Lauren Graham Shoots Down ‘Kids’ Theory

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Among the rumours to have sprouted up over the years is the conviction that Lorelai and Luke would have had kids of their own. Many fans remain convinced, to this day, that they do have kids and that the fact has simply remain hidden from fans in the trailers. I have always believed that, although time has passed, it was the intention of the show creators to “pick up” where we left off in many storylines, to finish the arc the way it was meant to be finished. I never bought into the Luke & Lorelai baby theory.

In the interview with Vanity Fair Italia, kindly translated by a fan, Lauren Graham confirms that Lorelai and Luke did not have any kids.

“The relationship with Luke? All I can say is that she still visits the Diner regularly and that coffee will be spilled. Did they have any kids together? Maybe there are kid-sized baseball caps hiding in the bushes somewhere, but we didn’t notice any.”

The feature includes interviews with Scott Patterson, Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop and Alexis Bledel talking about everything from the emotional loss of Richard Gilmore (and Edward Herrmann) to their dedication to being back for the show.

On Lorelei’s relationship with Luke, Lauren commented:

“Lorelai is suffering form arrested psychological development, like ‘I’m still a teenager, right?’ but now it’s like she’s suddenly realizing her teenage years are over and it’s time to make peace with her age, to understand what is appropriate and what is not appropriate anymore. With regards to Luke as well: theirs will be a growing together journey.”

Phew! The interview briefly touches on Alexis Bledel stepping out of the limelight for a while, but “to fans you will always be Rory,” about how Lauren Graham steps into the “mom” role, and the ways that Scott Patterson feels close to Luke, having grown up in a small town himself.

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8 thoughts on “Lauren Graham Shoots Down ‘Kids’ Theory

  • November 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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    If there is a travesty in the Gg Revival it is that Luke and Lorelai did not have children of their own during the intervening years. It was explicitly laid out in several episodes written by ASP herself that they both wanted at least one child together. Luke in bed with Lorelai after he accepted her proposal, along with his purchasing the Twickham house in preparation for a family he so obviously has wanted for a long, long time. Lorelai in the back of Linnie’s car when she poured her heart out about wanting to move forward with her relationship with Luke, and her frustration with it’s stall. It would have been completely appropriate for them to have figured this out during the many years since the show ended. Even if they didn’t get married, they could have had a baby, though Luke would not have liked doing it outside of marriage. That we are going to have to see Lorelai, once again, vacillate on whether to commit to Luke, is a tedious proposition. There is plenty of drama to be mined within a family dynamic that includes children, including any number of crises in their relationship and/or personal lives. Luke’s development as a character over 7 seasons saw him revealed as the ultimate family man, parenting with dedication and great tenderness everyone who needed it; Rory, Jess, April, even Liz, Zack and Kirk to a degree, as well as agreeing to be the godfather of Lane and Zack’s twins. It would have been wonderful to see him get the opportunity to be a father of a child from birth, especially a son. So much estrogen on the show and around him, a little boy would have been an adventure for him and for Lorelai. Color me disappointed in ASP’s abandonment of that well telegraphed arc of her own creation.

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    • November 7, 2016 at 1:12 am
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      I think Luke’s relationships are one of the greatest strengths of the whole show, and agree there’s tons of scope for good stories in their having had a kid/s together. I dunno about him worrying about being married though- especially considering both have rubbish marriages under their belts.

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    • November 7, 2016 at 4:22 am
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      Well said, I couldn’t agree with you more!

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  • November 7, 2016 at 12:17 am
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    ^^^^^
    Carol – PERFECTLY SAID!!!

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  • November 7, 2016 at 12:29 am
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    I would love to read this interview. Can you post the translated version?

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  • November 7, 2016 at 3:52 am
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    I agree that in the revival there will be no kids for Luke and Lorelai, wich for the fans will be disappointing. The characters expressed there will of wanting a kid/s during the original series. Maybe Amy will explain why they didn’t had any, they may even had tryed and where unable to conceive or explored adoption. But i really think that will not be any juniors for our JavaJunkie couple, we’ll see on November 25 for sure.

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  • November 7, 2016 at 4:51 am
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    Makes me sad and want to skip it. :(

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  • November 7, 2016 at 10:11 am
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    I honestly don’t care if they had children or not. I don’t think they will have. Both of them have a child of their own and they both have pretty terrible marriages under their belts, I think maybe after everything they decided they weren’t going to let convention dictate their lives and are just happy being together. I know Lorelai expressed a desire for another child initially but people change their minds. I think maybe once Rory had moved out for good, she perhaps realised it was her chance to finally live her own life – she’s been a mother since she was 16, I don’t blame her for wanting her own independence. So long as Luke and Lorelai are together and are happy, thats all that matters.

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