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Gilmore Girls’ Christopher Confirms He Will Not Be Marrying Lorelai Again in the Revival

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Lorelai and Luke, always. More scoop about Netflix’s wildly-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was revealed this week ahead of its release on Friday, November 25.

Actor David Sutcliffe—who plays Rory’s father, Christopher Hayden, in the beloved drama—addressed his flawed, oftentimes-spited character in a new interview with TV Line published Tuesday, November 22. As devoted fans will recall, Christopher and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) abruptly eloped during a trip to Paris in season 7. The high school sweethearts separated a few months later.

“It’s the best to be hated,” Sutcliffe said last week at the world premiere of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. “Being loved is overrated. Being hated is where it’s at. I feel so happy that so many of the fans hate me because it stirs of [their] emotions.”

While there was some speculation that he and Lorelai could end up together as part of their cyclical, never-ending relationship, Sutcliffe resolutely told the site that fans’ hearts will not be broken—again.

“They don’t go off to Paris and get married again,” the actor noted. “They definitely do not.” The plot of A Year in the Life picks up 10 years after the original series finale. Thankfully, Lorelai and Luke (played by Scott Patterson) are on speaking terms. In fact, they’re living together.

“I’m rooting for Luke and Lorelai to stay together,” Patterson told Vanity Fair in a separate interview. “As you saw during the original run of the show, they go through a lot together and they still do. She really needs somebody to ground her and let her know that he isn’t going to go away, and Luke has become that somebody. He loves this woman, and he believes she is his soul mate, and she realizes that.”

Graham also shared some hints about what to expect in the revival. “The biggest difference is all these people are grown-up. There’s still a lot of jokes and light moments, but this time it has a greater depth,” the Parenthood actress shared. “There’s death and sadness and more love and emotion. I cried the whole way through the entire script. I thought it was just beautiful and fitting and what I wanted it to be and hoped for.”

Netflix, meanwhile, released a second Gilmore Girls trailer last week and one scene shows Lorelai potentially planning a wedding. The question, though, remains—for whom?

Binge watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix on Friday.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.