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Celebrity IOU: Cheryl Hines thanks assistant Sarita Williams who helped raise her daughter Catherine

Cheryl Hines thanked her longtime assistant Sarita Williams with a surprise garage renovation on Monday’s episode of Celebrity IOU on HGTV.

The 57-year-old actress enlisted the help of Jonathan and Drew Scott to convert the garage into an office space and guest bedroom for Sarita who helped the actress raise her 18-year-old daughter Catherine.

‘I was working on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Ever heard of it? No, it doesn’t matter, and I needed an assistant,’ Cheryl quipped during the season five episode.

Grateful celebrity: Cheryl Hines thanked her longtime assistant Sarita Williams with a surprise garage renovation on Monday’s episode of Celebrity IOU on HGTV

‘Somebody said why don’t you meet Sarita, she actually happens to be from Tallahassee where you are from,’ she added.

Cheryl said she discovered she was pregnant about a year-and-a-half after Sarita started working with her.

‘I looked at her and I said, ‘What do you know about babies?” Then she said, ”Nothing” and I said, ”Neither do I.” I said, ”Maybe, do you want to try it together?”,’ Cheryl recalled.

Cheryl welcomed daughter Catherine in March 2004 with ex-husband Paul Young before they filed for divorce in July 2010.

Close bond: Sarita and Cheryl's daughter Catherine, 18, formed a close bond as the longtime assistant helped the actress raise her

Close bond: Sarita and Cheryl’s daughter Catherine, 18, formed a close bond as the longtime assistant helped the actress raise her

Twin  brothers: Jonathan and Drew Scott aka the Property Brothers oversaw the renovation

Twin  brothers: Jonathan and Drew Scott aka the Property Brothers oversaw the renovation

Sarita formed a strong bond with Catherine while helping raise her.

‘Catherine means the world to me. She was, she was my best friend. It’s crazy to be best friends with a 0-month-old to 8-year-old,’ Sarita said.

Cheryl added: ‘As a parent, the only thing that matters really is that you’re raising your child to be the best person they can be, and Sarita knows that and she knew that then. She taught Cat so much.’

Best friend: 'Catherine means the world to me. She was, she was my best friend. It's crazy to be best friends with a 0-month-old to 8-year-old,' Sarita said

Best friend: ‘Catherine means the world to me. She was, she was my best friend. It’s crazy to be best friends with a 0-month-old to 8-year-old,’ Sarita said

Parental duty: 'As a parent, the only thing that matters really is that you're raising your child to be the best person they can be, and Sarita knows that and she knew that then. She taught Cat so much,' Cheryl said

Parental duty: ‘As a parent, the only thing that matters really is that you’re raising your child to be the best person they can be, and Sarita knows that and she knew that then. She taught Cat so much,’ Cheryl said

Sarita later started her own family when Catherine got older and has two daughters with her husband Andrew.

The detached garage needed major work and Cheryl eagerly volunteered to help with demolition while Sarita was visiting her mother for three-and-a-half weeks.

The actress grunted as she helped knock down walls and shelves.

Detached garage: The detached garage needed major work and Cheryl eagerly volunteered to help with demolition while Sarita was visiting her mother for three-and-a-half weeks

Detached garage: The detached garage needed major work and Cheryl eagerly volunteered to help with demolition while Sarita was visiting her mother for three-and-a-half weeks

‘Here’s what the guys taught me. You can’t scream, because then all the stuff flies in your mouth,’ Cheryl told the camera.

She was then shown knocking down a shelf and shooting a cloud of dust and rodent droppings straight back at her face.

‘I have no idea how you got it come directly back to you,’ Drew said as Cheryl recoiled and sputtered.

Face hit:  Cheryl was shown knocking down a shelf and shooting a cloud of dust and rodent droppings straight back at her face

Face hit:  Cheryl was shown knocking down a shelf and shooting a cloud of dust and rodent droppings straight back at her face

Big kick: The actress also helped kick down a door

Big kick: The actress also helped kick down a door

Cheryl also helped pick out interior colors, cabinet finishes and floor designs with the twin brothers as she sought a ‘rich and sexy look’.

With only a week and a half left, the team worked on the stucco exterior that Jonathan noted was also fire and rot resistant.

Cheryl provided some tender finishing touches by bringing over art that Sarita’s children drew that had been transferred to glass.

Rich and sexy: Cheryl also helped pick out interior colors, cabinet finishes and floor designs with the twin brothers as she sought a 'rich and sexy look'

Rich and sexy: Cheryl also helped pick out interior colors, cabinet finishes and floor designs with the twin brothers as she sought a ‘rich and sexy look’

Sarita returned to her home in Glendale, California, and closed her eyes as Cheryl escorted her into the renovated garage.

‘This is the garage? Holy moly. Cheryl!,’ Sarita exclaimed.

The Property Brothers then surprised Sarita even more as they introduced themselves to her.

Eyes closed: Sarita returned to her home in Glendale, California, and closed her eyes as Cheryl escorted her into the renovated garage

Eyes closed: Sarita returned to her home in Glendale, California, and closed her eyes as Cheryl escorted her into the renovated garage

‘All of this only happened because Cheryl said you deserve it,’ Drew said.

‘I don’t deserve this!,’ Sarita said.

‘Of course you do because I wanted to give something to you,’ Cheryl told her.

Much deserved: 'Of course you do because I wanted to give something to you,' Cheryl told Sarita

Much deserved: ‘Of course you do because I wanted to give something to you,’ Cheryl told Sarita

Sarita loved all the changes and said the style was just right for her.

‘You know we called it sexy and rich,’ Cheryl said.

The renovations included a pull-down bed for guests, office space, a new bathroom, walk-in closet and an outdoor lounging space with a firepit.

Guest bed: The renovations included a pull-down bed for guests, office space, a new bathroom, walk-in closet and an outdoor lounging space with a firepit

Guest bed: The renovations included a pull-down bed for guests, office space, a new bathroom, walk-in closet and an outdoor lounging space with a firepit

Modern kitchen: The renovations included a modern kitchen area

Modern kitchen: The renovations included a modern kitchen area

Sarita’s husband Andrew and their daughters Leela and Pryia then came out to check out the garage renovation.

The family moment with ‘Aunt Cheryl’ was capped off by Catherine walking up with ingredients to make s’mores.

‘It’s Catherine!,’ Sarita said before she hugged Cheryl’s daughter.

Cheryl said Sarita and Catherine were inseparable for eight years while she was a busy working actress.

They all roasted s’mores and then toasted to Sarita as the episode concluded.

Family moment: The family moment with 'Aunt Cheryl' was capped off by Catherine walking up with ingredients to make s'mores

Family moment: The family moment with ‘Aunt Cheryl’ was capped off by Catherine walking up with ingredients to make s’mores

Big hug: 'It's Catherine!,' Sarita said before she hugged Cheryl's daughter

Big hug: ‘It’s Catherine!,’ Sarita said before she hugged Cheryl’s daughter

Eight years: Cheryl said Sarita and Catherine were inseparable for eight years while she was a busy working actress

Eight years: Cheryl said Sarita and Catherine were inseparable for eight years while she was a busy working actress

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