Rory Gilmore & Serena Van Der Woodsen Are Actually BFF

Did you hear that Alexis Bledel is a godmother to Blake Lively’s baby? crazy but true. Blake actually made Alexis, along with her other costars from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn, godmothers of little James Reynolds. It’s all very, very sweet – but I was struck by one thing.
If you’re keeping score, you know that Alexis played Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls while Blake played Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl. Which means that Rory and Serena are basically, like, friends.
Weird, right? While Rory was busy reading, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her awesome mom and quirky small town BFF, Lane, Serena was cavorting at NYC hot spots with Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf. At face value, these two have nothing in common…but if you really think about it, the similarities emerge. Like what, you ask? Well, for starters…
 

They were both epic heartbreakers.

See here. 
 

They both had very complicated relationships with their fathers.

…Who basically abandoned them. Except Rory was clearly much luckier in the parental department.
 

They both dated guys whom others saw as “beneath them.”

Dean was a small town kid who got married right after high school; Rory was an Ivy League grad….but they were each other’s first loves. Serena came from a fabulously wealthy family but fell for Dan Humphrey, a kid from a very different world.

They both avoided exercise at all costs.

….But had perfect bodies.
 

They both consistently outshone their more driven friends

Rory had Paris; Serena had Blair. Who were actually kind of similar too when you really think about it…
 
 

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