‘Jersey Shore’ Star Jenni Farley Takes Out Restraining Order Against Estranged Husband Roger Mathews, Trigging Online Meltdown: Here’s Both Sides of the Story

“Please don’t take a cue from Ronnie’s baby mama and drag me with your car. Thanks…”

“Get crazy, get wild” isn’t just a lyric from the Jersey Shore theme song, apparently.

On Thursday night (and early Friday morning), things got crazy and wild at the home of Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and her estranged husband Roger Mathews, resulting in the cops being called (twice!) and Roger being escorted off the property at 2 a.m. As a result, Roger gave his Instagram followers a complete run-down of events, even posting video while he was in the back of a cop car.

(As The Ashley previously reported, Jenni filed for divorce from Roger back in September, but in recent months the couple has been “working” on their marriage.)

Roger claimed in the videos that it was Jenni who was having an emotional meltdown— not him– and that he called the cops to prevent Jenni from making false charges against him. However, Jenni and her best pal Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi are denying Roger’s claims.

Since the incident Thursday night/Friday morning, Roger has posted numerous videos, Snooki has posted surveillance footage from inside Roger and Jenni’s home, and Jenni has released a statement. The Ashley has attempted to organize the info below.

What We Know For Sure:

Things are getting downright dirty!

Toms River police went to Jenni and Roger’s New Jersey home around 1 a.m. after getting a call regarding a “civil matter,” police spokeswoman Jillian Messina told NJ.com in an email. “Mr. Mathews was served with a temporary restraining order and provided transportation to another location.”

That “transportation” was a cop car (as evident by Roger’s Instagram video posts). However, he was not arrested; he was simply transported to a friend’s house, as he is no longer allowed at his home, thanks to the restraining order.

We know that Jenni told the police that, although she wanted Roger to stay away from her, she did not want him to be forbidden from seeing their two children because of the restraining order. (We know this happened because Snooki posted surveillance footage that was filmed in the couple’s kitchen while the cops were there.)

“He should be allowed to see them … He’s not a bad dad,” Jenni tells the officers who are explaining to her how to get a restraining order.

What Roger Says Happened:

In a series of Instagram posts (that included 10 videos), Roger explained his version of events.

According to Roger, he and Jenni got into a “disagreement” about her leaving for a work engagement while his daughter was sick with the flu. During the argument, Roger said Jenni got “completely, uncontrollably emotional like she always does” and threatened to call the cops on Roger. He decided to call the cops himself and file a report, as he said he was worried Jenni would file false claims against him with the police. (He stated he feared she’d go into the bathroom and punch herself in the face and blame him.)

“It’s typical Jenni,” Roger says in the first of 10 Instagram videos. “Her last two exes can attest to that.”

Roger says the police came (after he called them), because Jenni was “hysterically shouting” at him in front of the kids, telling the kids that she regretted having children with him, and that he was a “piece of s**t” and was “out of here.” (Roger claims that his daughter Meilani spanked him and told him he was bad after Jenni said this.)

Roger claims after the disagreement with Jenni, he left home to do a podcast interview and returned around 11:30 p.m and went to bed.

“I got woken up at 2 in the morning by two officers that said she contacted a judge and filed a restraining order,” Roger says in the video.

“Now I have a restraining order,” Roger said in the second video. “I’m not allowed to go home and see my children.”

Roger said in another video that he initially thought it was a bad idea to post about his troubles with Jenni on social media, but after this incident he has changed his mind.

“I believe putting the truth out there weighs in my favor,” he said. “I can’t see my children, my children who I spend every single day with.”

“My ex can not control her emotions and literally turned my child against me. My daughter…the look in her eye…because her mother can’t wait until they go to sleep to have a disagreement, she has to do it in front of [the kids].”

In another video, Roger defended his decision to discuss the incident on social media, claiming that Jenni’s fame from being on ‘Jersey Shore’ works against him.

“How does somebody combat, for lack of a better word, somebody who has insane popularity, is beloved and is on the Number 1-rated show of all time? The truth. That’s how you combat them, the truth. I’m going to bring you the truth from here on out. Stuff that you have no idea that existed or went on. I’m not good at a lot of things. I was horrible at reality TV, it was never my thing. But what I’m good at is speaking the truth.”

In another video, Roger claimed that, although he was working to try to save their marriage after Jenni filed for divorce, Jenni seemed to have no interest. In fact, he claims she was working out a side deal to discuss the divorce at length on the upcoming third season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.

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“You’re gonna see about our divorce on ‘Jersey Shore.’ You know why? Because my wife– my ex-wife– told me when we were in counseling that she’s negotiating a side deal— I think she said she wanted $70,000…to talk about our divorce on the upcoming season. Everything is about money with her. All I want is time with my children.”

Roger told TMZ that he recorded the incident with Jenni on his phone, after his attorney advised him to do so. He also told the site that Jenni has five security cameras inside their home that record at all times. However, she is the only one with access to that footage, and that she has threatened in the past to edit the footage and use it against him.


What Jenni Says Happened:

Jenni has remained very quiet in regard to her marriage since she filed for divorce in September. While she and Roger have attended a few events together since that time, she has not really spoken publicly about her reasons for filing.

“Alright…here’s my side of the story…”

After Roger posted his videos to Instagram, Jenni’s team released a statement, which Jenni posted to her Instagram account.

“While Jenni has refrained from making any public statements relating to her impending divorce, in light of recent events we have decided to make an official statement. Certain events transpired last night which [led] Jenni to involve the authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so.

“Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are false, misleading and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light. She is proud to be a hard-working parent who provides for her children. While we have chosen not to comment further, we will note that a judge immediately ruled in Jenni’s favor and issued a temporary restraining order of protection last night. Please respect Jenni’s decision for privacy in an effort to protect herself and her children at this time.”

On Friday, Snooki posted the surveillance footage video to her own Instagram, and released a statement of her own.

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Update: Ive decided to post this video because Jennis intentions were to never keep the kids from Roger. She is fighting for him to be in their lives and never once tried to take them away. Because you see 10 videos of him airing out their personal business regarding their divorce , it’s okay to bagger Jenni and send her death threats telling her she’s an awful mom and human being? Or because Roger posts more about the kids that means he’s with them more than Jenni? I personally know her, and she’s a stay at home mother. She doesn’t leave her children for months on end like depicted from him, and when she does work, she leaves filming and comes home to make sure everything is okay. But since you don’t see that on the show, or her posting the kids 24/7 like he does, she’s not with them ever? You all got played by social media. I know my sis and she is NOT the person Roger is painting her out to be. So congratulations, you gave him what he wants. Your attacks and bullying.

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“My best friend has been going through A LOT these past few months and my heart breaks for her,” Snooki wrote. “She always tries to keep her situations off social media for the sake of the kids, but her voice needs to be heard too. She has tried everything in her power to keep things civil FOR THE KIDS and she’s a damn good mother. She doesn’t leave her kids for months at a time for work. She leaves filming to care for her children that you don’t see.

“Her character is being tarnished and I’m here to show what’s really going down,” Snooki continued. “She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad. Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result. YOU’RE AN AMAZING MOTHER AND PERSON and all of us who truly know you know this.”

Snooki claimed that she posted this video to show that Jenni did, indeed, ask that Roger be able to see the kids.

“There is more to the story that’s being told,” Snooki wrote. “Stop attacking her. She HAS BEEN asking the cops to tell the judge to allow Roger to see the kids. Everything he has stated in those videos is false news. You shouldn’t taunt her and film her on your phone trying to get a rise out of her to use it for court. There is MANY layers to this. And more videos. Legally i cannot post those but will be used when necessary. You can all have your opinions but don’t attack her for being that person he claims she is. Everything will unfold in due time.

“For those who find it ‘funny’ as to why the comments are off, it’s because you are attacking Jenni calling her a bad mother and liar. Leave the girl alone.”


The police have yet to release the reports that document what went down last night. (They have up to seven days to do so, according to the law.)

The Ashley will update this story when more info is available!

(Photos: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images; Alex Trautwig/Getty Images; Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images’ Instagram)

24 Responses

  1. I think the team this one or that one is shortsighted and, ultimately, pointless. However, am I the only person asking myself why he feels the need broadcast everything on social media? I could see if she was attacking him or anyone was for that matter but she hasn’t said anything. I saw at one point he said something along the lines of battling her celebrity but again…where? I just remember when Kail and Javi got divorced and he went on a crying spree and everyone hated her, only to find out that he was not NEARLY as innocent as he was portrayed on TV or as he portrayed himself to be so I’m taking this public performance with a grain of salt for now. Especially because Javi was edited like the patron saint and we’ve seen Roger be a complete asshole to Jenni. More than once. On more than one show. Again, not saying I believe or favor one over the other, but it’s something worth considering.

    Also, I saw a few comments stating that he was wealthy before Jenni but he himself has said he’s worked a simple union job for years and she said that the JS money bought their house. I don’t think he was broke or in need by any means but I doubt he was wealthy.

    1. EXACTLY!!!! He has been publicly documented being a complete tool bag to her!! And she’s not said one word! This will all come back to bite him in the ass

  2. Whats with all the ‘Team Jenni’ or ‘Team Roger’ crap? How about the two kids involved? No wait, lets all point fingers in a relationship we know nothing about except what we’ve seen on tv! And it’s all coming from one of the biggest dumpster fires of a network. A network that literally ruins lives and takes no blame for any of it.

    I’ve watched some of their family vlog videos on youtube and to be honest Jenni seems like a really miserable person to be around. I hope it cost her a pretty penny to get that restraining order in the middle of the night, no judge would ever sign off on something like that unless some ones life was in danger and considering Roger wasn’t even arrested, again I’m guessing she paid someone off. He probably got in bed and accidently touched her leg and she wigged out.

    Like Roger said and I believe, it’s all about money. With all this drama she can get the divorce done quicker so she wont have to split her income. And she can paint herself the victim in the process. MTV probably whispered in her ear about a new spin off being a single mom while raising a child with needs. Nicole getting involved is a whole other issue, Nicole is a serial cheater and Jenni knows it.

  3. team roger
    yes we only see a glimpse into everything. but every post minus those he’d do for that massage mat. are of his children, about his children. three sides to every story.

    but once you involve the authorities it’s out of your hands. she didn’t need to contact the police, she chose to, she took those kids from him by doing that act.

    1. Except he admitted that he was the one that called the police…Because Jenni is emotionally damaged and he didn’t want her to make up stories… But Roger is the one all over SM..

  4. I think this is all from stress. The stress of raising an artistic child. Maybe they need to step back from the situation. Take a breather from all of this. I know it can be stressful. Don’t fight in front of the kids.

  5. Team Roger – I think he has more integrity. Jenni has become a living breathing caricature to some extent. I’ve said before that her personality has become as fake as her looks. I don’t dislike her but Roger seems more legit to me at this point. He’s also 3 percenter which is another indication that he’s NOT an ass.

    Hoping they can find an amicable way to end their marriage and work together as parents. I know from firsthand experience what it’s like when the kids don’t come first and it ain’t fun! The consequences of selfish decisions by parents who are divorcing can be very far reaching.

    1. HAHHAHA!!!! Oh because he’s 3 precenter he must not be an ass!!! I am laughing my ass off!!! They are some of the BIGGEST TOOLS out there!!

        1. They still are. They are wayyy worse. Especially Lurch. His latest post s are scary as hell, meth induced rants! If she doesn’t leave after this I’m completely done watching her.

  6. I always though Roger was kind of a jerk. I hated the way he always blamed Jenni on the old JS every time they had a fight. It was always her fault, he was never wrong. On the first season of Snooki and Jwow he treated her like shit.

    I sure he likes the money she makes, though.

    I feel sorry for those kids.

  7. This is just sad all the way around. I tend to side with jenni tho. Roger has seemed rather unhinged lately. Could be wrong but he seems to either be drinking or drugging. If she was talking badly about roger to her kids that’s a big no no. Dont involve children in adult situations. Ever!!! Dont speak badly about the other parent either. When they are old enough they will figure it out. Let them be kids and dont have them worrying about things that they have no business worrying about.

  8. Yeah, I wonder if he stills holds a job. I feel for her. Get off social media Roger, that’s damaging to your kids. You met her while she was making that show, no surprise and now you have probably been living quite large from it, I’m sure. Rude awakening, she doesn’t want to deal with your nonsense anymore. Makes sense to me.

  9. Divorce is the best thing for everyone in that situation…JWoww, Roger, the kids….Jenni and Roger just need to call it quits. I was hoping they could work it out, but I don’t think this can be fixed.

  10. Only them two know what really happened but what Roger says, makes perfect sense to me because we have seen Jenni fighting Sam and HARD! I do think she is not in the best mental shape at the moment and hopefully they put this feud behind them for the sake of their two kids. Esp their son needs them now more than ever!

  11. Team jenni. He’s an Instagram dad always her fault she’s a bitch I’m such a good guy me me me her her her. Have lost all respect for him

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