What Did Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Do Between ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’?
Jersey Shore introduced the world to a group of self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes who went from complete strangers to inseparable friends throughout one summer.
One of those guidettes was Jenni “JWoww” Farley, a bada*s 24-year-old from Long Island, New York. When the original series ended in 2012, many fans wondered what was next for “JWoww.”
Here’s what Farley was up to in the years after Jersey Shore.
‘Snooki’ & ‘JWoww’ got their own spinoff
Throughout their time on Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley became fast friends. Given the success of Jersey Shore, MTV gave Farley and Polizzi a spinoff series of their own.
Snooki & JWoww ran for four seasons, airing in June 2012 and ending in February 2015.
Jersey Shore producer SallyAnn Salsano worked on Snooki & JWoww, which was meant to be a modern day Laverne & Shirley. The series followed the duo’s friendship through Polizzi’s first pregnancy and her marriage to Jionni LaValle.
Jenni worked on her cooking skills
Farley was part of the season 7 cast on Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition in 2015. As Farley explained to Food Network, she wanted to do the show to “expand [her] cooking abilities.”
Working under Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray, Farley learned a lot about the world of culinary arts.
All of Farley’s hard work in the kitchen paid off. She took home first place, which was $50,000. She donated the money to the charity of her choice — Pick Your Paws Rescue.
Chef Anne, Farley’s mentor, was also a winner, who took home bragging rights for transforming Farley’s ability to put together a decent meal.
‘JWoww’ married Roger Mathews
Farley and her long-time boyfriend Roger Mathews welcomed their daughter, Meilani, in July 2014. Then, in October 2015, Farley married Mathews in Addison Park, New Jersey.
Their son, Greyson, was born in May 2016.
Sadly, after a few years of marriage, Farley’s relationship with Roger soured. Farley filed for divorce in August 2019.
‘Snooki’ and ‘JWoww’ got another spinoff
After Polizzi and Farley became mothers, they started Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude in 2016. Rather than head to the club, Farley and Polizzi traded their nights of bottle service for a glass of wine at home — after putting their kids to bed, of course.
The Moms With Attitude web series aired in November 2015 and ran for two seasons. Originally, all of the episodes were on YouTube. According to Elite Daily, you can now stream both seasons — a total of 100 episodes — on the Go90 website.
When Jersey Shore: Family Vacation was announced, Farley was included in the cast. Unfortunately, after a tumultuous season 3, Farley, Polizzi, and Deena Cortese had a falling out with Angelina Pivarnick.
While Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will be back next year with season 4, Farley will not return to the reality series.