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Divorce In The Works? Paula Deen's Deed Of Home To Husband Sparks Rumors Of Brewing Breakup

Paula Deen Divorce

Jul. 30 2015, Published 7:43 a.m. ET

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A real estate transaction that Paula Deen made earlier this year might be tipping her hand to a pending divorce from her husband, Michael Groover.

The Southern chef signed over the "deed of gift" to her $1.3 million Savannah, Ga. home to Groover, her spouse since 2004, "for and in consideration of her natural love and affection for her husband," the NY Post reported, citing documents filed in the deal.

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Deen's rep told the paper that rumors of a brewing breakup "are completely false," as the two share "a wonderful marriage.

"This deed of gift was just a part of Paula's estate-planning process," the rep said, adding that a cookbook Deen's releasing this fall "is dedicated to her husband."

The former Food Network personality had filmed many of her broadcasts from the 5,646-square-foot home, which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. (Deen also owns Riverbend -- a $4 million, 28,000-square-foot Savannah, Ga. Estate, which has eight bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms.)

Weird But True

The 68-year-old's career has been in a free fall since 2013, when the public learned she'd admitted to a court that she used the N-word , among other questionable remarks. Since she was booted off cable two years ago, Deen has opened a restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and started a website called the Paula Deen Network. has been on top of news breaks in Deen's downfall dating back to 2012, from the initial accusations of her bigoted statements; to her botched handling of the career crisis; and other embarrassing incidents in the time since the scandal broke.



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