Oy with the poodles already: One of our Gilmore Girls is getting married!
Alexis Bledel is engaged to marry her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser, EW has confirmed. While Bledel most recently spent a few episodes last season on Mad Men engaging in a brief and torrid affair with Pete Campbell, her happier Rory Gilmore days were filled with love triangles, books, and a ton of meals at Luke’s Diner. We got to reminiscing and we wondered what Lorelai – a woman of way more than a few words – would have to say to her daughter now that she’s engaged. P.S. We already know what Luke would wish for her: “If not a prince, someone who’s gonna be good for her….She can have adventures and be free, she’s smart. The whole world’s waiting for her.” All together now: Awwww.
Below, the very best Gilmore Girls love advice, straight from the coolest mom ever.
1.) “It should be magical. There should be music playing and romantic lighting and a subtle buildup to the popping of the big question. There should be a thousand yellow daisies and candles and a horse and I don’t know what the horse is doing there unless you’re riding it, which seems a little over the top, but it should be more than this.” – Lorelai talking proposals
2.) “Dating. It’s a horror.” – Luke
“It’s the only cure for the singleness thing, barring ordering a spouse off the Internet.” – Lorelai
3.) “He’s not a married guy. He’s Dean, my Dean.” – Rory
“He’s not your Dean. He’s Lindsay’s Dean. You’re the other woman.” – Lorelai
“I told you, it’s over.” – Rory
“It’s not over until he’s out of the house with the ring off.” – Lorelai, with some advice Bledel’s Mad Men character could have used.
4.) “It was a great kiss. If one of us had been a frog, it would have had some seriously impressive consequences.” – Lorelai with the standard for great first kisses
5.) “I like pie. It doesn’t mean I want to date pie.” – Lorelai
6.) “I just don’t want to do or say anything else that’s gonna be remotely moronic.” – Rory
“I’m afraid once your heart is involved, it all comes out in Moron.” – Lorelai
7.) “Mom, it’s just a pretend wedding. J-Lo has them all the time.” – Lorelai
8.) “You can’t always control who you’re attracted to, you know. I think the whole Angelina Jolie/Billy Bob Thronton thing really proves that.” – Lorelai
On the flip side, here’s some love advice courtesy of Mad Men’s Pete Campbell: “Of course I love you. I’m giving up my life to be with you.” Romance!
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