‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Recap: ‘The Not-so-International Vacation’

The cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation makes it to their destination in “The Not-So-International Vacation.” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino innocently mistakes Florida for an international locale. But as the reality TV star said “international waters is a state of mind.” 

Angelina and Chris Larangeira sit down with the Sorrentino’s for a couple’s therapy chat in the episode. Plus, Zack “24” Carpinello plans a sweet surprise for Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and a family dinner ends with tension between Deena Cortese and Lauren Sorrentino.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino in the 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' episode 'The Not-So-International Vacation'
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino | Twitter/MTV

Angelina and Chris Larangeira get marriage advice from the Sorrentinos in ‘The Not-So-International Vacation’ 

Before heading out on their “Not-So-International Vacation,” the Larangeiras have dinner with the Sorrentinos. “I wanna solve this friggin’ marriage issue, and if we can’t solve it, I want her to move on,” Lauren tells cameras. 

As Mike explained to his dinner guests, sex is an essential part of any marriage. “When the couples have a healthy sex life, he and you are going to be doing your part in the house,” he says. “If you blow, I’ll mow,” Chris jokes with his wife. 

Chris also admits he feels “left out of everything throughout the dinner.” He also said he feels like Angelina talks down to him. After arriving in Florida, Angelina reveals the couple did have sex. More recently, Chris filed for divorce in January 2022 (this episode was filmed in October/November 2021).

Zack ’24’ Carpinello plans a promise ceremony for ‘JWoww’s kids 

Zack “24” Carpinello and Jenni “JWoww” Farley got engaged on her birthday in February 2021. The pro wrestler proposed to the reality TV star atop the Empire State Building, but Farley’s kids Meilani and Greyson Mathews weren’t there. 

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While in Florida, Carpinello plans a surprise promise ceremony to incorporate Farley’s kids into their commitment to each other. He gives each of the kids and Farley a bracelet with an infinity symbol to symbolize his love in “The Not-So-International Vacation.” 

“We love you forever and we will always be with you,” Meilani says after lulling “JWoww” to a spot on the beach where Carpinello decorated with rose petals and candles arranged in a heart. “We will always be together as a family.” Greyson and Carpinello also shared special words with Farley in the episode.  

Deena Cortese and Lauren Sorrentino snap at each other in ‘The Not-So-International Vacation’ 

After a romantic anniversary dinner on the beach, the Sorrentino’s join the rest of their Jersey Shore: Family Vacation roommates at their meal. Lauren expresses wanting to go back to the room, tired from travel and worried about getting up with Baby Romeo.

“Lauren is a blunt person like I am,” Angelina tells cameras. “I’m a little bit more raunchy. She’s a little bit more b****y.” 

As Mike gets ready to part ways with the group, Lauren snaps. “We have a f***ing five-month-old to deal with, OK?” she tells Vinny Guadagnino. “24-hours a day human so we have to go to bed.” 

Looking at Deena Cortese, Lauren continues: “You also have a baby to go to.”

“I’m not pushing it because I brought people to take care of him,” Cortese replies. Her mother came along for the trip to assist with her two sons, Christopher and Cameron. “The way you said it, I didn’t like it,” she tells Lauren. 

Larangeira offers for everyone to yell at her instead, but the rest of the table recognized Lauren and Cortese’s spat came from a place of everyone being exhausted. 

Watch new episodes of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Thursdays on MTV at 8 p.m. ET. 

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