Why Was Zack ’24’ Carpinello at Jenni ‘JWoww’s Wedding to Roger Mathews?

After her divorce from Roger Mathews, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Jenni “JWoww” Farley is dating a much younger man. Zack Carpinello, nicknamed “24” for his age, made waves when he was introduced to the Jersey Shore roommates. Fans were shocked to learn Carpinello knew Farley before they started dating. In fact, Carpinello knew Farley so well that he was in attendance at her wedding.

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Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and Zack ’24’ Carpinello | Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

After ‘JWoww’ introduced ’24’ to her roommates, their relationship took a turn

Farley filed for divorce in September 2018. She started dating Carpinello in April 2019. When she finally introduced him to the cast of Jersey Shore, everything seemed to go downhill. Off the bat, it was clear Carpinello and Angelina Pivarnick had a distaste for one another. But it wasn’t until their trip to Las Vegas that Carpinello seemingly showed his true colors. Cameras captured him inappropriately touching Pivarnick while Farley was passed out on the floor of a nightclub. 

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Despite warnings from her roommates, Farley didn’t understand the severity of Carpinello’s actions until the episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation aired. The footage caused a rift in their relationship, as well as Farley’s relationship with Pivarnick and Vinny Guadagnino. 

‘JWoww’ and ’24’ are in a better place now

After a brief time apart, Farley and Carpinello reunited before the end of 2019. In December, photos of the two together started to resurface on social media. For Mother’s Day 2020, Carpinello celebrated Farley with a loving post. “I’m proud to spend Mother’s Day with these 3 (We had a paint project before this picture and Greyson got in a fight with the brush),” he captioned a photo of Farley with her two children, Meilani and Greyson. 

Since then, Carpinello has self-quarantined with Farley and her kids. Farley has been sharing vlogs with her fans. Carpinello is featured in many of the videos doing dishes, playing with Meilani and Greyson, and even grocery shopping for them. Regardless of what happened in the past, Farley and Carpinello seem to be doing well. 

Zack attended Jenni and Rogers wedding 

Jersey Shore fans were shocked to learn how, in an ironic twist of fate, Carpinello was at Farley and Mathews’ wedding. “One year ago at #WowwWedding where I had an awesome time with @errrrrriccaaa and met amazing people like these two @candicekimberly and @wray_sean!,” Carpinello captioned a throwback photo from Farley’s special day. “Awesome weekend! Blessed I was got to be a part. Happy anniversary @jwoww @rogermathewsnj.”

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As it turns out, Farley has known Carpinello for a long time. Mathews told Us Weekly in April 2019 that Carpinello is “a good friend of [Farley’s] little brother.” Despite Carpinello’s relation to Mathew’s ex-wife, he had nothing but good things to say about him. Carpinello is “a terrific guy,” according to Mathews. He also said Carpinello and Farly “seem to be really happy,” going as far as to say he was “happy for them.”