(showbizspy.com) - Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman is getting divorced.
According to a friend of the'Dark Knight' actor, Freeman and his wife of 24 years, costumer Myrna Colley-Lee, have called it quits.
Mississippi-based attorney Bill Luckett told US TV show Access Hollywood the couple "are involved in a divorce action."
Luckett adds that "for legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007."
The couple met in 1976 when both were working off-Broadway.
Freeman has four children: Two from a previous marriage, two from previous relationships.
The news comes just days after Freeman, 71, was involved in a serious car accident. He is currently recovering in a Memphis hospital. His rep said the actor is "doing well" after doctors reconnected nerves and repaired damage to his left arm and hand on Monday.