Rach Goes Wild When Her Celeb Crush Surprises Her For 2,000th Show

by Cristina Corvino 2:04 PM, October 25, 2017

Aired December 26, 2017

Our BIG 2,000th episode was chock-full of surprises that Rach didn’t see coming!

Viewers whose lives Rach touched over the years visited, her pal Buddy Valastro brought cake (he is the “Cake Boss,” after all!) and the legendary Tony Bennett serenaded Rach and her hubby John with “The Best Is Yet To Come.”

And then there was THIS ...

It’s no secret that Rach LOVES Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. She even called him her “biggest crush in life” when he was on the show last year!

So, how could we not include him in Rach’s 2,000th show celebration?!

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The moment 50 Cent’s video message for Rach started rolling -- he fibbed and told her he had a conflict that kept him from actually coming -- she couldn’t contain her excitement. She even ran over to the screen!

“That was amazing,” Rach says when it’s over. “I love you so much, Curtis!”

But little did she know, we had an even bigger surprise in store.

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That’s right, moments later, 50 Cent snuck up behind Rach with a bouquet of flowers!

“Shut the door!” Rach screams while jumping up and down. She even went on to introduce him to her mom (who was in the audience!) as her “boyfriend.”

SO cute!

Watch the adorable moment for yourself in the video above!