Michael Groover is a 62-year old tugboat captain from Savannah, GA. He is the husband of American celebrity chef and cooking show television host Paula Ann Hiers Deen. The two have been married for nearly fifteen years.
Michael Groover Marriage DetailsWith Paula Deen
Michael Groover and Paula Deen tied the knot on 6 March 2004. Paula previously was married to Jimmy Deen from 1965 – 1989. According to her book titled “Paula Deen: It Ain’t all about the Cookin,” Paula said her former husband’s rampant alcoholism was the main reason for their split. She has been blessed with two sons from her previous marriage – Bobby Deen, and Jamie Deen. Both are popular names in the cooking world as well. The family own “The Lady & Sons Restaurant” together in Savannah, GA.
Michael Groover married Deen – who is nine years older than him – in 2004. The ceremony took place at Bethesda Academy in Savannah. It was televised in a Food Network Show.
A few years after their wedding, the rumor had it that Groover’s wife was secretly cooking up a divorce settlement with him. This came after she quietly handed over the deed to their luxury home to him. According to sources, Paula granted her husband the deed to their three-bedroom, 5,646-sq-ft mansion in Savannah. The house is worth an estimated $1.3 million.
The pair originally bought the property back in 2004, the same year they were joined together in holy matrimony, for an undisclosed amount. The home was Paula’s main filming area for her show before it was canceled after she admitted to using a racist slur in 2013.
Despite the rumors that their marriage was on the rocks, Deen claimed that the ‘deed of gift’ was for her natural love and affection for her husband.
Reports have claimed Captain Groover had an affair with a sexy middle-aged brunette which he strongly denied. According to the Enquirer, the brunette lived near Groover’s marital home and had known him for years. The mistress allegedly entertained Groover regularly at her home in Wilmington Island.
Groover had an affair with this woman for over a year, and it took his wife many months to find out about it. When Paula discovered her husband Groover was cheating, she confronted him, according to Enquirer. The pair allegedly sorted out their differences and Groover returned to his matrimonial home.
Michael Groover Net Worth
Michael Groover is a successful tugboat captain, author, and businessman. He does not want to unveil much about his personal life. For this reason, no one knows about his actual net worth. He has always kept his personal life including sources of income away from the public limelight.
According to an online source, Paula Deen’s husband, Michael Groover has a net worth of $5 Million all made out of his career.
Michael Groover Career Details
As aforesaid, Michael Groover is a tugboat captain in Savannah. He runs a coffee line called Captain Michael’s Coffee. Paula Deen’s current husband is also an author and has written a book five years into his marriage. The book covers his life before and after marrying Paula. It also contains a collection of his favorite recipes, including banana pudding and deviled crab.
He is also the 38th winner of the annual Hemmingway Look-alike Contest. Hemmingway Days salutes the American literary giant who has not previously published a short story or a full-length book.
The Family Weight Loss
Paula Deen was diagnosed with diabetes (type 2). She shed a whopping 40 pounds by cutting back on carbs and relying on fresh veggies. Mr. Groover and her two sons also benefited from her journey to get healthy. The entire family has lost 178 pounds total. Groover shed 60 pounds. Jamie shed 45 pounds while the youngest son lost 33 pounds.
It was reported that Groover and Paula’s two sons were struggling with weight-related health issues. Michael had to discuss knee surgery due to his weight, and decided to lose weight instead. He dropped 60 pounds on a strict, doctor-supervised regimen.
More About Michael Groover
Michael Anthony Groover was born in 1956. He is a tugboat captain and married to a celebrity chef Paula Deen. The tugboat captain boasts an undisclosed net worth. It is unknown exactly how much money Paula Deen’s husband Michael Groover has made for his career. With that in mind, his wealth comes mostly from his career as a tugboat captain and an entrepreneur.