The Character You Love to Hate on 'Gilmore Girls,' *Finally* Explained

Michel's backstory is about to get its due.

Gilmore Girls: Michel and Lorelai
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Stars Hollow is a town full of lovable weirdos, but how much do we really now about their personal lives? After seven full seasons of Gilmore Girls, not all that much. Michel, in particular, is a man of mystery: fans know that he works at The Dragonfly Inn, and loves himself some fluffy dogs—but where does this dude even live? Apparently, we're about to find out.

"We kind of haven't seen Michel outside of work, really," actor Yanic Truesdale says (opens in new tab). "I think very rarely he was outside of the inn. And we didn't know much about his personal life. So this time is different. We know much more."

Truesdale says Michel will have a distinct personal life in Netflix's upcoming revival, which sounds great. But every happy cloud has a sinister stormy lining, and that lining is named Dean. 

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Apparently Truesdale is rooting for Rory to get back together with her floppy-haired, bootleg jeans-wearing ex, which is just unacceptable (opens in new tab)—both morally and sartorially. 

"When I mention Jared [Padalecki], people say, 'But how! But he cheated on [his wife]!' And I'm like, 'Oh, he did? Oh shit. I completely forgot about that,'" Truesdale says. "I like Dean! Sorry. He cheated, but he made a mistake. Does that make him a bad guy?"

YES, IT DOES. #TellHimBoyBye #JessForever

Gilmore Girls animated gif: Jess and Rory

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.