Paula Deen Is Really, Really Happy 2013 Is Over
According to People:
After a self-proclaimed “hard summer,” during which she admitted to using a racial slur, was dropped by the Food Network and several sponsors, and endured rumors of marital discord, Paula Deen says she’s looking forward to the new year. “I’m gonna be really, really happy to see 2013 gone,” Deen, 66, recently told about 200 guests at the Salvation Army Golden Kettle gala in Savannah, Ga. “There may be something in that number 13.” But as she reflected on the tumultuous year in front of the crowd, Deen called the past six months an “opportunity for me to grow.”
“It taught me a lot about people – not all of it you like. But I learned that I had so many people that cared about me and prayed for me and my family. And I’m looking forward to 2014.” In the new year, the Southern chef will embark on her annual Paula Deen & Friends cruise in January before making her first foray back into the celebrity foodie world in February, joining her former Food Network colleagues at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Are y’all gonna be checking for Paula Deen in 2014??