HGTV Ali Wong joins Drew and Jonathan Scott in “Celebrity IOU”.
Citadelle Priagula is Ali Wong’s best friend. The comedian surprises her in the third season of “Celebrity IOU”. The series sees celebrities like Wong teaming up with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott to give back to the important people in their lives.
Other celebrities this season include Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Halle Berry, Snoop Dogg, Lisa Kudrow, John C. Reilly, and Howie Mandel.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Wong and Priagula met in college
Wong and Priagula have been friends for over 20 years, first meeting in college. The couple attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
According to her LinkedIn, Priagula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2003 and a law degree in 2010. Now a California attorney, she is a partner of Musick, Peeler & Garrett firm.
2. Wong lived with Priagula for a year
Wong’s gift is on the way, the comedian revealed in a clip obtained by People. She moved in with Priagula and her husband of hers for two weeks, only to turn into a year.
“You have always been so generous to me. You and Victor just moved in together and you let me live with you guys for so long, ”Wong quoted. “I’m basically a professional freeloader. And if I don’t give you back soon, I won’t be able to continue scrounging. ‘
During that time, the father of the “Always Be My Maybe” actress died.
“My mom felt really lonely in San Francisco, so my mom was going to visit her in Los Angeles,” continued Wong. “So not only that [Citadelle] having this struggling comedian / actress in her second room, she also had an elder staying with her every weekend and she didn’t care. She is truly like a sister to me ”.
3. Priagula is getting a renovated basement
The Scots and Wongs will renovate Priagula’s basement into the “fun heart of his home,” announced HGTV.
The trio “will tear the old fixtures, drill the tile floors and pull the walls up to the studs, then infuse mid-century modern style into the new living, bathroom and office area,” revealed HGTV. “The extraordinary revelation will also extend to the backyard, where a covered patio, fireplace and outdoor kitchen will give Citadelle even more space to host family and friends.”
4. Priagula is a working mom
In addition to being a lawyer, HGTV described Priagula as a “busy mom”. She shares two children with her husband Victor.
“Her daily to-do list is endless and relentless,” Wong said in a clip obtained by People. “So, to be able to do this thing that she’s all taken care of, where all the decisions are made, I think it’s going to be really, really special and really give her some well-deserved relief and joy.”
5. Priagula’s surprise is emotional
People have reported that Priagula gets emotional, despite Wong saying she is not one to cry, during her surprise.
“I can’t believe this is my life. I can’t believe this is happening, ”Priagula said in a clip obtained by People. “I honestly feel he doesn’t owe me anything. I feel that her friendship was such a gift ”.
“This was absolutely one of the first four days of my life,” he added. “I’m just so touched that you can think of me, and it’s completely superior to anything I could have imagined. Is fantastic.”
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