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. After a series of recurring television roles including the protagonist on the short-lived Fox series Opposite Sex, he landed his breakthrough role as Jess Mariano on the television series Gilmore Girls, on which he appeared between 20.Ventimiglia's later roles include Richard Thorne on The WB's The Bedford Diaries, a recurring role as Meg Pryor's love interest on NBC's American Dreams, and Rocky Balboa's son (Rocky Jr.) in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006)."Bad idea," he said, "don't shit where you eat."You should take Ventimiglia's word for it, since he's likely speaking from experience.He previously dated both his castmate Hayden Panettiere. You're not supposed to be with one another."Perhaps this is advice he should also be giving Rory Gilmore before all three of her ex-boyfriends show up back in her life.He reprised his role as Jess Mariano on Netflix's reunion miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), and currently stars as Jack Pearson on NBC's This Is Us.The youngest of three children, he has two older sisters, Leslie and Laurel.
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.
That’s how she felt when Jared auditioned for the part of Rory’s first boyfriend, Dean Forester.
There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says.
Although Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) had her fair share of boyfriends on “Gilmore Girls,” she wouldn’t let them get in the way of her ambitions.
Ultimately, she chose more life experience over marriage at the end of the series.