“There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says.“But there is something about Jared.” While Bledel’s relationship with Ventimiglia was public, her romance with Padalecki remained under the radar.Of her parents' upbringing in Latin America, Bledel has stated "It's the only culture my mom knows from life, and my father as well, and they made the decision to raise their children within the context they had been raised in".
In the fall of 2015, the couple welcomed their son and soon after, Bledel began filming for the , it might be hard to stomach Rory Gilmore dating and then marrying Pete Campbell, because he was pretty much a snake and a creep (insert other similarly accurate adjective here) for every season of the show.
But he must simply be a great actor, because the way it looks, in real life, Kartheiser is head over heels for Bledel and you kind of have to love him for it.
But apparently doing things quietly and under the radar is the way to go to make your relationship healthy in Hollywood, as it's apparently worked for Bledel and Kartheiser.
, the series’ casting director Mara Casey revealed that Alexis Bledel, who played Rory Gilmore, actually dated her on-screen boyfriend Jared Padalecki (Dean).
In 2005, she co-starred in the drama The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, opposite Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively, and based on Ann Brashares' novel of the same name.