‘Jersey Shore’: Is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Taking Roger Matthews’ Side in His Divorce from Jwoww?

It’s crazy to think about the fact that the Jersey Shore cast entered a beach house so many years ago as complete strangers. They’ve seemingly grown together and have become a tightknit family that has celebrated marriages and the birth of children together. They’ve weathered some storms together, too. Just like any tightly knit group, disagreements do happen. It looks like Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was once frustrated with Jenni Farley, and it all has to do with her divorce from Roger Matthews.

Why is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro frustrated with Jenni Farley?

The most recent incarnation of Jersey Shore was filmed before Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino began his prison stint. Farley’s divorce was fresh news back then. Months later, the mother of two is happily involved in a new relationship, and things seem to be progressing in the divorce, but at the time, everything was just gearing up. Ortiz-Magro attempted to reach out the Farley to discuss the situation but was brutally rebuffed.

Farley, in footage from the show, insisted she wasn’t willing to talk about her divorce on camera, according to People. While Farley’s excuse seems acceptable to most, it looks like there might be more to the story. Ortiz-Magro later stayed up with Jersey Shore’s black sheep, Angelina Pavarnick.

Is Ronnie projecting his own relationship trouble onto Jenni?

While Ortiz-Magro seemed frustrated that Farley wouldn’t open up about what was going on, his angst might have been more about his own life. In his chat with Pavarnick, Ortiz-Magro admitted that he understood where Matthews was coming from, and even hinted that he was taking his side. He went on to call Farley ‘cold’.

Farley’s desire to avoid the conversation seems to have been more about Ortiz-Magro’s closeness to Matthews than her desire to keep things quiet, though. Ortiz-Magro went on to admit that he and Matthews are close because they are “dealing with the same person,” according to People.

Ortiz-Magro has plenty of relationship drama of his own. He and famed baby mama, Jen Harley have both been accused of violence in their relationship. Harley was just cleared on a domestic battery charge for throwing an ashtray at reality TV star, according to TMZ.

Their troubled relationship was documented on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Ortiz-Magro also had a rollercoaster relationship with former castmate Samantha Giancola. Giancola recently got engaged. She has refused to film with the cast because of her ex’s involvement.

Why are Jenni and Roger getting divorced?

Jenni Farley filed for divorce from Roger Matthews in September 2018. The couple had been married for three years. According to The Miami Herald, Farley filed the paperwork noting that the couple had “irreconcilable differences.”

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Matthews had initially taken to social media to let his fans know that the divorce was underway, but he was fighting to get his wife back. All did not end well, and Matthews was eventually removed from the home. Farley later accused the father of two of abusive behavior.

Jenni Farley and Zack Clayton Carpinello
Jenni Farley and Zack Clayton Carpinello | Photo by Steve Granitz/ WireImage

Farley started dating Zack Clayton Carpinello shortly after. The pair have allegedly known each other for years. While there doesn’t seem to be bad blood between Carpinello and Matthews, it sounds like Ortiz-Magro might have some insider information. It’s possible he knows more about the situation than he’s telling.