Paula Deen’s Triplet Grandkids Were Born Prematurely, and Now They Celebrate a 5-Month Milestone

Five months ago, chef and author Paula Deen, 71, welcomed three grandbabies on October who arrived earlier than expected.

Her grandbabies, two girls, Olivia and Amelia, and a boy, Linton, were born prematurely at just 26 weeks. The beautiful babies have turned five-months-old, and the Deen family could not be any happier.

“Tummy time to celebrate that just like that 5 months went by! We love playing in our baby gyms, smiling in the mornings and bath time,” Paula captioned the Instagram post, which features the adorable triplets laying on their belly.

Paula and the babies’ parents, son Bobby and his wife Claudia, were worried when the triplets were born nearly four months prematurely. They had to spend a few weeks in the hospital where the babies were closely monitored by doctors after their birth.


Although Claudia has not posted much about her babies on her social media accounts, her recent update is a sign that the babies are doing well.

After the delivery, Claudia is now focusing on getting back in shape after gaining 36 lbs during her pregnancy.

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26 weeks pregnant with triplets vs. 2 weeks postpartum 👶🏻 Although I couldn’t reach my 50-60lbs weight gain goal because my babies decided to arrive way too soon I’m proud of the 36lbs I gained while trying to fatten them up! I’ve lost 22lbs and have 14 lbs left to reach my pre-pregnancy weight but my focus is on eating good quality foods for my milk production since this is the only thing I can do for my babies at the moment. In a month I’ll be cleared to workout and I look forward to sharing my progress with y’all 👊🏼 •••••••••• 26 semanas embarazada de trillizos vs. 2 semanas postparto. Aunque no alcancé mi meta de subir 22-27 kg porque mis bebés decidieron llegar muy temprano, estoy orgullosa de los 16 kg que aumenté mientras trataba de engordarlos! Ya perdí 10 kg y me quedan unos 6 que perder para llegar a mi peso pre-embarazo pero mi foco está en comer alimentos de alta calidad para mi producción de leche ya que es lo único que puedo hacer ahorita por mis bebés. En un mes ya me van a dejar volver a entrenar así que estaré compartiendo con ustedes mi progreso! 👊🏼

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She revealed that she has lost 22 lbs and has 14 lbs left to reach her “pre-pregnancy weight”.

Paula’s daughter-in-law is not the only one who is getting fit.

The Southern chef, alias “butter queen”, was diagnosed with type 2 adult onset diabetes in 2012. Since then, she has shed a whopping 40 pounds to look fit and healthy.

After being diagnosed with diabetes, Paula kept off “white” food including white rice, white potatoes, and white bread to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Her dietary change helped her shed 40 pounds in just four months. 

 “But the thing that I’m really trying to focus on is moderation. Moderation. Moderation. Eat a cookie, just don’t eat six of ‘em! Because no one wants to go their whole life thinking they can never have anything good again,” she revealed on The Doctor Oz Show.

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