The actress was the recipient of the 2,472nd star and her friends and family, including actor husband David Hunt and their four sons, looked on proudly as she accepted the accolade.
And they weren’t the only ones cheering Heaton – her onscreen partners Romano and Flynn, from shows Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle respectively, were also on hand to celebrate with her.
Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa capped the tribute by proclaiming it Patricia Heaton Day in Hollywood, and the actress declared, “I’m overwhelmed. I came to Hollywood 20 years ago at the age of 30. I had no agent and no manager… God opened a door for me and by God I mean Ray Romano.”
And in a post on her Twitter.com page, she adds, “What a fun morning! so great to have loved ones gathered together at something other than a funeral!”