“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” left fans in an emotional tailspin — and also desperately searching for answers about one particularly huge cliffhanger. Since the follow-up to “Gilmore Girls” was only a one-time thing, many fans worried that they might never know who — spoiler alert — the father of Rory’s baby is.
Now, seven years later, we finally know the truth. In a TikTok shared on March 19, “Gilmore Girls” costume supervisor Valerie Campbell seemingly confirms the father’s identity once and for all.
“Let’s do the math,” she says in her video. She then goes through the options, which include Paul, the Wookiee, and Logan Huntzberger, noting that Rory “definitely wasn’t sleeping with” Paul in a timeframe that made sense to her pregnancy, and also that she’d “definitely be showing” if the Wookiee was the dad, though they “never gave her a pregnancy belly” and were “never instructed to give her one.” By process of elimination, Campbell says, it’s Logan.
She then claims that showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino was surprised people didn’t immediately intuit that Logan was the father. “It was supposed to be very, very, very obvious,” Campbell says, effectively shutting down speculation years after the fact.
Many fans were rooting for Rory to end up with Jess (did you catch that meaningful glance?), but the show never hints that they recently slept together, meaning that he’s not the father.
Now that we know the truth, ahead, check out Campbell’s revelatory TikTok and revisit the possible candidates and weirdest fan theories about the father of Rory’s baby.