Of course, the 48-year-old showgirl star didn’t exactly remember the events that way. “No, no, no! Superstitious, or do you like this side?” she fired back playfully. She added, “No, we didn’t get involved like a real fight. It was our playful joke, but like a brother-sister.”

Mario quickly agreed. “No, we always laugh and tease each other,” he replied.

In other words, we are relieved that they were able to handle the situation ripe and that their reactions would not have sent them to Principal Belding’s office. And may this be a lesson to the rest of us: Always think about who is on the left before showing up for the awards ceremony.

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