Morgan Freeman “Marriage Proposal” Rejection on Reddit is Fake
Morgan Freeman is at the center of a weird “marriage proposal” hoax first shared on Reddit and then picked up by outlets including The Huffington Post.
On Thursday, a Redditor named Jake claimed that he had “sent a letter to Morgan Freeman asking if he would marry me,” and that, in response, he’d received a signed headshot (see below).
The picture shows a smiling Freeman and the message, “To Jake: Keep dreaming.”
Amusing. But fake.
A rep for Freeman tells Gossip Cop the acclaimed actor has never used that picture, nor provided that quote. The signature also looks nothing like Freeman’s. “Someone has played a practical joke on Jake,” we’re told.