Gilmore Girls Mystery Unraveled: Who is Rory's Baby Father?

Ashley Hunte
Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bladel, and Lauren Graham, the titular Gilmore Girls, at the Netflix event for the 2016 revival.
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With 7 seasons of its original run, plus a 2016 Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls is more than just a TV show -- it's a way of life. But nearly seven years after the revival aired, fans have had a burning question on their minds.

After all, the revival series ends off on a pretty strange cliffhanger -- namely, Rory's unexpected pregnancy. But a recent TikTok may have confirmed the news once and for all.

The Revival Was A Four-Part Series On Netflix.

Lorelai Gilmore sitting happily in the town square.

Starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, reprising their roles as mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life shows exactly that.

We See Familiar Faces Navigate Through A Single Year.

Rory Gilmore waving from inside the coffee shop.
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Each episode is dedicated to a season, starting with winter and ending with the following autumn.

Rory's Story Shows How She's Struggled Over The Years.

Lorelai chasing after Rory, who is talking on the phone.
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In the original show, Rory dreamed of becoming a pro journalist. But in the revival, it's revealed that she's a freelancer, struggling to find work.

She Also Has A Boyfriend.

Lorelai having no idea who Paul is.
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But Rory's boyfriend, Paul, isn't just forgettable to her friends and family. He's forgettable to Rory, too.

It's Also Revealed That She Keeps In Contact With Logan.

Logan, one of Rory's main love interests throughout the series.
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Logan, played by Matt Czuchry, was one of Rory's main love interests during her college years. However, he's engaged to another woman.

But That Doesn't Stop Them From Having An Affair.

Logan talking to Rory, saying, "yeah?"
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Though she never broke up with Paul, Rory pursues an affair with Logan throughout the series.

She Also Has A One-Night-Stand.

Chewbacca, a Wookie, much like the costume the man was wearing when Rory slept with him.
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Meeting a man in a Wookie costume, Rory ends up sleeping with him.

There's Also The Matter Of Jess.

Jess, another one of Rory's main love interests.
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Jess, played by Milo Ventimiglia, is another one of Rory's previous love interests and makes an appearance on the show. Though they're not shown to have had a relationship during A Year in the Life, many fans think he could be the father of Rory's baby.

Earlier This Week, Valerie Campbell Confirmed The News On TikTok.

Valerie Campbell took to TikTok to set the record straight.
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Valerie, who worked on the show as the costume supervisor, posted a video to her TikTok account. In it, she finally cleared the air on who Rory's baby daddy is, and expelled any of the more outlandish theories.

Valerie Begins By Reviewing The Facts.

Two people in an old program reading a pamphlet titled "the facts."

"So let's do the math. In Winter, she is sleeping with Paul -- maybe, maybe not, I don't know -- she might have forgotten to do it but, she definitely forgot to break up with that guy," she says.

She Then Mentions The Wookie.

A police woman confidently saying, "not a chance."
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"In Spring, she sleeps with the Wookie once," she continues. "And, if it was the Wookie she would definitely be showing, and we never gave her a pregnancy belly ... It's definitely not the Wookie."

The Last Choice Is, Really, The Most Obvious One.

A man turning and saying, "is it that obvious?"
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Valerie then brings up Logan, whom Rory sleeps with during Summer. "Amy [Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator] herself said, 'why are people even questioning who the father is?' It's because it was supposed to be very, very obvious."

At Last, Fans Had The Answer They Were Searching For.

Having been up for less than a week, the TikTok has already gained nearly a million views.

Commenters Shared Their Own Thoughts And Feelings.

Megan Thee Stallion feigning surprise at a school desk.
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Over 1500 people dropped by the comment section to react to this major Gilmore Girls news.

For Many, It Was Pretty Obvious.

Fans feel that it was obvious.
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While some wondered why Matt Czuchry was instructed to keep it a secret, others felt it was pretty obvious that Logan is the dad.

Valerie Even Responded To Some Commenters.

Valerie responds to commenters.
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She tried to give insight where she could and reacted to other comments as well.

But In All Honesty, Many People Didn't Want Logan To Be The Father.

Many didn't want Logan to be the father.
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For many, Logan was the wrong choice. A sizeable amount of fans wished it could have been Jess.

OF Course, That Wouldn't Make Sense.

Many hoped for another answer.
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Seeing as Rory and Jess don't sleep together on the show, it couldn't be him.

Valerie Later Posted A Follow-Up TikTok.

In it, she further explained how, thanks to the timeline, Rory couldn't have gotten pregnant from Paul or the Wookie. And Jess wouldn't make any sense.

So, after all this time, we have our answer. Now, if only we can get a continuation of the series...

h/t Daily Mail