Jersey Shore's Jenni 'JWoww' Farley files for divorce even as husband Roger Mathews hopes to "win her love back"
Jersey Shore's Jenni 'JWoww' Farley has filed for divorce from her husband Roger Mathews after citing irreconcilable differences
'Jersey Shore' star Jenni 'JWoww' Farley has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Roger Mathews. Farley claims that her relationship and marriage with Mathews had been very bumpy in the six months leading up to the separation.
Farley initiated divorce proceedings around two weeks ago at the Ocean County in New Jersey citing "irreconcilable differences". According to the documents, Farley highlighted her desire to maintain "primary residential custody" of the couple's two children. The reality TV star also requested that Mathews provide child support, health insurance and funds for other health care expenses, in addition to custody arrangements.
In case of death, Farley also requested for a life insurance policy to be taken out for each of their children and that she be named as a trustee on the policy. When it came down to the couple's personal property, she asked that everything that they had acquired while being married be equally distributed.
Once the news of the divorce was announced, Mathews took to Instagram to share a video where he said, "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, any juicy details. She just grew tired of the repetitive pattern that we fell into. I'm not gonna get into details, but it was a repetitive pattern and not a good one."
He also added: "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," he continued.
During an interview with ET in 2016, Farley had opened up about her marriage to Mathews and shared that, "there are deal breakers we would separate over", she said referring to cheating. "Thank god we have never had to deal with that. But I definitely wouldn't say it's not an option, because if you are truly unhappy, you shouldn't stay in a relationship. You can have your happily ever after."
She continued: "But it takes constant work. We've been together almost seven years. Day in, day out, especially raising two children - the differences of opinions on how to raise them, where to live, where to send our kids to school - you have to find happy middle ground on those issues. In this day and age, I just feel like it’s easier to quit, and a lot of relationships do. We are just constantly trying to find that happy medium," she went on to add.
At the time, however, the reality star couldn't have been happier in her relationship. "He's my best friend," she gushed. "He's the only person in this world that puts me in my place, so I actually respect him even more for that, and I love him for that because he can call me out on my B.S."
Farley and Mathews married in October 2015, after they dated for many years. At the time, the couple's daughter Meilani Alexandra Mathews was 15 months old and was their flower girl while the rest of the 'Jersey Shore' cast formed part of the bridesmaid party. The couple also welcomed a baby boy named Greyson Valor Mathews in 2016.
The couple also had their own reality TV series called 'Awestruck' which documented the life of their family. In a preview of the show, as reported by E!News, Mathews shared, "We live in Central Jersey right next to Seaside Heights where it all began". "When I was on Jersey Shore, I used to wake up at 2 pm," Farley explained. "It's a little earlier now, a lot earlier now," she added.