Casual Update: Rory Gilmore Has Been Living as a "Vagabond" This Entire Time

She has a PhD in Couch Surfing.

There are only a few more months until the internet gets to feast on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (and also turkey because #Thanksgiving), and the spoilers are rolling in. Actually, on that note: you've been warned.

There's some speculation about what Rory Gilmore's been up to since joining Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2007—especially since promotional photos show her teaching English at what might be her old high school.

Well, turns out Rory's been a journalist this entire time, which means she has no roots, no home outside Stars Hollow, and no stability. Alexis Bledel tells Us Weekly that being a reporter means Rory's lifestyle consists of, "crashing on couches and staying with friends" as opposed to "planting roots."

"She has been working hard, as she does," Bledel explains. "She started her work as a journalist at the same time that newspapers were going away. Her field changed dramatically as she was just kind of getting up and running. So that's where we pick up with her. It's real time, so it's been about eight years that she's been living a bit of a vagabond lifestyle, kind of chasing each story that she becomes passionate about and wants to tell."

Rory's lifestyle doubtless means she hasn't been able to settle into a serious relationship, but she'll get closure with all three of her previous boyfriends during the Netflix special. "I think there is satisfying closure for any fans of any of the three couples that tend to get some attention," Bledel says. "But they're very different interactions. I would say each one of them [gets] closure in a different way."

Ummm...Dean getting closure better consist of Rory saying "boy, bye," because dear God how are they not over each other.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

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.