Anna Gragert
August 03, 2016 1:32 pm
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Back in 2000, something wonderful happened: We were introduced to Dean Forester, Rory’s first love on Gilmore Girls, who was portrayed by the actor Jared Padalecki. Yet though it’s been 16 years since we first met, Jared has continued to capture our hearts – especially since he’s only grown more gorgeous with age.

Here he is, shining like a star back in 2000:

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A mere two years later, he grew up quite a bit. And evidently decided to give shell necklaces a try:

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Puberty basically gave Jared a free pass and turned him into a bronzed god in 2007:

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Padelecki? More like Pade-LIKE-i.

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We bet that microphone is swooning:


In 2012, Jared grew out his hair and YUP – he still looks like a beauty king:

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Jared, do you work for NASA? ‘Cause you’re out of this world.

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How? How does he do this?!

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Raise your hand if you want to be the love of our collective lives!

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And now we’re back to 2016, a time when Jared Padelecki has officially demonstrated that he has supernatural powers (pun intended):

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