PAULA Deen is headed for an ugly $17 million divorce battle with her husband Michael Groover.
According to American tabloid the National Enquirer, the couple have no prenuptial agreement — and pals are saying all bets are off at this point.
“If they do divorce, Paula could have a real fight on her hands,” said a source close to the family.
Michael is said to be furious over being dragged into the mess that exploded when news broke that Paula admitted in a court deposition she’d used the N-word.
“Now that Paula has soiled his name, too, everyone fears it could be the final breaking point for their marriage,” revealed the source.
“Michael is a quiet Southerner, a fifth-generation native of Savannah. He’s a proud man and has had trouble being in the limelight. This scandal has been a nightmare for him. People blast Paula to his face for her racial slurs, and they’re letting him have it, too. It’s a case of guilt by association.
“Even his fishing buddies rib him about Paula’s slurs and how they’ve become the talk of the nation.
“Michael is at the end of his rope. His closest friends believe he’s going to file for divorce and get back to being a good ol’ boy – without the publicity.
“Michael appears to be a laid-back Southern guy, but Paula could be faced with a doozy of a divorce battle.”
In my opinion, she needs to go through this hell back and forth for her redemption, and only then can she rise like a phoenix from the ashes!! When that happens Paula can say this