"Paula, you are sexy," she told the celebrity chef.
Following that bold statement, Deen spoke to People magazine and not surprisingly, she was happy with the compliments.
"How about it, baby," she said. "That's encouraging for every woman out there my age –- that someone can look at us and think of us in that way. That's great."
As for her dance, Deen only scored an 18 -- but she's still confident moving forward.
"I know I could nail it the second time because I'd be over my stage fright," she added.