There is many an online theory attempting to get to the bottom of who exactly Rey's parents are, but Director J.J. Abrams just threw a big wrench into a few of them.
The Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens director spoke about it during a Q&A at the Tribeca Film Festival, where a young fan asked: "Who are Rey's parents?"
After joking with the fan, he then dropped a small bombshell, saying:"Rey's parents are not in Episode VII. So I can't possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too."
That eliminates a few suspected candidates, including the big one in Luke Skywalker. Luckily the Obi-Wan Kenobi theory is still possible, but Abrams didn't stop there. He then revealed that he does actually know who it is, but of course he won't comment on it.
"Obviously it’s not for me to talk about in this moment because this is [Episode VIII director] Rian [Johnson]’s story to continue now," Abrams continued. "The last thing I’m going to do is reveal something that he would be upset about. I want to make sure that Rian gets the courtesy that he showed me."
Just because she isn't a Skywalker doesn't mean she has no connection to Luke, it just means that it's not via bloodline. Still, lots of fun theories to debate about until Star Wars: Episode VIII drops on December 15th, 2017.