Mother Lorelai (Lauren Graham) was born to privilege, but saw her education cut short by a Teen Pregnancy.Despite pressure from her parents Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann), and a proposal from the erstwhile father Christopher (David Sutcliffe), the 16-year-old Lorelai chose to strike out on her own, moving to Stars Hollow, CT as a single mother.For an eleven-month stint (from September 2011-August 2012) the role was temporarily portrayed by actress Jen Lilley, when Storms took medical leave.The role of Maxie was also briefly portrayed by actress Molly Burnett from July 5-29, 2016, when Storms took another medical leave.Daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel), despite having been born in comparative poverty, is a gifted student.Both women are intelligent, witty, cynical, cute, and comically dysfunctional when it comes to men.
But when five attempts of intrauterine insemination - fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a uterus to facilitate fertilisation – failed, Chris, who still had his female reproductive organs, volunteered to carry their baby instead.
Recalling their initial plans to have children, sales director Amy continued: 'There was no question who would carry the baby.
I couldn't wait to be pregnant.'So, in January 2013, the couple visited their local obstetrics and gynaecology practice, near their home.
The show starts when 16-year-old Rory is admitted into the prestigious Chilton Academy for high school.
Lorelai, who now runs the Independence Inn with the help of her best friend, chef Sookie St. so she does the worst thing a fiercely independent woman could do, and asks her parents.