Storm Reid doesn’t care if she gets heat from the home team, she’ll still be rooting for boyfriend Shedeur Sanders when the University of Colorado football team plays against her school, University of Southern California, later this year. The “Missing” star shared how she plans to support her college football playing beau during the Jan. 17 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Early in the interview, Kimmel asked Reid if she watches all of Sanders’s games, and she answered with an emphatic yes. “I do. Whether I’m there or not, I do support,” she said. “I’m just glad to have him as a friend, as a confidante, to be able to support him and he support me.”
The late night host then asked what will happen when Sanders’s team plays against USC, and Reid confirmed she would still be rooting for her boyfriend – even though she’ll be sitting on her school’s side of the stadium. “I will be for sure be in the student section, or wherever I am, rooting for the Buffaloes,” she told Kimmel. “Wearing the number and everything.”
When Kimmel suggested she might catch some “abuse” from her classmates for wearing a Buffalo jersey, Reid was quick to shoot down his concerns. “Oh please, they’ll be okay,” she said with a laugh.
On Jan. 12, the 19-year-old actor made her red carpet debut with Sanders at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, “Missing,” out Jan. 20. The couple looked as cute as can be as they held hands and smiled for the cameras. “He’s super sweet, super talented,” Reid told Entertainment Tonight of the 20-year-old collegiate football player. “I’m just glad to have him here supporting me.”
Shedeur recently announced that he will be leaving Jackson State University to follow his dad, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, to the University of Colorado, where he’ll play for the Buffaloes and his dad will serve as coach. When ET asked Reid if she’ll be visiting him in Colorado, she told the outlet she “hopes so.”
Nia Long, who plays Reid’s mother in the film, joked to the outlet that she was ready to interrogate her fake daughter’s new boyfriend. “Oh my god! I’m going to have to go and have a little interview with him,” Long said when she found out they were on the red carpet together.
It’s unclear when Reid and Sanders first began dating seeing as they don’t have any photos together on social media, but one thing is clear: they definitely seem to make each other very happy. See more photos ahead of their first public appearance together.