If there's one thing that Lorelai Gilmore has taught us, it's that a woman doesn't need a man to complete her. After getting pregnant at 16, Lorelai moved out of her parent's house, raised Rory on her own, and worked her way up the hotel-business ladder. However, as longtime fans of Gilmore Girls also know, Lorelai's strength and independence haven't kept her out of boy drama. With that in mind, it would be nice to see Rory have an easier time with love than her mother, especially when it comes to Rory's relationship status in the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival. But, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, things aren't sounding too hot for the youngest Gilmore's love life.
Both Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel seemed to avoid any details about Rory's love life in the interview, which is in the magazine's September 16 issue. Instead, all eyes were on Rory's career. Confirming what we already knew, Bledel says that when we first meet up with Rory in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life — in the wake of her grandfather's funeral — "[Rory] just happens to be reevaluating her career, and it integrates her back into the life that she grew up in."
Despite all of Rory's ex-boyfriends being back in town, the actress focus wasn't on Rory's many Stars Hollow romances. "I didn't even think about it!" she told EW. "I was wondering what she had accomplished in her career." Could this be an indication that not only does Rory start the series single, but maybe she ends the series single as well? I mean, if not even her actress is thinking about her romances even after the series has been filmed, then maybe there isn't anything to think about.
Meanwhile, she wasn't the only one paying zero attention to Rory's love life. Even Graham skirted the issue of Lorelai and Rory's relationship statuses. If you ask me, she sounds more like Lorelai trying to get her parents to understand her during Friday night dinner — and less she's using a diversion tactic to keep us from prying into something juicy.
Their main strength is that they have themselves and each other. The show is sneakily feminist in that it's always been great for them to have love, but they're also okay when they don't. It's why we sometimes bristle at 'What team are you on!?' It's like, 'It doesn't matter.'
However, there could still be hope for one of Rory's past romances (or even a new one) in the upcoming revival. Just because she starts the series single, and her actress is drawing our focus to anything but who she's dating, doesn't mean the series will end the same way that Season 7 did. We'll just have to wait and see when Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life premieres on Netflix on November 25.
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