Curtis Stone: Cat Cora "doing fine" after DUI arrest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Hosts of "Around the World in 80 Plates" Cat Cora and Curtis Stone attend Bravo's "Around The World In 80 Plates" Finale Celebration at Metropolitan Pavilion on July 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) Andrew H. Walker

Cat Cora and Curtis Stone attend Bravo's "Around The World In 80 Plates" finale celebration on July 12, 2012, in New York.
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(CBS News) Curtis Stone says fellow celebrity chef Cat Cora is "doing fine" after her DUI arrest last month.

Stone talked about his "Around the World in 80 Plates" co-host during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Friday.

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"I spoke to her last night and she's doing fine," he told "CBS This Morning" co-host Erica Hill. "When you go through this stuff in life and make decisions you're not so proud of. And I'm sure that she's had a tough time with it. But she's keeping her head up. And she's doing all right."

Cora, 44, was cited for driving under the influence after she rear-ended a vehicle in Santa Barbara, Calif., on June 17, according to People. She had to return to the police station 11 days later to take a mugshot, because she did not take one the night of her arrest.

The chef has apologized since her arrest, saying in a statement, "I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable. I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions."

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