‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’: Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Explains Why She Is Returning for Season 4 and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Isn’t

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said she was done with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation before season 3 even aired. As for season 4, Jenni “JWoww” Farley will return to the show without her best friend. Polizzi had a hard time with what transpired at Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding. But now, Farley has given fans more clarity as to why Polizzi decided she couldn’t return to the reality series. 

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley & Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi | Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic

After season 3, many fans thought Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley was done with ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’  

The drama at Pivarnick’s wedding divided the Jersey Shore roommates — especially the women. 

As the wedding episode aired, Farley took to Twitter to share her feelings. One tweet had many fans convinced she would not return for season 4 of the show, which wasn’t confirmed at the time. 

“I am way to ride or die to see you leave,” Farley tweeted, quoting Polizzi’s tweet about the finale. “If you’re done, I’m done. There’s no Jwoww without my Snooki.” 

Jenni ‘Jwoww’ Farley will be part of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Season 4

Farley shared the exciting news of her return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation on her website, Miss Domesticated

“Aside from the re-launch of my site, I will be working on a few new projects that I’m very excited about,” Farley said. “YES, I will be getting ready to film another season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Despite the rumors, I’ve made the decision to stick with the show and reunite once again with my second family.” 

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley had trouble watching season 4 of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ 

Farley recently posted a video on YouTube where she answered questions from Jersey Shore fans. One fan asked if Polizzi would return for season 4 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, to which Farley said she had been praying to the “tan gods above” that Polizzi would change her mind. 

“We make jokes all the time about her coming back,” she said. “As ride or die as we are, I still hear that she is not coming back and that’s devastating to me.” 

“I couldn’t really watch the last season,” Farley admitted. “I did catch the very end because I wanted to make sure [it] played out accurately. All I asked from producers for myself to move forward is play it how it was. Don’t edit the speech. Don’t edit reactions. Just play it as it was because I have been living through seven months of hell. And they did.”

Sadly, showing the events of Pivarnick’s wedding as they happened wasn’t enough to make Polizzi want to return.

‘JWoww’ says ‘Snooki’ won’t return because of the way ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Season 3 played out 

For Farley, having fans get to see how Pivarnick’s wedding played out was enough for her to want to return to the show.

“I don’t think it was enough for Nicole to say she was OK,” Farley explained. “We are different people outside of the show — you don’t get to see me as a mom or with the other businesses or the corny stuff I do on YouTube.” 

Farley also talked about how the show doesn’t accurately represent how many fans attacked her and Polizzi regarding the wedding drama. 

“When people are coming down on you on a minute by minute basis about something on Jersey Shore that they don’t know anything about that airs seven months later, it can be very taxing to anybody,” she said. “I know Nicole felt that, and I felt for her and Deena. As of right now, I don’t have any better news [about Nicole’s return to the show].” 

Despite Farley’s video, some fans aren’t totally convinced. Many believe Polizzi could show up next season. Only time will tell!