‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’: Why Jenni Farley Filed a Restraining Order Against Her Husband

Jenni Farley and Roger Mathews

Jenni Farley and Roger Mathews | Getty Images/Dave Kotinsky

Jenni Farley of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation shocked fans when it came out that she filed for divorce from her husband, Roger Mathews on Sept. 12 citing “irreconcilable differences.” But then it seemed like the two were still trying to make their relationship work. It has now come out that Farley has filed a temporary restraining order against him. Here is everything to know about the situation.

Jenni Farley filed a temporary restraining order after the two got into an argument on Dec. 13

The estranged couple got into an argument on Dec. 13 and the police were called. Jenni Farley then filed a temporary restraining order. They have two children Greyson and Meilani. She posted her statement about the situation on Instagram.

“Certain events transpired last night which lead [sic] Jenni to involve the authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so,” reads the statement. “Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are entirely false, misleading and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light.”

It then ends with “While we have chosen not to comment further, we will note that a judge immediately ruled in Jenni’s favor and issued a temporary order of protection last night. Please respect Jenni’s decision for privacy in an effort to protect herself and her children during this time.”

Roger Mathews claimed in multiple Instagram videos that Farley is keeping him from their children

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Greed.

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After the incident, Roger Mathews took to Instagram to make multiple statements. He claimed that Farley was “hysterically shouting” and threatened to call the police. Mathews then said he called the police himself.

A spokesperson for the Toms River Police Department told People, “Mr. Mathews was served with a Temporary Restraining Order and provided transportation to another location.” In some of Mathews’ videos, he accused Farley of keeping their children from him.

“She’s made my children pawns in this — literally made them pawns, something I would never do to her, ever,” he said. “I have no choice but to just be honest and open. I got nothing to lose, I got nothing to hide. You’re gonna see about our divorce on Jersey Shore, you know why? Because my wife told me — my ex-wife told me — when we were in counseling that she’s negotiating a side-deal. I think she said she wanted $70,000 … to talk about our divorce on the upcoming season. Everything is about money with her.”

Nicole Polizzi defended Farley by releasing a security video

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My best friend has been going through A LOT these past few months and my heart breaks for her. She always tries to keep her situations off social media for the sake of the kids, but her voice needs to be heard too. She has tried everything in her power to keep things civil FOR THE KIDS and she’s a damn good mother. She doesn’t leave her kids for months at a time for work. She leaves filming to care for her children that you don’t see. Her character is being tarnished and I’m here to show what’s really going down. She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad. Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result. YOU’RE AN AMAZING MOTHER AND PERSON and all of us who truly know you know this. There is more to the story that’s being told. Stop attacking her . *She HAS BEEN asking the cops to tell the judge to allow Roger to see the kids. Everything he has stated in those videos is false news. You shouldn’t taunt her and film her on your phone trying to get a rise out of her to use it for court.* There is MANY layers to this. And more videos. Legally i cannot post those but will be used when necessary. You can all have your opinions but don’t attack her for being that person he claims she is. Everything will unfold in due time.

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Farley won’t be saying much more about the matter, but her friend has shown her support. Nicole Polizzi released a security video of Farley talking to the police. In it, she says “I don’t want to do that to him. He should be allowed to see them.”

Polizzi also wrote in the caption, “Her character is being tarnished and I’m here to show what’s really going down. She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad. Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result. YOU’RE AN AMAZING MOTHER AND PERSON and all of us who truly know you know this.”

Chances are more details will later come out about the situation through court. For now, it looks like Mathews is getting a lot out on Instagram while Farley said she plans to make just one statement.

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