FAQ About Gilmore Girls
Lorelai's father is named Richard Gilmore. Their relationship is strained because Lorelai ran away from home at the age of 16 when she became pregnant with Rory. Richard, who comes from a traditional, wealthy background, disapproved of Lorelai's decision to raise a child out of wedlock and marry Christopher Hayden, Rory's father, later on. This caused a rift between Lorelai and her parents, and they were estranged for many years until the start of the series.