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2021 was a big year for the cast of the MTV series Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. To celebrate, we’re looking back at some of the best moments the reality stars had in the last year. Here are 20 Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast moments that sparked joy in 2021.

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Angelina Larangeira made up with her roommates

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and Deena Cortese’s wedding speech fractured their relationship with Angelina Larangeira. Later, rumors surrounding the security doorbell footage made things worse, but “The Mediation” and Dr. Drew Pinsky helped the roommates move on.

DJ Pauly D brought Nikki Hall to family dinner

The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast takes family dinner seriously. After ensuring there wouldn’t be drama, Pauly DelVecchio brought Nikki Hall to a meal with his roommates.

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley got engaged

In February 2021, Zack “24” Carpinello proposed on Farley’s birthday. “My always and forever,” Carpinello captioned a set of engagement photos.

Saffire Matos joined ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ 

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro brought Saffire Matos to the Poconos in JSFV Season 4. His roommates grilled Matos, but she ultimately passed the test and became part of the family. 

Angelina and Chris Larangeira worked on their marriage

Despite filing for divorce, the Larangeiras worked on their marriage. In the JSFV Season 4 finale, Angelina mentioned freezing her eggs and starting a family. 

‘Snooki’ returned to ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’

You can take the “Snooki” out of Jersey Shore, but you can’t take the Jersey Shore out of “Snooki.” After a brief break from the show, Polizzi returned in JSFV Season 4, Episode 24. 

Deena and Chris Buckner welcomed their second son 

On May 1, 2021, Cameron Theo was born. “The Buckners are now officially a party of 4,” the Jersey Shore star said on Instagram

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley opened Heavenly Flower

On May 19, 2021, Farley opened her clothing and accessory store in the American Dream Mall. “I am so proud of Heavenly Flower and the incredible team behind it who helped bring it to life,” Farley told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. 

‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ cast became Reality TV Royalty

After 12 years, MTV recognized the cast of Jersey Shore as Reality Royalty at the Movie and TV Awards: Unscripted. Vinny Guadagnino, “Snooki,” Larangeira, and “JWoww” accepted the honor.

‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ won Best Docu-Reality Show

Reality Royalty wasn’t the only title Jersey Shore won in 2021. MTV also recognized the cast for Best Docu-Reality Show.

The Sorrentinos welcomed Romeo Reign

The Buckners weren’t the only couple to have a baby this year. On May 26, 2021, the Sorrentinos welcomed Baby Situation into the world. 

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro proposed to Saffire Matos

On June 21, 2021, Ortiz-Magro proposed to Matos. “Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin! Til death do us part!” he wrote on Instagram. At the time of publication, their wedding date is unknown.

‘Snooki’ became the host of ‘Messyness’ 

After her exit from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Polizzi said she wanted to do more hosting. In 2021, she became the host of the Ridiculousness spinoff Messyness

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro got sober

After his April 2021 arrest, Ortiz-Magro and MTV agreed he should step away from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. In August 2021, Ortiz-Magro told TMZ he was four months sober and looking forward to filming season 5.

‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Season 5 confirmed

As JSFV Season 4 came to an end, MTV announced another season. At the end of the year, the cast filmed in Florida, with the exception of Ortiz-Magro.

Mike ‘The Situation’s probation ended

Sorrentino spent nine months in prison in 2019 for tax evasion. Two years later on Sept. 10, 2021, Sorrentino celebrated the end of his probation. 

‘Snooki’ released Messy Mawma

On Nov. 8, 2021, Polizzi launched Messy Mawma wine. The reality star worked with Summerland Wine Brands to create Chaos Cabernet Sauvignon and Tantrum Chardonnay.

Mike Sorrentino celebrated six years sober

Sorrentino was six years of sobriety on Dec. 1, 2021. “Today we celebrate being a champion,” the reality star wrote on Instagram

Vinny Guadagnino took a ‘shot at love’

In the season 3 finale of Double Shot at Love, Guadagnino chose Akielia Rucker. “I think maybe I can take a little shot at love with you,” Rucker told him. After the finale aired, Guadagnino and Rucker announced they weren’t together, but remained friends.

‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ cast released a Christmas album

Polizzi, Farley, and Sorrentino relived their favorite moments in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’s holiday special “The 12 Days of Jerzmas.” The same day, MTV released the holiday album A Very Merry Jersey Shoremas.


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Here’s to 20 more Jersey Shore: Family Vacation memories in 2022. Tune in to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 5 when it debuts on MTV on Jerzday, Jan. 6, 2022 at 8 PM ET.