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

Lorelai: Work.
Rory: Life.
Lorelai: Dig it man.
Rory: Peace out Humphrey.

Babette: Oh! Rory, Sweety! Hold on there, baby.
Rory: Hey, Babette. Is everything okay?
Babette: I should be asking you that question. Come here. Let me see that arm. Oh, you poor little thing. How you doin', huh?
Rory: I'm doing fine.
Babette: Ah, look at ya' being brave like that after all you've been through. Geeze! It's so hard being a woman! Isn't it?
Rory: I guess.
Babette: I mean you got your morals and your standards and your good common sense and then, BAM! You meet some guy and then all that goes right out the window.
Rory: But...
Babette: For every good woman, there's a dirty little wolf just ready to lead her astray. you can't help it. He's got the eyes, the chin, chest hair you could carpet your dining room with. What's a woman to do? We're not made of steal for God's sakes.
Rory: Babette...
Babette: I was in a cult once. Did I tell you that?
Rory: No!
Babette: I met this guy once, gorgeous, tan, looked just like Mickey Hargitay. We had coffee. He gave me a pamphlet. Next thing you know, I'm wearin' a moomoo playing the tambourine jumping up and down at the airport.
Rory: Okay, I really have to get inside.
Babette: Oh, sure hon, sure. You go take good care of yourself, and don't be embarrassed toots. This has happened to all of us.

Gilmore Girls Quotes

Emily: (about Lorelai's shade of lipstick) That's a pretty color. What's it called?
Lorelai: "Vicious Trollop."
Emily: Now why do you say things like that? (Lorelai shows her the lipstick tube). Now why would you name a lipstick that?
Lorelai: Because "Dirty Whore" was taken.

Lorelai: Work.
Rory: Life.
Lorelai: Dig it man.
Rory: Peace out Humphrey.