Rumor Has It Paula Deen’s Husband Is Filing For Divorce

Whomever The National Enquirer has embedded in Paula Deen’s camp is good . The gossip paper, which broke the news of Deen’s racism deposition in the first place, claims that Deen’s husband and Ernest Hemingway lookalike Michael Groover plans on filing for divorce. Apparently her defense that he was a casual racist, so it was totally cool for her to say the n-word did not make him feel loved and supported.

“Paula’s confession not only toppled her multimillion-dollar cu­linary empire but also sent Michael into a rage because she revealed in the deposition that he liked to tell racial jokes, according to the friend,” the Enquirer revealed, adding that the limelight-avoiding “quiet Southerner” had been harassed by strangers after the story broke and was sick of being guilty by association. “He’s truly fed up with [her] and had it out with her in an ugly showdown,” the top-secret Friend said.

And, frankly, we’d be pissed too if our famous spouse denied being a racist in a nationally-read legal deposition and then was all “BUT MY SPOUSE IS LIKE TOTALLY COOL WITH MAKING FUN OF BLACK PEOPLE.”:

During the deposition, Paula denied ever using the N-word when telling jokes.

But when asked if other family members told jokes using the N-word, Paula said: “I’m sure they have. My husband is con­stantly telling me jokes.”

Asked if she was offended by those jokes, she replied: “No, because it is my husband.” When Michael learned what she’d said, “he went through the roof,” divulged the insider.

Though there isn’t much left in the Deen kingdom to squabble over, squabble they may over the remainder of Deen’s $17 million fortune. (Apparently they don’t have a pre-nuptial agreement, which family law expert Kanye West would not approve of.)

[The National Enquirer via The Daily Meal]

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  • KWDragon

    He could also be bailing because the chicken-fried-steak-gravy train has screeched to a halt. I would actually expect a spouse of so many years to stick with a partner during this, but I’m not privy to the goings on in their marriage.

  • Polly_Tics

    None of us are aware of the behind the scenes relationship squabbles, so perhaps that should just be laid silent for the moment. What we do know is that he is “fed up” with Paula and/or her manner of loose lips…so tune in later for more.

  • BRB

    And we “know” he is “fed up” with Paula HOW? Based on the National Enquirer??!! AHAHAHAH! That anyone would believe anything the NE reports without further proof, amazes me. And then to pass the info on as though it is truth is even more amazing. Whatever happened to reporting facts? Without facts, this is just gossip… and could very well be about as true as most gossip. In FACT, most of the reporting on this whole case has been mostly nothing more than gossip and hearsay, and most people are just repeating what they’ve read or heard without searching out their own sources and facts. Which makes it all just gossip being spread by one person after another… and as well all know gossip starts to look less and less like the truth the more times the story is told!

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