9 Pairs of Celebs Who Bunked Up as Roommates
RACHEL BLOOM & ILANA GLAZER
Today, both Bloom and Glazer are taking television by storm with their respective shows, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (for Bloom) and Broad City (for Glazer.) But six years ago, they were just two aspiring actresses, bunking together in Brooklyn. Though they've both now found crazy amounts of success, the two are still tight. "6 years ago we were roommates in Brooklyn and now we have tv shows," Bloom captioned a collage of photos of the two on Instagram. "@ilanusglazer is just the best."
KRISTEN GILLIBRAND & CONNIE BRITTON
For a summer when they were both studying abroad in Beijing, Tami Taylor and the junior U.S. Senator from New York were roommates during their college years at Dartmouth. The two have talked about each other in the years after they lived together, with Britton calling Gillibrand "fearless" and Gillibrand commending Britton for only taking on parts that she felt were role model-worthy. They recently reunited on campus for an event in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
LAUREN GRAHAM & CONNIE BRITTON
Gillibrand was just one of Britton's famous roommates. When the actress was just starting out in Hollywood, she and Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham camped out together in an empty house. "We lived in an empty house that we weren't supposed to be living in," Graham told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. "We had no furniture and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats." Hey, life could be a lot worse. They're clearly still pals — Graham wished Britton a happy birthday last year with an epic throwback photo of the two of them from 1999. "She's still a friend, but now we both have furniture!" Graham says of her former roomie.
RAVEN-SYMONÉ & LINDSAY LOHAN
Back in their Disney darling days, Raven-Symoné and Lohan signed a lease on an apartment together. Though they were roommates on paper, they weren't exactly living with one another in practice. "She paid rent, and she was there probably three times," Symoné said of her former roomie. "She had her clothes in the apartment we were supposed to live in together."
PENN BADGLEY & MILO VENTIMIGLIA
Perks of having an older roommate? Taking advantage of the privileges your age won't allow you to use. For Badgley, that was using his 10-years-older roommate Ventimiglia's ID to get past bouncers. "When I was 18, my roommate was Milo Ventimiglia, who was 28 at the time," Badgley told Bullet magazine. "I used to borrow his ID to get into bars. I've still got it somewhere." Guess that gives Ventimiglia the chillest roommate ever award.
DIANNA ARGON & LEA MICHELE
Glee co-stars Agron and Michele were so tight on-set that they decided to live together off-set, too. The two lived together while filming the hit series, but they didn't allow any workplace drama to affect the way they felt about one another at home. "We have these smackdowns at work and come home and are like, 'Wasn't it so funny when we were fighting today? Let's make cookies!'" Michele told New York Magazine. "It works out. We're both vegans. Well, I was. I slowly dipped back into cheese."
MATT DAMON & BEN AFFLECK
Everyone knows that Affleck and Damon go way, way back. So it's no surprise that in their early years of fame, the two split the rent to make ends meet. However, their first endeavor as roommates ended in debt. "We rented this house on the beach in Venice and 800 people came and stayed with us and got drunk," Affleck said. "Then we ran out of money and had to get an apartment." Such is life — even for a star! Though if they lived together now, we bet these two could afford that house in Venice Beach.
WES ANDERSON & OWEN WILSON
Another pair in the running for coolest college roommates of all time? Wilson and Anderson, who first met in a script writing class at the University of Texas at Austin. According to Anderson, they never spoke in the class, but hit it off later and went on to be roommates. They then worked on the script for the movie that would eventually become Bottle Rocket, which Wilson starred in alongside his brother Luke.
RYAN GOSLING & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
When you're a child star who needs to be in L.A., but your parents need to be back home, what do you do? Get your co-star's mom to adopt you, naturally! Timberlake's mom served as Gosling's legal guardian for a few months while the two were filming The Mickey Mouse Club, which meant they had a few months as roommates. "[Gosling's] mother had to keep her job in Canada the second year that we were on the television show and my mom was his guardian for like six months," Timberlake explained to Ellen DeGeneres. "So we actually lived together when we were that age. So we were probably a little closer that the rest of the kids that were on the show just because we had to share a bathroom."