The Origin of Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris' Beef Revealed

By Brett Malec Aug 01, 2022 9:49 PMTags
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Can a baking battle help Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris resolve their bad blood?

The actresses and longtime BFFs will go head to head on the Aug. 2 premiere of E!'s new competition series Celebrity Beef hosted by Joel McHale. Before their cupcake-making showdown, Harris is spilling details on the origin of their ongoing beef.

According to Harris, their disagreements stem from Hines' tendency to say "yes to everything."

"She can't say no, she wants to take care of everybody," the Lucifer star told E! News exclusively. "She's always trying to fix everybody and it's really admirable but then she gets herself painted into a corner. She says, 'I don't wanna invite this person to Thanksgiving,' and I say, 'Don't. It's better to feel a little guilty than resent them.' And then she says, 'Oh God, I just feel bad.'"

Speaking from past experience, Harris continued, "I go to her Thanksgiving with my kids and then the entire time she says, 'Oh God, why did I invite this person?' And the only person she can talk to and bitch about it is me because it's a family person."

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But the beefing is mutual, as Harris explained she has a personality trait that gets on Hines' nerves as well.

Citing a recent trip the two took to Hawaii together, she revealed, "I'm the person who's like, 'I'm happy to pay for a [hotel] upgrade. I'm not saying give me an upgrade...Immediately her eyes roll back in her head. I'm like, 'What?! I want to have the best vacation.'"

"She's like, 'You make me look like I'm high maintenance,'' Harris added. "I'm like, 'I'm not making you look like anything. I'm looking out for myself.'"

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As for their culinary showdown, Harris admitted, "I was definitely not confident in my cooking skills. I was like, ‘She's gonna take it....' All I was focused on was trying to f--k with her."

Without spoiling which of the two wins the very first face-off in Celeb Beef history, Harris concluded, "I felt great about how everything ended on the show. I thought it was a fair fight. I felt like you reap what you sow and it was a no-brainer."

Don't miss their showdown tomorrow night at 10 p.m. on E!.