Alexis Bledel & Jared Padalecki Reportedly Dated In Real Life, Giving Rory & Dean Shippers Another Reason To Freak Out

Gilmore Girls fans, are you ready for this? Alexis Bledel and Jared Padalecki allegedly dated in real life. Say what now? Rory and Dean were supposedly once a real-life couple? In an interview with Life & Style, Gilmore Girls casting director Mara Casey claimed, "We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis' [real-life] boyfriends. She dated Jared and Milo [Ventimiglia]." The casting director also claimed that Bledel dated another actor who appeared on one episode. Bustle has reached out both Bledel and Padalecki's reps for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.

Details surrounding their alleged relationship remain unclear, including when they reportedly dated, how long they were supposedly together for, and whether or not they maybe had a bad breakup like Rory and Dean. I mean, it's not like Venitmiglia caused the breakup like his character Jess did with Rory and Dean — or did he? Obviously, I'm just teasing. Bledel did date Ventimiglia, though, and this relationship was a public one. The two actors dated for three and a half years before they broke up in 2006.

Whatever is true regarding Bledel and Padalecki, it's still has to be exciting for Rory and Dean shippers to know that there is a possibility these two supposedly had a thing off-screen, too.

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