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8 Strange Details About JWoww And Roger Mathews' Relationship, Including Why She Filed For Divorce

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7 Strange Details About JWoww And Roger Mathews' Relationship

The stars of MTV's Jersey Shore have become an undeniably popular part of pop culture since the show's inception back in 2009. Throughout the years, Snooki, JWoww, and the rest of the cast have grown up and gotten married, had children, and just been adulting in general. 

However, Jersey Shore recently saw a major spike in popularity this year when the stars of the show reunited for a continuation of the series in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Of course, this brought the cast right back into the center of the public eye and this is no more apparent than with JWoww herself. 

Most of the news surrounding the reality star has focused on JWoww and Roger Mathews. The couple has seen a lot of ups and downs throughout their relationship — with their most recent being a down. JWoww, whose real name is Jenni Farley, announced her separation from Mathews in September. Strangely, the pair were also spotted celebrating their anniversary together amid their divorce proceedings. 

And this isn't the first instance in which the reality star couple have made us raise our eyebrows. So what's really going on with their relationship?

Here are some other details about JWoww and Roger Mathews marriage.

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1. They met in 2009 when JWoww first started filming for the show.

The reality star and her future husband began spending time together during filming for the first season of Jersey Shore. However, Mathews didn't actually appear on the show himself until the third season. 

2. Mathews was dating someone else when he came on Jersey Shore.

He was actually not in a relationship with the reality star, even though they had already known each other before the third season. When Mathews officially made his debut on the show, he was seeing someone else before they eventually became a couple.

3. They were engaged for three years.


A post shared by Jenni JWOWW (@jwoww) on Jun 1, 2018 at 3:38am PDT

In October 2012, Mathews proposed to JWoww. However, the couple waited three years before finally getting married in October 2015. The reality star made a comment on her excitement for the big day. "Roger is my perfect man in every way and he is the best daddy to Meilani that I could ever ever ask for," she wrote on her website at the time. "He accepts me in every way and I am more in love with him than ever!"

4. JWoww admitted that their marriage changed after having kids.

The couple has two children together, a girl named Meilani, who's now 4, and a boy, Grayson, who's 2. In a 2017 interview, JWoww confessed that it was hard for her and Mathews to balance parenthood with the rest of their busy lives and their marriage. “It’s not easy, two kids, a house, always traveling, the kids are young,” Jenni said. “They’re up at five in the morning every day … By the time I go to bed, I’m out cold. Roger gets up for work at 4:30 AM every morning too … all that sexiness goes away after kids … The kids come first. I have spit up on me. My hair’s up in a pony like, ‘Go away.'” 

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5. It's not the first time JWoww considered divorce.


A post shared by Roger Mathews (@rogermathewsnj) on Sep 27, 2018 at 6:06pm PDT

The reality star recently filed for divorce from Mathews. But, she also revealed that she had thought about getting divorced in the past.

In an episode of Family Vacation, JWoww explained to a few of her fellow female cast members why she had almost separated from Mathews after they got into a discussion about how their significant others felt about them returning to the Jersey Shore. “It’s a whole insecurity thing," Farley said, claiming that Mathews' insecurities "almost led to divorce." 

6. Did they cheat on each other?

Rumors of the couple cheating on each other have been surrounding the pair for a while. In January 2018, Mathews took to Instagram where he claimed that she had left him for another man and that she was having a "midlife crisis." However, he later revealed that it was all just a joke and went on to voice his admiration for JWoww. 

But, Mathews has had his own share of cheating rumors made against him. After filing for divorce, some speculated that he may have cheated on JWoww and that caused the end of their marriage. Mathews was quick to shut them down by taking to Instagram and explaining that although it was true he was separating from the reality star, cheating was not the reason for the divorce. He also noted that the former couple would be attending counseling to work out their issues.

In 2016, Farley explained that cheating would be their marriage's ultimate deal breaker. "Thank god we have never had to deal with that," she said. "But I definitely wouldn't say it's not an option, because if you are truly unhappy, you shouldn't stay in a relationship. To me, there's no happily ever after unless you truly work for it."

7. JWoww and Mathews celebrated their anniversary together after filing for divorce.


A post shared by Roger Mathews (@rogermathewsnj) on Oct 13, 2018 at 8:20pm PDT

The former couple had people scratching their heads this month after Mathews shared a video and a photo of him and JWoww spending their anniversary together. This came only a month after their divorce. Mathews and the reality star went to dinner and then took a carriage ride.

A representative for JWoww stated that the TV star "won't be making any comments on her relationship right now" and that “[Jenni] and Roger are focused on their kids.” 

8. Why are JWoww and Roger getting divorced?

According to TMZ, JWoww filed for divorce, reportedly claiming their marriage has been falling apart for at least six months. It appears Mathews wasn't quite ready to give up on their relationship and revealed on Instagram why he thinks Jwoww threw in the towel. “I don’t blame her. There’s no cheating or any dumb s—t, any juicy details," he said on Instagram. "She just grew tired of the repetitive pattern that we fell into … Again, I’m not gonna get into detail, but it was a repetitive pattern and not a good one.”

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Sloane Solomon is a YourTango editor and writer who covers pop culture, lifestyle topics, and love and relationships.