Paula Deen and the people who love her most are telling the TV cook’s real life story on E! True Hollywood Story tonight. Through a series of interviews, news clips, old photos and anecdotes, the world will get to see who Paula Deen really is, despite her recent career-breaking scandal.
If you remember, this past June a bomb was dropped in the form of Paula Deen admitting that she used the N-word on multiple occasions. When asked in the deposition about making racist jokes, her response was equally unapologetic. “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
E!’s one-hour program discusses everything from Paula’s struggles with agoraphobia to the ongoing fallout of her Food Network firing.
In the preview clip, Deen’s two sons discuss Paula’s loneliness after she divorced her first husband and before she married her current one, Michael Groover. “I’ll never forget my mother telling me that she had gone out to eat the night before,” said Paula’s son Bobby. He asked who she went out with and she replied, “I went by myself, I go out to eat by myself all the time.” That admission hit Bobby in the gut. “I found that incredibly saddening,” he said.
Paula is not interviewed for the program, but many of her friends, family members and critics are. Word has it that viewers end up feeling some sympathy for Paula Deen.
Watch another teaser here!