SEASON , EPISODE 102 | AIRED ON 03/04/12

Paula Deen

It's been nine years since Paula Deen first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and invited Oprah to Savannah, Georgia. Now, Oprah and her best friend, Gayle King, head down South for a sleepover at Paula's dream home. After a tour of her home, the queen of Southern cuisine takes Oprah and Gayle on some of her favorite backyard adventures.

Paula, Oprah and Gayle also sit down for an intimate interview in Paula's dock house. Paula opens up about her private and debilitating struggle with agoraphobia, the loss of her parents, her tumultuous first marriage and how she found the strength to overcome it all.

Later, Paula introduces her husband, Michael Groover; her brother, Bubba Hiers; her aunt Peggy; and her sons, Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen, as they all enjoy brunch. At the table, Paula's sons reveal what it's like working for their famous mother...and they don't hold back. Paula also talks about her 10-year affair with a married man and preparing herself for love with her second husband.