Lorelai Victoria Gilmore is the only daughter of the wealthy Richard and Emily Gilmore.  Lorelai is the single mother of Lorelai "Rory" Leigh Gilmore after getting pregnant at 16 and refusing to marry Christopher Hayden, Rory's father.

Instead, Victoria choose to run away to the town of Stars Hollow where she ends up working at an Inn.  Eventually Loreali and Sookie buy a run-down old inn called the Dragonfly Inn.

Lorelai dates Luke Danes towards the end of the series, but breaks up with him and even briefly marries Christopher.  During the series finale it's presumed she gets back together with Luke.

Lorelai 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.

If eating cake is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Lorelai

Gilmore Girls Quotes

Lorelai: Hey, I have a huge dilemma that I need your opinion on!
Rory: (annoyed) What?
Lorelai: Am I more beautiful today than I was yesterday?
Rory: Oh boy.
Lorelai: I'm just not sure. I mean at first I looked in the mirror and I thought, well yes, definitely, huge improvement.
Rory: Can I have my pillow back?
Lorelai: But then I thought maybe it's not that I'm more beautiful today. Maybe I was just as beautiful yesterday, only I lacked the self-esteem to recognize it.

Babette: Is there a problem?
Lorelai: Oh, nothing Shakespeare couldn't turn into a really good play.