Here’s what happened. TMZ asked Paula Deen, “is this your comeback?” To which Paula Deen said,
I never went anywhere!
TMZ caught up with Deen on her way to Houston where she was going to appear on Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show, her first appearance since the scandal. She referred to Texas as, “a state of lovely and happy people.” LOL, okay. She also shared some trivia about Texas — that Dallas was voted “the #1 happiest city in America.” And actually, she’s right. Sort of. Mainstreet.com tied Dallas with Fort Worth as the #1 happiest city.
The show went really well for Deen. The audience gave her a standing ovation and Deen and cried, saying, “These are tears of joy, y’all. This is my first time out in three months.” (Houston Chronicle.)
Looks like she’s back, y’all. You ready to welcome her? These fans certainly are: