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.