(NEWSER– As Paula Deen was dropped by seemingly every company she's ever been associated with, Novo Nordisk continued to say it would stand by her—but even that relationship appears to have frayed. The diabetes drug maker that partnered with Deen as she announced she had the disease today announced it is suspending the relationship "for now."

A rep tells Eater there is the "option" to resume the partnership in the future, "but it's too early to say" whether that would happen. As if that wasn't bad enough, Target and Home Depot are also severing their relationships with Deen. Target will "phase out" her cooking merchandise and won't be ordering more, a rep tells TMZ. Home Depot also apparently sold her cookware, but will no longer, a rep confirms to NBC News. Still hanging on: Sears, which has said it is evaluating its Deen partnership.

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