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Paula Deen Discovers Her Ancestors Were Slave Owners On 'Who Do You Think You Are?' (VIDEO)

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Paula Deen appeared on the season finale of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and discovered some shocking revelations about her family's past. The hour-long episode showed a side of Deen that made it clear that she has strong attachments to family and place.

In the clip above, Deen learns that her great great great grandfather, John Batts, was a slave owner. "I had said so many times that my family was never involved in slavery," she says. "It is horrific and it is sad." Later, she remarks, "I almost feel like somebody took a bucket of cold water and threw it into my face."

In the full episode, Deen also learns about how the Civil War impacted her ancestors -- John Batts' son died in battle, resulting in the suicide of the father.

Watch the full episode below:

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