications.”

Morgan just released a statement responding to recent reports that he and Hines have been dating for roughly 10 years and were planning to get married in the very near future.

Freeman’s rep tells us the actor remained silent for years because he didn’t want to “dignify these stories by commenting” … but now he feels compelled to speak out after the reports were picked up by various “mainstream media” outlets.

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