Deen's Son Discusses On-Going Oprah Friendship

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Entertainment Tonight
sat down with celebrity chef Paula Deen's son, Jamie Deen, in which he discussed his mother's friendship with Oprah and how she contacted his mother after Paula's controversial admission of using a racial slur.

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Jamie tells ET, "Mom considers Oprah a friend ... she's the nicest person in the world. I think she's able to look at [the admission] and understand it for what it is and she called and offered mom her support. That meant a lot to mom. You find out very quickly who your true friends are."

While discussing the thunderous applause and standing ovation his mother received this past Saturday in Houston, Texas during her first public appearance since the admission Jamie explains, "I expected nothing less from the people of Texas. We've got a huge fan base of people that love mom. It was tremendous day for her spirit and a real proud day for our family."

Jamie Deen's cookbook, Jamie Deen's Good Food, is currently on its way to the New York Times Best Sellers list.