“But there is something about Jared.” Alexis also had chemistry with resident bad boy Jess, played by Milo Ventimiglia.
The two publicly dated for three and a half years before calling it quits in 2006.
Playing Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano, respectively, Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia were each other's love interests on and off the set for a stretch.RELATED: These 9 celebrity couples shared on-screen romance in films Their real-life 2006 breakup, however, may require them to keep things professional should Ventimiglia return for the show's Netflix limited revival, because Bledel wound up marrying another on-screen beau.In real life: With a courtship that began around the time Bledel showed up on the "Mad Men" set in 2012, the couple married in June 2014.Talia Balsam and John Slattery ("Mad Men") On the show: Roger Sterling's wife Mona became his understandably exasperated ex-wife, but they did their best to keep things civil in times of trouble."Jess might’ve been a pain in the ass when he first got to Stars Hollow, but he grew up and became a pretty decent guy.
So it’s kind of a continuation of that with Jess," he said in February. Because of their closeness in age, their connection has been far closer than the usual mother and daughter.“It was fun to play with Rory and Lorelai, who we always saw as best friends first and mother and daughter second,” said Sherman-Palladino.“We broke girlfriend stories, not mother-daughter stories.But now with Netflix’s revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” nearly 10 years have passed and Rory is back in Stars Hollow… Over the course of four installments tied to each of the four seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall — we’ll see if Rory still feels sparks with any of them.“We’re not supposed to disclose where we pick up with her romantic life, but all of her ex-boyfriends make an appearance in these chapters in one way or another,” Bledel told reporters in late July at the Television Critics Association press tour. I think people’s questions are answered by the end of it.”Each of the exes was the guy that Rory needed at that moment in her development.They include the sweet and floppy-haired first boyfriend Dean (Jared Padalecki), literary bad boy Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and the charming but entitled Logan (Matt Czuchry), whose proposal Rory turned down at her graduation party.As die-hard GG fans know, Jess lived with his Uncle Luke for a while (just in time to fall for Alexis Bledel's Rory) before ending up in Philadelphia.