Living on your own has its perks. You’re out of mom and dad’s hair and you have this new thing called independence. It’s great, only until the bills and rent start to pile up. Then you’re panicking, praying to God and asking why you didn’t get a roommate.
As it turns out, several famous people have been roommates with other celebrities. Some decided to live together after hitting off, or they were struggling in their early days or with their roommates at college. Any fan of these celebrities will be surprised to see who are lifelong friends are or the people they had a falling out with before they made it big.
Adam Sandler & Judd Apatow Shared An Apartment But Teamed Up Years Later
Before Sandler made it big on Saturday Night Live, he shared an apartment with Judd Apatow in Los Angeles. Once the pair found success, Sandler would appear on Apatow’s short-lived series Undeclared and team up for the movie Funny People.
When Sandler made it to New York, he continued to pay his rent in LA out of fear he would be fired.
Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake Lived Together During The Mickey Mouse Club
The boys were only 11 years old at the time when they were Disney stars. Timberlake’s mother was Goesling’s legal guardian because his own mother lived back home in Canada.
It’s pretty crazy they teamed up, because nobody knew that these guys would become an international pop star or a popular gorgeous actor ladies will fall in love with.
Al Gore & Tommy Lee Jones Are Alumni At Harvard University
The politician knows the distinguished actor through their time at Harvard University. They shared a room in college and eventually, John Lighgow lived with them too.
Gore and Jones even joined a country band to get girls, and Jones served as an unlikely spokesperson for his old roommate’s Presidential campaign in 2000. A pair of famous collaborators not only roomed in college, but they co-wrote their first movie together. The actor and writer who attended the University of Texas are still on the way.
Jonah Hill & Justin Long Fought Like An Old Married Couple
The Accepted co-stars bickered like they were married for too long. Long’s biggest issue was that Jonah would recycle everything.
Outside of that, they got into little fights like leaving the bathroom door open or not cleaning up after themselves. At least they’re still relevant today.
Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito Have Been Friends Since The Start Of Their Careers
Douglas and DeVito once lived together in the Big Apple when they were starting out in their careers. Douglas described DeVito to be a very neat person, and the pair collaborated in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
DeVito played Martini whereas Douglas produced. As much as they enjoyed their time as roommates, they remain good friends to this day.
Owen Wilson & Wes Anderson Were Roommates At The University Of Texas
The actor and the writer shared a dorm room at the University of Texas. Their time together as dorm-mates throttled them both to their later success down the road.
Interestingly enough, Anderson, impressed by his mate’s skills, hired Wilson in his first movie Bottle Rocket. Since that film in 1986, they continue to collaborate on movies like The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore. What happens when Jack Bauer is a shoulder to cry on for his ex-roommate, who’s now a Marvel superhero? Iron Man has details on that shortly.
Conan O’Brien & Jeff Garlin Were Struggling Comics In Chicago
While living in Chicago, the late-night host and Curb Your Enthusiasm star lived together across from Wrigley Field.
Garlin would make his roomie do impressions and skits for his amusement, but they were able to help each other improve their acting skills. Of course, both would eventually become a late-night talk show host and an actor.
Jude Law & Ewan McGregor Founded A Production Company
Before they made it big, both Law and McGregor bunked together. In 1997, the actors co-founded the British film and theater production company Natural Nylon.
The first film to be produced by the company was David Cronenberg’seXistenz, but their most notable film was Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Kiefer Sutherland Provided Robert Downey Jr. A Shoulder To Cry On
Iron Man once let Jack Bauer live with him for three years. During their time, Sutherland was a support factor to his roommate when Downey Jr. dated Sarah Jessica Parker.
Despite being on super opposite schedules, they still make time for each other to this day. Pop Quiz: Which famous TV mom’s hit it off at an acting class then moved to LA? Those ladies are just ahead.
Holly Hunter & Frances McDormand Connected Even After Their Romantic Relationships Ended
The two leading ladies of Hollywood met through their then-boyfriends, and they connected quickly after their relationships ended. Eventually, their friendship led to the actresses rooming together.
A little ways down the road, Hunter introduced McDormand to her husband, The Big Lebowski director Joel Coen.
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Might Have Had Too Much Fun Living Together
The face of Hollywood bromances have known each other since their childhood. The actors lived together when they worked on the screenplay for Good Will Hunting.
In an interview with US Magainze, Affleck said: “We rented a house on a beach in Venice and 800 people came and stayed with us and got drunk. Then we ran out of money and had to get an apartment.”
Connie Britton & Lauren Graham Met In An Acting Class Then Hit It Off
Before they became popular TV mom’s, Britton and Graham shared an apartment in Los Angeles.
The pair met at an acting class in New York and they both hit it off, eventually moving to LA together. Even though this was years ago, both actresses look back fondly on their days as roommates. Just ahead, two child star actresses were so busy they didn’t have time to say “Hi.” The girls who predicted the future and played Cady from Mean Girls are still on the way.
John Cusack & Jeremy Piven Grew Up In Evanston, Illinois But Had A Falling Out
Cusack is a Chicago native, while Piven was born in New York, but grew up in Evanston.
The Chicago-area actors appeared in many films together such as Serendipity and Runaway Jury. Cusack even took classes at Piven’s theater workshop. But, the pair eventually had a falling out because of their egotistical ways.
Dustin Hoffman Didn’t Just Live With Robert Duvall
In 1955, both actors lived in a small apartment in New York. According to Hoffman, boundaries were not enforced too much at their pad.
Duvall wasn’t the only actor Hoffman would live with. Eventually, he would meet Gene Hackman, and the two shared a place before Hoffman found a place of his own.
Raven Symone & Lindsay Lohan Were Too Busy To Even Say ‘Hi’
For 14 months, the stars of The Parent Trap and That’s So Raven were roomies. Raven admitted that Lohan was rarely home because of her busy schedule.
The actress even implied a little resentment when Lohan had clothes all over the place. Even still, Raven has come to the defense of her old roommate on The View after being dissed by Jennifer Lawrence. Fun fact: two actors from the Brat Pack stayed together during their auditions for The Outsiders. Sodapop and Steve Randle are coming up.
Lea Michele & Diana Agron Had No Drama Like Their Characters On Glee
The co-stars of the musical comedy admitted to having a lot of fun like smackdowns at work. Then, they would come home to make something like cookies.
They knew that they didn’t hate each other, but they know how to tease each other while having fun at the same time.
Robin Williams & Christopher Reeve Were Brought Closer Together After Reeve’s Accident
The comedian and Superman were roommates at Juilliard in New York. They would become great friends, even after Reeve was paralyzed in an accident.
Williams vowed to pay for his friend’s hospital bills that weren’t covered by Reeve’s insurance.
Tom Cruise & Rob Lowe Shared A Room During Auditions For The Outsiders
The Parks & Recreation and Mission Impossible star shared a room at the Plaza Hotel. Both actors auditioned and starred in The Outsiders as the experience stuck with Lowe since they first met.
In an interview with Direct Expose, Lowe recalled his former Brat Pack to be “Open, friendly, and funny.”
Kristen Stewart & Nikki Reed Never Went Out Much
The Twilight co-stars lived together when the filmed New Moon in Vancouver. However, Nikki told US Weekly about their time as roommates, and said they never got that close during their time living together.
That didn’t stop them or the cast from enjoying group dinners from Peter Facinelli.
Chace Crawford & Ed Westwick Roomed Together Out Of Fear Gossip Girl Would Get Canned
Nate and Chuck forever? The former stars of Gossip Girl lived in a Chelsea apartment after the show’s first season. The pair decided to move in with each other out of fear that the show would flop.
Thankfully, the show didn’t end, and with the help of a housekeeper, living together allowed them to have a good friendship.