In the beloved television show, Jared played Dean, Rory’s first boyfriend and love.
Fans everywhere cheered for Dean to win in the end, but he seemed to be the one who got away, at least in the series.
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? Bledel did date Ventimiglia, though, and this relationship was a public one.
Jared Padalecki, who played Rory's first boyfriend Dean, has joined the limited series, the streaming service confirmed Thursday morning, also confirming that David Sutcliffe is on board to reprise his role as Lorelai's ex-husband and Rory's father, Christopher.
It was previously announced that Milo Ventimiglia's Jess, Rory's second boyfriend, and Matt Czuchry's Logan, Rory's third boyfriend, whom she met at Yale, were also reprising their roles in the revival.
Rudofsky had the same feeling when Padalecki auditioned.
“There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says.
During a panel at the festival, the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said , nobody buys it,” Amy said (via Huffington Post).The chemistry between Rory and Dean was undeniable on-screen, so it’s not surprising to hear that these two were canoodling in real life, too.“Gilmore Girls" casting director Jami Rudofsky told Life & Style, on newsstands now, “Sometimes with casting, the right person just walks in and you just feel it.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.
With all the romancing on set, casting director Mara Casey said, “We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis’ [real-life] boyfriends… And she also dated a young New York actor named Chris Heuisler, who played a guest role.” We can’t wait to see who Rory is dating in the return!