Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and clothing designer Rachel Roy have a few things in common: similar names and high-status careers, to start. But they now share a much deeper bond, as they were both confronted by the BeyHive late last month after the surprise release of Beyoncé’s latest album. Fans were desperate to figure out who “Becky with the good hair,” AKA the woman Jay Z allegedly cheated on Beyoncé with, might be, and found evidence that it could be Rachel Roy when she posted an Instagram photo (now deleted, of course).
When it comes to Beyoncé, true-blue members of the BeyHive do not take things lightly. They swarmed every Rachel Roy social media account they could find, but because her name is so similar, many mistook Rachael Ray for the alleged mistress.
As this was happening, the Rachels decided to treat each other with solidarity. Roy bought flowers for her counterpart, while Ray had her team send a nice bottle of wine to the designer.
“I sent her a bottle, a big bottle of wine and a straw,” Ray told Us. She wasn’t sure if the purchase ended up being a red or a white, but says if it was red, she wanted to send a bottle from Brunello di Montalcino, where she was married.
While we hope nothing like this needs to happen in the future, it’s always nice to see women coming together, especially when times are tough. And a beautiful flower arrangement or delicious bottle of vino, sent by someone who gets what you’re going through, is sometimes just the thing you need. Though Rachael Ray, for her part, didn’t seem too upset by the situation.
“I thought it was the coolest thing ever,” she said to Us. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m even mentioned in the same sentence as these people?'”
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