Lorelai "Rory" Leigh Gilmore is the only daughter of Lorelai Gilmore and the first-born child of Christopher Hayden.  For her sophomore year and on, Rory attends the Chilton Academy.

Before leaving Stars Hollow for Chilton, Rory met Dean Forester who became her boyfriend for two and a half seasons.  They break it off for Rory to date bad boy Jess Mariano, the nephew of Luke Danes.

After graduating Chilton, Rory goes on to attend Yale where she studies English.  After briefly rekindling her relationship with Dean while at college, she starts dating Logan Huntzberger, an heir to a major publishing company.

Lory briefly leaves Yale, but Jess convinces her o return and she does.  Aftert graduation from Yale, Jess proposes to her and she declines. 

At the end of the series, Rory accepts a job as a journalist to cover Barack Obama's presidential run.

Rory Gilmore Quotes

(about Max knowing his way around the kitchen)
Rory: He has much knowledge.
Lorelai: We shall form a cult around him.
Rory: Build a statue many stories high.
Lorelai: We shall grow our hair long and stop bathing.

Lorelai: Rory, I love you. I would take a bullet for you. But I'd rather stick something sharp in my ear than go to the club with you.
Rory: Fine.
Lorelai: I'd rather slide down a banister of razor blades and land in a pool of alcohol than go to the club with you.
Rory: I got it.
Lorelai: Don't stop me, I'm on a roll. I'd rather eat my own hand than go to the club with you. Ooh, I'd rather get my face surgically altered to look like that lunatic rich lady with the lion head than go to the club with you.
Rory: Would you like me to drive so you can continue your diatribe?
Lorelai: Would ya? Thanks. I'd rather cut off my head and use it as a punch bowl than go to the club with you.

Gilmore Girls Quotes

Lorelai: Wait, close your eyes and breathe. I smell snow.
Rory: Ah, it's that time of year.
Lorelai: Can't you smell it?
Rory: You know, it's like dogs and high-pitched noises. I think it's something only you can smell.
(Rory sits down next to Lorelai and pulls a blanket over the both of them)
Lorelai: I love snow.
Rory: Really, I had no idea.
Lorelai: Everything's magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.
Rory: Thermal underwear, wool socks, ear flaps.

Max: How about coffee? You like coffee?
Lorelai: Only with my oxygen.