The ‘Jersey Shore’ cast has changed so much since the show premiered in 2009. Before ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ returns for a new season, take a look back at how much the crew has changed in over a decade!
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is gearing up for a new season on Nov. 19. But first, MTV will air a two-part special event, Road to Vacation, on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. The new season will feature Deena Nicole Cortese, 33, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, 40, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, 34, Vinny Guadagnino, 32, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 34, Angelina Pivarnick, 34, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, 38. Snooki is still a part of the Jersey Shore family, but she’s not going to be on this season. While the drama is pretty much the same, the lives of these reality stars have drastically changed over the years.
We couldn’t give a rundown of all the famous faces of the Jersey Shore without mentioning Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 32! Since her time at the shore, Snooki’s evolution has been truly fascinating to watch. In 2014, Nicole married Jionni LaValle and went on to welcome three children — Giovanna, Angelo, and Lorenzo. Nicole also appeared on the season 17 reality competition series Dancing With The Stars where she was partnered with Sasha Farber. The pair made it all the way to week seven before their elimination. Between her family and appearances on TV, Nicole also released a book in 2011 entitled A Shore Thing. She released a second novel, Confessions of a Guidette, the same year. By 2012, she had released a third novel entitled, Gorilla Beach.
Mike has also gone through some pretty tumultuous changes in his life. The Situation was released from jail in September 2019 after serving an eight-month sentence for tax evasion. Beyond his serious run-in with the law, however, Mike’s personal life has truly flourished. After reconciling with his college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, the couple became engaged in April 2018 and married in November the same year, before Mike served his time in jail. The couple has also gone on to be incredibly honest about trying to conceive their first child. Mike and Lauren shared candidly that Lauren suffered a miscarriage following Mike’s release from jail. Now, things are turning around for Mike, as his focus is clearly on his wife and potentially growing his family.
JWoww has gone through a major transformation since her time on the reality TV series that made her famous. Jenni married Roger Matthews in October 2015, and the couple went on to have two children — daughter Meilani, 5, and son Greyson, 3. While navigating her divorce from Roger, it’s been her time with Greyson that JWoww has been incredibly candid about. The mother-of-two regularly documents Greyson’s journey following his Autism diagnosis. With the help of his applied behavior analysis therapist, Greyson has gone from barely speaking to identifying animals, shapes, and colors! Furthermore, Jenni has shown her fans what a doting mom she is.
Ronnie has had major ups and downs with his ex Jen Harley, 32. The couple welcomed a daughter, Ariana, in April 2018, but they broke up soon after. In January 2019, Ronnie entered rehab as he struggled with alcohol and depression. Ronnie and Jen continued to have an on-again, off-again relationship.
Ronnie was arrested in October 2019 after an alleged domestic violence incident with Jen. A few months later in January 2020, Jen and Ronnie were involved in another domestic violence incident. Ronnie and Jen have gone their separate ways for good, and Ronnie has moved on. He’s now dating Saffire Matos.