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She’s backkk…

Paula Deen made her first public appearance since the lawsuit accusing her of workplace racism was settled and she was so overwhelmed she just couldn’t hold back the waterworks.

During an appearance at a cooking show, the Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show in Houston, Texas, Paula clutched some tissue and said:

“These are tears of joy, y’all. This is my first time out in three months.”

She continued:

“I’ve said all along that the one place I’d want to make my first step back out is Texas,” she continued.

“Y’all’s hearts are as big as your state.”

Last month a judge deemed Lisa Jackson, the employee who brought the discrimination suit against Deen, “at best…an accidental victim.”

And Deen is back in action. Check out her appearance in the video above!