So, Alexis Bledel and Jared Padalecki reportedly dated IRL


By Natasha Harding
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With Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life out on Friday (eep!) we’re officially losing our shit over all things Stars Hollow-related. But as though the whole revival thing isn’t exciting enough, one of the GG casting directors just spilled some MAJOR coffee beans about two of your fave actors from back when the series was on TV.

In an interview with Life & Style, GG’s casting director Mara Casey casually let slip that one of the biggest on-screen couple ships in history might have actually been a reality.

"We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis' [real-life] boyfriends. She dated Jared and Milo,” Casey said.

Hold up, WHAT?

We all knew Alexis (Rory) and Milo (Jess) dated IRL but Alexis and Jared (Dean) might have actually been a thing too?!

That means that this….

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And even this….

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Could have been ALL REAL.

Another casting director Jami Rudofsky added that, just like with Milo, Alexis and Jared didn’t even have to do a read through because their ~chemistry~ was so damn FIRE.

“There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says. “But there is something about Jared.”


Casey went on to reveal that Alexis, “also dated a young New York actor named Chris Heuisler, who played a guest role. Real sweet kid,” but TBH we stopped listening when we heard about Rory and Dead <33.