What We Really Know About Lauren Graham And Scott Patterson's Relationship

When it comes to on-screen relationship goals, the "Gilmore Girls" love story between Lorelai Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham) and Luke Danes (played by Scott Patterson) is a tough one to top. What started off as a will-they-won't-they, sexually charged friendship eventually blossomed into one of the most iconic couples in the TV universe. 

However, it certainly wasn't an easy journey getting there, to say the least. Long-time fans saw Lorelai, the beloved TV mom, navigate many significant relationships throughout the show, including an engagement with Rory's teacher Max Medina, and even a short-lived marriage with her childhood sweetheart, Christopher Hayden, before she finally hit her relationship stride with Star's Hollow's diner owner (via Bustle). Grumpy but big-hearted, Luke provided the perfect counterpart to Lorelai's hyper and spontaneous personality, proving that opposites really do attract (via Screen Rant). The baseball cap enthusiast even acted as a father figure on more than one occasion to Lorelai's daughter, Rory (via Bustle).

Clearly, Luke and Lorelai were envisioned as endgame from the get-go. After all, it can't be a coincidence, can it, that, as noted in the book "Television Finales," the pilot episode of "Gilmore Girls" closes with a view of Luke's diner, as does the last episode. While the banter-loving couple's on-screen chemistry was undeniable, the two actors were rumored to have a pretty rocky relationship while filming "Gilmore Girls." But how did this pesky gossip start, and is it true? 

Contrary to popular belief, Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson had a great working relationship

Rumor has it that when "Gilmore Girls" was still on the air, Graham was asked in an interview if she and Patterson were best friends in real life (via Cheat Sheet). She responded directly with a one-word answer: "No." This blunt response, along with Graham's apparent uncomfortable body language, led over-analytical fans to believe that Graham and Patterson hated one another.

However, this rumor is far from true. In an interview leading up to the "Gilmore Girls" series finale ("Gilmore Girls" was canceled after the seventh season), Graham was asked how she would describe her relationship with her on-screen love interest. "Totally great. It's a working relationship, like most of them are. But he was so great in that part," she shared with TV Guide. I really loved my scenes with him and the chemistry we had. Our banter was among the most fun stuff to do." Graham shares a similar relationship with her on-screen daughter, Alexis Bledel – the two are close but not BFFs.

As for our favorite diner owner, Patterson mirrored Graham's response in an interview with TV Guide, immediately shutting down the rumored feud. "No, I think it's not accurate," Patterson said, regarding the so-called hostility between him and his co-worker. Patterson went on to conclude that the pair "had a very comfortable working relationship." There you go, folks! It just goes to show, you should never believe everything you hear.