Mia gives Lorelai a job as a maid and allows Lorelai and Rory to live in a converted potting shed behind the inn, where they live for most of Rory's early childhood.
Lorelai eventually becomes the executive manager of the inn, which is the position she holds when the first season of the show opens.
" Lorelai and the local diner owner, Luke Danes, have a close relationship throughout the show but don't start dating until the fifth season.
They broke up due to the meddling of her mother and her ex, Christopher.
Rory spent her childhood in the Independence Inn in Stars Hollow where her mother originally worked as a maid.
Lorelai was later able to buy a house in town when Rory was 11, and they remain there throughout the end of the show.
Frustrated with her life and desiring self-discovery, Lorelai leaves Stars Hollow to engage in a trek across the California wilderness inspired by the Cheryl Strayed book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel, is the only child of Lorelai Gilmore and the first-born daughter of Christopher Hayden, born on October 8, 1984 at a.m.
It is evident in the show that Rory and Lorelai share a special bond, and may be even considered best friends.
Furthermore, Rory, by this time, has been accepted to Yale, and has been denied financial aid due to Lorelai receiving a one-time investment payout given to her by her father (see below).
Lorelai is ready to divert her money for the purchase and renovation costs to Rory's tuition, but Rory independently turns to her grandparents for help with the tuition, allowing Lorelai and Sookie to purchase The Dragonfly Inn.