‘Was There a Real-Life Love Triangle on the Set of ‘Gilmore Girls’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel may be a married girl now, however earlier than she settled down with Vincent Kartheiser, she dated her Gilmore Girls co-star, Milo Ventimiglia, for 4 years. Bledel has been extremely tight-lipped about her personal life, and followers weren’t even conscious a real-life romance had bloomed between Ventimiglia and Bledel till they introduced their break up. Now, rumors are swirling that Bledel might have dated Jared Padalecki earlier than she began seeing Ventimiglia. Padalecki portrayed Rory Gilmore’s first boyfriend, Dean Forrester. Was there a real-life love triangle that mimicked the on-screen drama?

Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia dated for 4 years

Bledel and Ventimiglia started courting after they met on the set of Gilmore Girls. Ventimiglia landed the position of Jess Mariano in 2001, through the present’s second season. Sparks didn’t instantly fly between Bledel and Ventimiglia, although, and the identical is true for his or her on-screen personas, too. Bledel’s character, Rory Gilmore, and Ventimiglia’s character, Jess, warmed to one another on the present slowly earlier than their mutual attraction led to Rory dishonest on Dean with him.

Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel
Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel | Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan by way of Getty Images

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It took a few 12 months for Ventimiglia and Bledel to start courting, however issues acquired severe shortly. Bledel informed People that the pair had talked about marriage throughout their four-year relationship. The intensely personal couple by no means defined why they ended their relationship.  Bledel was simply 21 when the romance started. Ventimiglia was 25.

The casting director for Gilmore Girls revealed that Alexis Bledel and Jared Padalecki  dated in real-life, too

Bledel and Ventimiglia’s romance was ultimately made public, however there was reportedly one other romance that was stored secret. Mara Casey, the casting director for Gilmore Girls, spilled the beans about Bledel’s courting life to Life & Style in 2016, days earlier than Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life premiered on Netflix. Casey informed the publication, “We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis’ [real-life] boyfriends.” She went on to disclose that Bledel had dated Padalecki and Ventimiglia, in addition to an actor who had a small visitor spot on the sequence.

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Casey didn’t reveal simply how lengthy Bledel and Padalecki have been a real-life couple or how the connection ended, however a number of sources declare the connection began in 2001 and led to 2002. Padalecki was forged as Dean in 2000 and portrayed Rory’s first huge love from 2000 till 2005. Padalecki left Gilmore Girls to star in Supernatural.

Was there a real-life love triangle on the set of Gilmore Girls?

Neither Padalecki nor Bledel have ever commented on their reported romance. In reality, it was stored so secret that Casey’s admission was information to most Gilmore Girls followers. If the on-screen couple dated in actual life, is it potential that Ventimiglia is the rationale they broke up? That appears unlikely.

Jared Padalecki, Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia present at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards Jared Padalecki, Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia present at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards
Jared Padalecki, Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia | Ray Mickshaw/WireImage

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Casey famous that Bledel additionally dated a visitor star. She informed Life & Style that Bledel dated a younger actor by the title of ChrisHeuisler. Heuisler landed a visitor position on the sequence in 2002 and appeared in only one episode. If the pair have been courting when Heuisler appeared within the present, he doubtless dated Bledel after Padalecki, however earlier than Ventimiglia.

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