Happy birthday, Lauren Graham! The brunette beauty turned 52 on March 16 and looks as gorgeous as ever. She became an icon as Lorelai Gilmore on the hit show Gilmore Girls and it will never not be our favorite show. Keep scrolling to relive some of the most memorable moments with Lauren, Alexis Bledel and more.
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The First Time Grandma Saw the Apartment.
It’s hard not to laugh thinking of a young Rory showing Emily Gilmore the tiny apartment she shared with her mother.
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Rory’s First Heartbreak.
During season 1, the teen learned a lot about love and heartbreak. Luckily, her mom was there with advice and pizza.
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True Love Does Exist.
One of the most touching moments of the series, Richard’s visit to the hospital makes Emily demand “to go first.”
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We Can’t Handle It.
This scene is even more emotional since Edward Herrmann‘s death in 2014.
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A Proud Moment.
Lorelai never graduated high school so when she eventually finished business school at the local community college during season 2, it was a big moment for everyone.
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Rory broke her arm and Lorelai slept in her room to make sure she was OK. She surprisingly woke up to her baby daddy, Christopher, next to her.
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The Family Isn’t Meant to Be.
Her relationship with Chris in season 2 fizzles out almost as fast as it began. However, the split was brutal to watch.
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The Magic First Kiss.
Rory is still dating Dean but snuck off with Jess during Sookie’s wedding where they share their first kiss. Ugh, this moment makes fans melt.
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When Dean Dumped Rory.
Rory was crushed when her first boyfriend, Dean, broke up with her in front of everyone during the Stars Hollow Dance Marathon. However, she always has her mom to lean on.
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“The Big Envelope” News.
It was amazing when all of Rory’s hard work paid off and she got accepted into Harvard. She ended up attending Yale.
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A Bad Boy Love Affair.
Basically, Rory and Jess’ entire storyline is gush worthy so it’s hard to pick just one moment.
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Best Mom Ever.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Rory thanked Lorelai, Emily and Richard during her high school graduation speech. Family forever!
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Lorelai’s Biggest Split.
It’s a two way street for these two ladies. After Luke broke up with Lorelai after her parent’s vow renewal, her daughter was there to pick her back up.
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Of Course, We Will Always Stan These Two.
After Lorelai realized Luke was the one who put together Rory’s going away party, they reunited with a romantic kiss.
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We Never Knew What to Expect.
It was incredible when Lorelai popped the question to look so unexpectedly.
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The Most Awkward Confrontation.
Yikes! It’s hard to forget when Lindsey and her mom reamed out Rory after Dean cheated with her.
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When Logan Left.
Whether you love or hate Logan, it was hard watching Rory say goodbye before he left for London.
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Maybe This Was Worse.
Logan proposed to Rory after her graduation from Yale and she said no. He walked out of her life forever (until the show relaunch, of course).
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A Strong Female Friendship.
Paris put everything into going to Harvard and was crushed when she didn’t get in. These frenemies turned into true friends when she turned to Rory.
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The Final Break.
Dean went to pick up Rory at her grandparents house and that’s when they realized things just weren’t going to work. Sigh.