Instead, she ran away to the town of Stars Hollow, which is half an hour away from Hartford.In Stars Hollow, she meets Mia, the owner of the Independence Inn.She begs Mia to hire her though she has no experience of any kind.

Lorelai eventually becomes the executive manager of the inn, which is the position she holds when the first season of the show opens.

When Rory is unexpectedly accepted to Chilton Preparatory School (from a waiting list), Lorelai is unable to come up with the tuition due immediately, Lorelai turns to her parents for help.

They agree to it, if only the girls will attend dinner every Friday night and allow them into their lives. James find an old run-down inn called the Dragonfly Inn. However, the Independence Inn is in a point of crisis due to a recent fire, causing the pair to question the timing of their new endeavor.

actor Wentworth Miller confirmed he's gay Wednesday in a letter posted on the GLAAD website, declining an invitation to a Russian film festival.

The actor said he could not accept the invite because of the treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes," he wrote to the director of the St. "However, as a gay man, I must decline," he wrote."I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," Miller continued.

"The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly."He added that "if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice." Miller did not discuss his personal life any further, or comment on his relationship status.However, over the years his sexuality has come into question and so have rumors about him dating fellow actor Luke Macfarlane.They had been spotted out and about together starting in about 2007 but never confirmed their relationship. Today it is not known if the two are still an item, or if they ever were. Around the time the rumors about the men heated up, Miller told a magazine: "I'm not gay, but that rumor can't be killed. Lorelai Victoria Gilmore, played by Lauren Graham, is the only daughter of Richard and Emily Gilmore. She became pregnant at the age of 16 but refused to marry Christopher Hayden, Rory's father, because she felt that a marriage at such a young age would not work out.