As the college football season enters a critical phase, a thin line separates the best from the rest. By all means, the 2023 campaign has been different from most others in the last few years. The emergence of Shedeur Sanders on the scene for the 19th-place Colorado Buffaloes from Boulder, Colorado, is no short of a fairy tale. Besides changing the narrative of the game of football on its head, he has also blossomed into romance. The 21-year-old Texas native was reportedly dating Don’t Let Go (2019) actressStorm Reid.
Reid, 20, is an Atlanta native but later moved to Los Angeles when she was 9 with her parents for a better education. In the fall of 2021, she enrolled at the University of Southern California to study in the performing arts. According to her school records, she is an excellent student.
Storm Reid made her silver screen debut playing little Emily in the 2013 biographical movie Twelve Years a Slave. Since then, she has gone on to star in several hit movies, such as The Invisible Man and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad. Her recent appearance came in the 2023 gothic horror film The Nun 2. Not only that, Reid’s portrayal of Gia Bennet in the hit TV series Euphoria and Riely Abel in The Last of Us has made her a household name.
As she was becoming a popular figure in the world of glamor, she met Shedeur Sanders. The two reportedly hit it off instantly. They made their public appearance together for the first time earlier this year.
When did Shedeur Sanders and Storm Reid first meet?
On January 12, 2023, Shedeur Sanders and Storm Reid walked the red carpet in Los Angeles holding hands during the premiere of Reid’s film Missing. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she talked about her romance with Shedeur, who is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (the current head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team).
“He’s super sweet and super talented,” she said, and she was adamant that Shedeur is a future star in the making. “I’m just glad to have him here supporting me.”
It’s unclear when the two met, but Reid’s Instagram suggests the two knew each other since Sanders’ time with Jackson State. Last October, when Deion Sanders joined Colorado, Shedeur went with him along with his older brother, Shilo Sanders. This meant that he would end up facing the USC Trojans (the football team of the University of Southern California). Storm Reid, in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, revealed whom she would support when the two face off.
“I will be for sure in the student section or wherever I am rooting for the Buffaloes,” she said. “Wearing the number and everything; I’m just glad to have him as a friend and a confidant to support him. He supports me.”
But the part that catches the eye the most is that neither of them has many pictures together. They really liked to keep their personal lives private.
Are Shedeur Sanders and Storm Reid still together?
The relationship apparently came to an abrupt end, away from the prying eye of the paparazzi. According to reports from sources close to the couple, Storm Reid dumped Shedeur Sanders because of his infidelity. The four-star recruit allegedly cheated on her with other women.
There were even rumors that he would regularly slide into the DMs of several Instagram models. As a result, she had to call it quits on their relationship. However, neither of them disclosed anything to the public. Prior to meeting Sanders, Reid dated Blackish actor Sayeed Shahidi.
Ishan Misra is a journalist at Firstsportz. A Master's degree holder in English from Kolkata. He currently covers NFL news. He is also a massive Chelsea FC fan and loves talking about football. When he is not working, you might find him reading graphic novels and watching retro movies.
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