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09/18/2014 03:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Connie Britton And Kirsten Gillibrand's '80s Throwback Photo Is Everything

We now have photographic evidence that "Nashville" star Connie Britton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were, in fact, roommates during a summer study abroad program in Beijing.

A snapshot of the pair is featured in Gillibrand’s new memoir, Off the Sidelines, and captures their days as Dartmouth undergrads in the 1980s.

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The hair, Connie, the hair!

"We were quite adventurous," Gillibrand told HuffPost Live recently of her time with Britton in China. "We'd spend every weekend going someplace new in China and seeing and experiencing different things." Gillibrand elaborated on a time when the girls battled food poisoning together. "One weekend, we went to the beach, this place called Beihai, and we had crabs and all the great seafood. We got home, we were so sick, we were all just throwing up non-stop ... and my most vibrant memory is being taken to the hospital on the back of a bike, as you're heaving -- Connie was sick; I was sick -- and they gave us this vial of black liquid and it was toad venom and they said drink this."

Gillibrand's book Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World is available now.

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