Who do Lorelai and Rory end up with in Gilmore Girls?


Be honest: How many times have you watched Gilmore Girls from start to finish? Ten times? Over 15 times? Too many times to count? No matter what the number might be, there’s zero judgment here. It’s the perfect, cozy comfort show to put on when you need a good pick-me-up.

If you have watched the show multiple times, then you know who Lorelai ends up with and who Rory ends up with. But if you’re a fan who hasn’t rewatched in a while or has a fuzzy memory, you might not remember what happens in the series finale or at the end of A Year in the Life.

A lot happens romantically for Lorelai and Rory throughout 153 episode (plus four for the revival), but where do these Gilmore girls land? Here’s a comprehensive refresher on who they end up with!

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Who does Lorelai end up with?

Over the years, Lorelai dated a few men, but none of them could compare to Luke Danes. In both the original series and A Year in the Life, Lorelai ends up with Luke. Their love story took a few unexpected turns over the course of the series, but they always found their way back to each other, just as it was meant to be. After all, could you picture Lorelai with anyone else?

From the very beginning, it’s clear that there’s something between Luke and Lorelai. When she officially gets engaged to Max in season 2, the town makes a big deal about Luke finding out because they know he has a “thing” for her. Throughout seasons 2 through 4, their friendship endures some ups and downs (including Loreali dating Digger) until they finally get together at the end of season 4.

Although Lorelai proposes to Luke in the season 5 finale, the following season throws a wrench in their plans when Luke discovers he has a tween daughter he never knew about. Honestly, this is the point of the series that begins to unravel the brilliance that had been built, but a show needs conflict. Long story short, by season 7, Lorelai marries Rory’s father, Christopher.

Lorelai and Christopher’s marriage might be something most fans will never get over (even though it wasn’t all that bad), but the seventh and final season course corrected in the series finale when Luke and Lorelai get back together. A Year in the Life finds them together, unmarried, and in a rut. In lieu of a breakup, Lorelai finds herself Wild style and marries Luke in the final episode.

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Who does Rory end up with?

Like her mother’s four big relationships (Max, Christopher, Digger, and Luke), Rory also has three major boyfriends in the series: Dean, Jess, and Logan. While Rory had three great loves of her life, in both the original series and the Netflix revival series, she doesn’t end up with any of the three. She doesn’t end either series in a relationship.

Rory and Dean’s first-love story begins in the pilot, and though Jess derails their relationship in season 2 and 3 (let the record show, Jess isn’t completely responsible… Dean’s jealousy was part of the problem), Rory and Dean reconnect at the end of season 4 and into season 5. Time hasn’t been kind to Dean, as he’s probably the fans’ least favorite of Rory’s boyfriends.

Between her relationships with Dean, Rory dated Luke’s troubled nephew Jess, and they very well have been soulmates. They had a lot in common, but they also had some key differences that reared their ugly head at the worst times. Timing was probably their biggest issue. They could never really get that one right. Jess is something of “the one that got away.”

And that brings us to Logan, who Rory nearly ends up with twice. Once they start dating in season 5, he’s unlike either of her previous boyfriend in the grand scheme of things. It’s not an easy relationship because Logan isn’t immediately interested in commitment. But at the end of season 7, Rory turns down his marriage proposal.

And in A Year in the Life, Rory and Logan maintain a sexual relationship — in spite of Logan being with another woman and Rory being with Paul — that might have resulted in Rory’s pregnancy. Regardless of becoming pregnant, Rory follows in her mother’s footsteps and looks to raise the baby on her own rather than commit to Logan. Being so, she ends the miniseries single, too.

All seven season and the revival miniseries of Gilmore Girls are available on Netflix.

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