Rachel Paige
Updated Nov 22, 2016 @ 4:09 pm
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Just when you think you know everything about Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls comes along and shares a totally OMG-worthy piece of information. Though the show has been a part of our lives for sixteen years, there are still things to discover about Stars Hollow, and the people living in Stars Hollow. One new thing that’s just come to life is that many, many seasons ago (both weather seasons, and Gilmore Girls seasons), there was a Gilmore Girls romance — an IRL Gilmore Girls romance.

If you’re familiar with your Gilmore Girls lore, maybe you know the fact that Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia actually dated off-screen in real life — but that’s not the Gilmore Girls romance we’re here to discuss right now. Supposedly, not only did Alexis and Milo date, but Alexis and Jared Padalecki dated, too.

YES. Hold onto your Gilmore hearts.

Though neither one of the two has ever discussed this before, and neither one of them has confirmed this new information, once upon a time, Jarxis (I just made up this ‘shipper name, forgive me) was once a thing.

In a new interview with Life&Style, long-time Gilmore Girls casting director (and the casting director who didn’t cast Ryan Gosling) Mara Casey admitted this little tidbit of information.

“We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis’ [real-life] boyfriends,” she explained. “She dated Jared and Milo. And she also dated a young New York actor named Chris Heuisler, who played a guest role. Real sweet kid.”

Unfortunately, even though we’re begging for more information about this one-time couple, that’s all Casey offers up. Way back when, Alexis and Jared dated. Stars Hollow is still full of *so* many secrets.