Roger Mathews Sticks Up for Estranged Wife Jenni Farley; Asks ‘Jersey Shore’ Fans to Stop Criticizing Her Parenting

“Can’t we all just get along?”

Despite the fiasco that is Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Roger Mathews’ divorce, the father-of-two surprisingly came to his ex’s defense earlier this week.

The Jersey Shore star was attacked by fans after being out and about with her new boyfriend, Zack Carpinello, last weekend. Fans were claiming that, with Jenni seemingly spending so much time away from her children, Roger may be a better parent, but Roger was quick to shut those claims down in a post to his Instagram account.

“There seems to be an overflow of negative comments both toward me and toward Jenni on many of my posts still,” he wrote. “I’m a big boy and a proud supporter of free speech, I can take it. Jenni also has tough skin and can take it however the comments as to who the better parent is, or who spends more time our children are unnecessary.”

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Happy Memorial Day everyone. There seems to be an overflow of negative comments both toward me and toward Jenni on many of my posts still. I’m a big boy and a proud supporter of free speech, I can take it. Jenni also has tough skin and can take it however the comments as to who the better parent is, or who spends more time our children are unnecessary. I accept my responsibility in the divide I caused In the eyes of the public but I’ll always post about my children and if we can move past the negativity certainly it wouldn’t be to much to ask for everyone else too. We both love our children emphatically and always will. It takes far more effort and energy to be negative than it does to be positive. Enjoy this beautiful day.

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Of course, just months ago, Roger himself was claiming that Jenni was a less-than-great mother to their daughter Meilani and son Greyson. He also addressed that in his recent posts.

“I accept my responsibility in the divide I caused in the eyes of the public but I’ll always post about my children and if we can move past the negativity certainly it wouldn’t be too much to ask for everyone else, too,” Roger said. “We both love our children emphatically and always will. It takes far more effort and energy to be negative than it does to be positive.”

Fans were quick to attack Roger’s ex in the comments section.

“It seems like you spend more time with the kids than their own mother,” one person wrote in the comment section of Roger’s Instagram post.

“All I see is kids, kids, kids on your posts,” another wrote. “The mother is out partying with her new boyfriend and drinking and barely see posts with the kids. Sad.”

Of course, Meilani and Grayson spend time with their mother as well, and it turns out they’ve also been hanging with Jenni’s new boo — which is why another user added, “New dude shouldn’t even be around the kids yet.  I’m sorry but I’m really disappointed in Jenni overall.”

The mother-of-two recently opened up about how the kids get along with her new man.

“[Meilani] honestly probably likes him more than me at this point, because he’s cooler and will do a lot more,” Jenni told Entertainment Tonight of Zach, who is the brother of Jenni’s friend. “And I’m like, the mom yelling in the background. But it’s fine. I’ll let him have his moments.”

Jenni and Roger have come a long way in their parenting in the past few months. The ‘Jersey Shore’ star recently told People that she’s hopeful they’ve made it through the darkest times.

“I’ve always wanted to be amicable. I’ve always wanted to put my kids first and that’s what we’re really trying to do right now,” she said. “There’s always going to be drama because you have two people that are very hard headed, and we have two kids together. At the end of the day, we love our children and we want what’s best for them, so I think we’re over the hump and I’d like to say it’s smooth sailing from now on. We’re doing really well though. My biggest thing is to keep it off social media.”

RELATED STORY: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Jenni Farley Calls Out Ex Roger Mathews for Ditching His Kids to Go “Rage” During His Parenting Time 

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15 Comments

  1. Shut the fuck up.. if nething Jenny is Boss assholes…oh yeah your perfect…look at yourself before u talk shit…yeah I said it!!! U just jealous!!! FUCK OFF…JS


  2. Posting more pictures doesn’t mean he’s with the kids more. Seriously, wtf. That’s such a stupid critique. Most parents don’t chronicle every moment on Instagram.


    1. U know wat Jenny is the most respectable out of all the cast. She’s bad ass…she’s maintained left that bitch n met roger n now thats her husband n her babys father… so wat u gonna do quit acting a fool. U wish it was u…oh yeah if u went viral im sure ud give it all up too. Lol u full of shit quit acting like a bitch…n giving Jenny shit she’ll kick your ass bitch…lol js…haha


  3. Here’s an idea…stop posting all your drama on the internet.

    No one would know anything about her parenting if she put her phone down.


  4. That’s rich… just a couple months ago, roger was saying Jenni was a less than stellar mother. Now she’s mother of the year. He must’ve gotten a divorce settlement. It DOES seem that he’s with the kids more, or at least posts pictures with them more. IMO, it’s way early to be bringing a new man around her kids, let alone a 24 year old one who is most likely still living that party lifestyle and doesn’t have kids and probably isn’t in this for the long haul. She’d lose her damn mind if Roger brought a new woman around their kids, bet on that.


    1. I agree. He got the payday he was begging for like the creep he is. He’s a gaslighter and manipulator so of course he posts pix more often. The boy can now talk because jenni got him a speech therapist which roger did not want so she is definitely a decent mom. The new guy seems a lot more normal than roger but way not her guido gorilla juice head type.


    2. Either Roger got a divorce settlement or he got some sort of closure. I’m not sticking up for the guy, because I don’t know if he was abusive or not (not my marriage). What I will say though, is that my divorce a few years ago officially done was actually the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life.

      I had physical pain from the emotion, cried way more than I’ve ever done my whole life, and regret some of my behaviors in the time that followed the separation. It was actually my first experience with “grief” (he didn’t physically die). My point is that it is so easy to judge others after tragedies such as divorce but sometimes an entirely different perspective is obtained actually being in someone else’s shoes.


      1. Taxi outside of a loved one dying, divorce is one of the most painful things to deal with. It is like a death in a sort of way, the end of a relationship, so there are bound to be some sad things mixed in with maybe some exciting changes. I was happy I got a divorce, but it was tough to go through


        1. Usually only for the one who doesn’t want the divorce. 🤣🤣🤣 the one who wants out is celebrating.


      2. Recently divorced here. It’s so awful in so many ways that just come out of nowhere. You think you’re better but then something else comes up. It’s so bad. 🙁

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