:In a bittersweet Facebook video, celebrity chef Paula Deen reveals that her son Bobby Deenand his wife Claudia welcomed triplets in mid-October. The trio arrived a full four months before their official due date. “Bobby and Claudia’s babies came. She was 26 weeks and four days, so they’re pretty early. And if you didn’t know, Claudia was carrying triplets. To grandma, they’re just beautiful,” Paula shared.
“It’s two girls and a boy. It’s Linton, Olivia and Amelia. Amelia was named after me — Amelia Ann, because my middle name is Ann. And Olivia was named after Maria — her name is Olivia Maria, and Maria is Claudia’s mother. Linton will make the fourth generation carrying the Linton name. It comes from their great-great grandfather. Bobby and Claudia covered all the bases,” explained Paula.
The 71-year-old continued that the names were picked to honor family members.“It’s going to be a long ride for these precious three angels, but we’ve got complete faith that God’s got His arms wrapped all around them and He’s going to see them through this until they can come home. It looks like that might be January, so they’ll have to stay in the hospital about three months,” said Paula, who added, “This family is so very blessed and Bobby and Claudia are really, really proud parents.”
Since it's Thanksgiving week, I thought I'd share some Paula holiday cooking with you: