On Saturday, legendary TV chef Paula Deen received a roaring reception at the Metropolitan Cooking Show in Houston, TX.
The former Food Network star drew a standing ovation in front of over 1,500 fans as she broke down crying after being introduced on stage with her sons by her side.
Paula thanked the crowd for their support as she wiped away tears. “These are tears of joy, y’all,” said Deen.
One witness tells RumorFix that it appeared as though Paula has lost a LOT of weight since she was last seen in public months ago, following a much publicized scandal involving her admission to the use of a racial slur when she was younger.
We’re also told all media were escorted out of the convention hall just after Deen took the stage.