Deen (left) in a public service announcement for Civitan International, 2006
|Born||Paula Ann Hiers
January 19, 1947
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse||Jimmy Deen (m. 1965–1992)
Michael Groover (m. 2004–present)
Paula Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American celebrity chef and television host. She has published fourteen cookbooks.
Early life[change | edit source]
She was born in Albany, Georgia.
Personal life[change | edit source]
On June 21, 2013, due to a controversy regarding Deen’s admission that she had used racial slurs during deposition for a lawsuit, The Food Network announced they will not renew her contract.
References[change | edit source]
- Piechota, Jim (June 20, 2013). "Southern hospitality". The Bay Area Reporter. http://www.ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=books&article=252. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- "Paula Deen Canned: Food Network ‘Will Not Renew’ Chef’s Contract Amid Racism Row". Mediaite. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/paula-deen-canned-food-network-will-not-renew-chefs-contract-amid-racism-row/. Retrieved 21 June 2013.