Jared Padalecki Then and Now
Then: Ah, first love. Dean and Rory had something special, but Jared Padalecki left the show in 2004, only to be heard from once more (to warn Luke that he’s not good enough for a Gilmore girl).
Now: Since 2005, Jared has had a starring role on The CW’s Supernatural as monster-hunter Sam Winchester. He’s also continued in the horror vein in his movie career, appearing in House of Wax, Cry Wolf, and the Friday the 13th remake. (We recommend you see the made-for-TV movie Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage, in which he paints the light.) In March 2012, he and his wife Genevieve welcomed their first child.