Nicole was Luke Danes' girlfriend in Season 3. They met through Taylor Doose, when Nicole served as his attorney. Nicole and Luke went on a seven country cruise in the summer and spontaneously got married. They soon realized the marriage was a mistake and planned to divorce. However, they decided to give their marriage a chance. They bought a townhouse in a neighboring area, upsetting Lorelai. Luke discovered that Nicole was cheating on him in 4.17 and Luke signed the papers to officially divorce Nicole in 4.19.