Paula Deen’s move sparks divorce rumors: Paula Deen Divorce, Paula Deen might be cooking for one soon.
It’s rumored that Deen, 68, and her husband of 11 years may be headed to divorce, after the celebrity chef signed him over the deed to their $1.3million Savannah, Georgia home.
Sources tell the New York Post that the move could be evidence of a private divorce settlement between her and her husband, tugboat captain Michael Groover.
However, in the state transfer, Deen’s representatives claimed the ‘deed of gift’ was ‘for and in consideration of her natural love and affection for her husband.’
The three-bedroom, three bathroom, 5,646-square-foot mansion on Wilmington Island is where Deen shot her television show before it was cancelled, after she caught making a racist slur.
Deen and her husband have been living in the home since 2004, the year they were married.
She also owns another home in Savannah named ‘Riverbend’ – a eight-bedroom, eight and a half bathroom, 28,000-square-foot estate worth more than $4million.
A spokesman for Deen strongly denied the claims of divorce, telling the tabloid: ‘These rumors are completely false – they have a wonderful marriage. This deed of gift was just a part of Paula’s estate-planning process. Her new cookbook, “Paula Deen Cuts the Fat,” comes out on September 8 and is dedicated to her husband, Michael.’
And the couple were reportedly seen slow dancing all night at the opening of Deen’s new restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee recently, according to other sources who spoke with the Post.
This isn’t the first time that there have been reports of trouble in paradise for Deen.
In 2013, rumors circulated that Deen was planning to leave Groover after finding out he had an affair with a ‘sexy, middle-aged brunette’.
Groover strongly denied the rumors and the two stayed together.
Deen’s two adult children, Bobby and Jamie, are from a previous marriage.