Natalia Bryant and Storm Reid Enjoying Life as College Roommates Is the Study Break You Deserve

Um, is this Euphoria we feel? How cute is it that Natalia Bryant and Storm Reid are sharing a college dorm room during their freshman year at the University of Southern California?

By Mike Vulpo Feb 23, 2022 8:27 PMTags
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Now we're just wondering who claimed the top bunk.

While Natalia Bryant and Storm Reid have been open about their first year at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, few fans have realized the model and the Euphoria actress have actually has been roommates during their freshman year as Trojans.

So how did the Internet suddenly put two and two together? In a resurfaced post from Jan. 19, Storm wished Natalia a happy birthday and casually dropped the fun fact that they are roomies.

"NANI! NAE NAE! NAENAESTER! It's your 19thhhh!" Storm wrote on Instagram with a collage of photos. "The brightest smile and the kindest heart. The funniest person. The best roomie [sic] a girl could ask for. So grateful for you. So glad we get to do life & school together! I love youuuuu!" 

Even Vanessa Bryant shared her happiness when she commented, "So cute!!!!!!" with two red heart emojis.

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Back in March, Vanessa documented the moment her daughter discovered she got accepted into her dream school. After Natalia screamed "I got in," her mom couldn't help but reflect on the milestone.


"I'm SO happy for you Nani! I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it," Vanessa wrote. "You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded. I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they're here in spirit. We love you so much!"

As Natalia and Storm fight on to victory at USC, E! News discovered more than a few familiar faces who once lived together. Keep scrolling for more unexpected roommates.

Gavin Casalegno & Matthew Cornett

The Summer I Turned Pretty actor and the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star were roommates during Gavin's early days in Southern California.

"The first roommate I had in L.A," the 23-year-old said of Matthew on TikTok, adding that now, "we're like best friends."

Storm Reid & Natalie Bryant

The actress and model became BFFS when they shared a dorm at USC in Los Angeles. Fight on ladies! 

Jamie Dornan & Eddie Redmayne

Believe it or not, the duo shared an apartment when their careers were just starting off. "When we were fresh off the boat in L.A., someone from the agency dropped scripts for us," Dornan shared on Live With Kelly and Michael in 2015. "Must have been like 25 scripts in my pile and three in his."

Brad Pitt & Jason Priestley

In his memoir, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star said he briefly lived with the Oscar winner in the '90s. "We lived on Ramen noodles and generic beer—the kind that came in white cans labeled 'beer'—and Marlboro Light cigarettes," he wrote. "We were broke."

Lili Reinhart & Camila Mendes

The Riverdale co-stars are BFFs in real life, too! While the CW show filmed in Vancouver, Reinhart and Mendes were roomies in Los Angeles. Reinhart has also been roomies with co-star Madelaine Petsch.

Ryan Seacrest & Jensen Ackles

The American Idol host and the Supernatural actor used to live together in Los Angeles. During Ackles' 2017 appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan, the duo shared a photo taken the night they threw a party in their apartment because they were able to get free crushed ice down the street from a Chinese restaurant. Seacrest joked that both then and now Ackles was the one who got the girl.

Rachel Bloom & Ilana Glazer

The Crazy Ex Girlfriend and Broad City actresses shared a New York City apartment together in the early days of their respective careers.

Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling

During their Mickey Mouse Club years, the Notebook actor moved in with Timberlake and his family while his mom was still working and living in Canada.

Glen Powell & Chord Overstreet

Fun fact: Powell never would have landed his breakout role on Scream Queens if he didn't live with the Glee star at the time, according to both series' creator Ryan Murphy.

"[Co-creator] Ian Brennan said, 'I know this guy Glen Powell, who's roommates with Chord Overstreet, and I've been out with him and I've seen him do sort of improv stuff. I think he would be great,'" Murphy told E! News. "That led to me meeting Glen, and as soon as he read it you were like, 'Oh, my god. Where have you been all my life?'"

Judd Apatow & Adam Sandler

Before they got their big break in the comedy world, the Funny People director and its star shared a $900 per month apartment in SoCal's San Fernando Valley. Even when Sandler moved to NYC to work on Saturday Night Live, he continued to pay rent out of fear he might get fired.

Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling

Although they were only asked to live together for a brief period of time ahead of co-starring in 2010's Blue Valentine, the co-stars got along so well they shacked up for an entire month.

Miles Heizer & Mae Whitman

Parenthood co-stars by day, roomies by night.  "I envision wanting to live in a house next to him for my whole life and grow old down the street from him," Whitman told Glamour of her friendship with Heizer. "I want our families to always be entwined."

Jason Segel & Chris O'Dowd

The Bridesmaids actor crashed at the How I Met Your Mother star's house while shooting a film in Los Angeles.

Ewan McGregor & Jude Law

The Obi-Wan Kenobi star and Fantastic Beasts actor shared the same room in London at the start of their careers, later going on to start a production company together.

Chace Crawford & Ed Westwick

Once filming began for season one, the Gossip Girl heartthrobs decided to share a New York City apartment.

Amy Smart & Ali Larter

After meeting on vacation in Italy, the two bonded over acting dreams and quickly moved to Los Angeles together.

Connie Britton & Lauren Graham

On a 2013 Watch What Happens Live episode, the Parenthood star revealed that she once lived in an empty house with the Friday Night Lights actress. "We had no furniture," Graham said, "and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats."

Paula Abdul & Kara Dioguardi

The "Straight Up" singer gladly welcomed the former American Idol judge into her home for over a year. 

Jax Taylor & Channing Tatum

The Vanderpump Rules star revealed on Watch What Happens Live to once being roommates with the Magic Mike star. We wonder who was the No. 1 guy in that group...

Kiefer Sutherland & Robert Downey Jr.

The Hollywood actors lived together for three years in the '80s. 

Stanley Tucci & Ving Rhames

The two actors lived together while studying at SUNY Purchase in New York City.

Sherry Stringfield & Parker Posey

More SUNY Purchase roommates! The actresses bunked together while studying in college.  

John Cusack & Jeremy Piven

These two go way back! After growing up in the same hometown, the actors decided to live together and attend the same theatre workshop.

Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

Before they worked on films together, the director and actor were roommates at the University of Texas.

Al Gore & Tommy Lee Jones

The former vice president was roommates at Harvard University with the award-winning actor.

Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito

Back in the 1960s, the Hollywood A-listers called each other roommates.

Gene Hackman & Dustin Hoffman

Before making it big, Hackman agreed to have the Meet the Fockers star sleep on the floor of his apartment.

Conan O'Brien & Jeff Garlin

While living in Chicago, the late-night host and Curb Your Enthusiasm star lived together and started a pet-care service to make a little extra money.

Melissa McCarthy & Brian Atwood

The funny lady and the shoe designer went to high school together and shared an apartment in New York City's Hell's Kitchen.