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Connie Britton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Were College Roommates: See the Amazing ’80s Throwback Photo

Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton
Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates in college! Courtesy of Senator Gillibrand

That hair! New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed in her new memoir, Off the Sidelines, that she once was roommates with Nashville actress Connie Britton — and, within its pages, the tome provides photo proof!

Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton
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Sporting a priceless ’80s ‘do — a feathered cropped hairstyle — Britton smiles alongside Gillibrand in a photo apparently taken while the Dartmouth undergrads were studying abroad for a summer in Beijing. 

The Emmy-nominated actress told HuffPost Live on Sept. 10 that her former roomie has always been “fearless.”

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“I’m so intensely proud of her and it’s really inspiring to watch her because I do know what a powerhouse she is,” Britton said. “She was like that when we were living in China together. She was already at that time a real leader amongst our students there and, you know, almost larger than life — even back in college.”

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Check out the throwback photo above!

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