Paula Deen has made her way back to the news again. This time, it’s the celebrity’s chef’s ‘on-and-off marriage’ that’s making negative headlines. News has been buzzing about her husband being a cheater. It all started earlier this week with one particular news release.
The November 18th edition of the National Enquirer reported that Deen’s husband, Michael Groover, had a mistress, who was described as a ‘sexy, middle-aged brunette.’ The tabloid stated that she is actually a close family acquaintance that the two have known for years. The Enquirer also reported that Groover was kicked out by Deen after being confronted about the alleged affair. Although the details of the story were quite lucid, they have been refuted.
According to US Weekly, a source close to Deen denied all of the claims. “This story is absolutely not true. They have never been closer. Michael adores her and Paula adores him. They are completely fine.”
So, it seems there actually isn’t trouble in paradise. However, this isn’t the first rumor of separation reported by The Enquirer. In July 2013, the tabloid reported that the couple was headed for Splitsville, facing the possibility of a $17 million divorce. This claim was also refuted, as neither Deen or Groover made any steps toward filing for divorce.
The 66-year-old cook has had other things to look forward to this week. Ironically her next public event is actually centered around family. Deen took to Twitter earlier this week to announce her upcoming book signing day which will take place at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House in Savannah, GA. She and her family will be in attendance for the event.
— Paula Deen (@Paula_Deen) November 7, 2013