Who Is Roger Mathews? New Detals About Jenni 'JWoww' Farley's Husband She Filed Divorce From

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Who Is Roger Mathews?

There's news out of the world of Jersey Shore and Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Jenni "JWoww" Farley has filed from divorce from Roger Mathews, her husband of three years. The complaint was filed in Superior Court in Ocean County, New Jersey on September 12th. The petition for divorce cites irreconcilable differences between the 32-year-old and the 43-year-old father of her two children, a son and a daughter. JWoww is seeking joint custody of her children as well as primary residential custody. She is also asking for child support and health insurance for the children. Who is Roger Mathews? 

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1. He is a truck driver

Roger Mathews is a truck driver from Maine. (Or at least he was before his relationship with JWoww.) After marrying JWoww, the couple settled down in Toms River, New Jersey. 

2. Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore

Even though the saying is "never fall in love at the Jersey Shore," that's exactly what Mathews and Farley did after meeting there in 2010 during the first season of The Jersey Shore. Farley met Mathews in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. She said that first meeting wasn't that memorable and that he was just one of the faces in the crowd. Nonetheless, he clearly made an impression on her as they began dating. 

3. The engagement

After dating for two years, Mathews proposed to JWoww after they went sky diving. The ring was a 7.5 carat pink and white diamond engagement ring. Farley was in the midst of filming the Jersey Shore spinoff, Snooki & JWoww  at that point in time. 

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4. Their daughter is born

In July, 2014, a year and a half after their engagement, Farley and Mathews welcomed their first child together to the world. Meilani Alexandra's birth was announced via Mathews' Twitter: “She is here! 7 lbs., 13 oz. Words can’t describe what looking into your child’s eyes can do to you. I’m humbled." Farley's rep told People, “Jenni and Roger are so excited to welcome the newest guidette to the world. Meilani and her parents are doing great and are happy and healthy. Meilani is already looking to trade her baby bottle for barbells.”

5. Their wedding

Jenni and Rogers got married in October 2015 after five years together. Guests at the wedding included family and friends, Jersey Shore castmates Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Pauly "DJ Pualy D" DelVecchio. The newlyweds had another announcement to make that day: JWoww was pregnant with baby number two. Their son Grayson Valor arrived in May 2016. JWoww took to her Instagram to announce the newest edition to her family, writing, "So blessed to welcome our precious son. He arrived healthy at 6:03pm tonight and the most beautiful part is Roger got to deliver him with our doctor. Our family is complete!”

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6. Jenni & Roger: Domesticated

After Jersey Shore and Snookie & JWoww, Farley and Mathews got their own series, Jenni & Roger: Domesticated. The series aired on YouTube and followed Jenni, Roger, and their kids through their daily lives. 

7. He is determined to win her back

Mathews is not taking the pending divorce lying down. He is determined to win her back and he wants the world to know. He posted an Instagram story saying, "My wife filed for divorce. It's true. I'm just going to keep it simple. I don't blame her. There's no cheating or any dumb s--t or any juicy details. She just grew tired of the repetitive pattern that we fell into. Again, I am not going to get into detail but it was a repetitive pattern and not a good one. But here's what's also true,I'm not done fighting. I'm going to win my wife back. I'm going to win her affection back. I'm going to win her love back. I have no intention of being a single dad. We're in counseling, so there is hope. It ain't over till the fat lady sings."  

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.