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JWoww in 2010
Jennifer Lynn Farley

(1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 33)
OccupationTV figure
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)Roger Mathews (m. 2015-2018; separated)

Jennifer Lynn Farley (born February 27, 1986),[1] also known as JWoww, is an American television personality. She first came to prominence as one of the eight main cast members in the MTV reality series Jersey Shore, and is a main cast member of its spin-off, Snooki & Jwoww. She has also made several appearances on other shows, such as TNA Impact!, Disaster Date and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.[2] Since 2015, she has starred in the web series Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude, which started on go90 before moving to the MTV YouTube channel in 2018.

Early life

Farley was born in East Greenbush, New York,[1] where she attended Columbia High School.[3] She later attended the New York Institute of Technology.[4] Before starting her career, she spent time working as a nanny for small children.[5] For a year, during which time she auditioned for Jersey Shore, Farley lived in Franklin Square, New York, on Long Island.[6] She is of Spanish and Irish descent.[7][8]She took a DNA test in 2019 to learn her full genetic background and it proved she also has a small percentage of Italian ancestry, a fact which surprised her as she had previously stated that she was not Italian like most of her Jersey Shore costars.[9]


Before Jersey Shore, Farley owned a graphic design business, Jenni Farley Designs, Inc. In December 2009, at the age of 23 years, Farley began appearing in Jersey Shore in which she and seven housemates spent the summer in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The second season was filmed in Miami, Florida, and then the third season returned to New Jersey. A fourth season of the series was filmed in Florence, Italy, and the final two seasons moved back to Seaside Heights.

Farley launched a line, "Filthy Couture," in a Las Vegas, Nevada runway show in July 2010. After four months of operation, the line ceased sales in October 2010 due to a threatened trademark lawsuit.[10] Farley stated that the brand was not over and a new line would be released.[11] In April 2011, MTV announced that it ordered two Jersey Shore spin-off series, one of which will feature Farley and castmate Nicole Polizzi. Twelve episodes were ordered for the first season. In 2010 she released a book titled The Rules According to JWOWW: Shore-Tested Secrets On Landing A Mint Guy, Staying Fresh To Death, and Kicking the Competition to the Curb. In 2012, she was sued for allegedly filming several episodes of her reality show without proper authorization from her landlord.[12]

In 2012, Farley and her Jersey Shore costar, Nicole Polizzi began starring in Snooki & JWoww, which premiered on MTV on June 21, 2012. The first season was filmed over the course of six weeks at a former two-story firehouse located near Grove and Mercer Streets in Jersey City, New Jersey,[13] followed Polizzi and Farley moving in together,[14][15] and was described as a modern-day Laverne & Shirley.[16] JWoww also hosted MTV's Club New Year's Eve 2013 with Polizzi and Jeff Dye to ring in 2013. The duo did star again in the second season of Snooki & JWoww, which followed the stars at their actual permanent residences, and premiered on January 8, 2013. It was renewed for a third season.[17]

In October 2011, JWOWW launched her official website[18]

In January 2013, Farley ranked in GQ magazine's "Sexiest 100 Ladies of the 21st Century" list.[19]

In 2015, Farley competed and won the seventh season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. Farley also made her feature film debut starring in the indie production, The Mint, in which she played the girlfriend of a record executive and also served as the film's executive producer.[20] Since late 2015, she has starred in Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude.

TV and film appearances

Year Title Character Notes
2009–2012 Jersey Shore Herself Credited as JWOWW
2011 Silent Library Herself Episode “Jersey Shore”
2012–2015 Snooki & JWoww Herself Credited as JWOWW
2012 The Three Stooges JWoww Cameo
MTV's Club New Year's Eve 2013 Herself Hosted with Snooki and Jeff Dye
2013 One Life to Live Nikki Recurring character
2014 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Jenni Farley/JWoww Main Cast
2015 Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Herself Contestant
2015–present Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude Herself
2015 The Mint Vicky Actress & Executive Producer
2016 Burgers, Brew & ‘Que Herself
2017 Jenni & Roger: Domesticated Herself
2018 Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Herself Revival

Personal life

Farley and Roger Mathews married in October 2015.[21] They have two children: daughter Meilani, born July 13, 2014,[22] and son Greyson, born May 5, 2016.[23][24] In September 2018, Farley filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[25]In the midst of her divorce from Mathews, on December 17, 2018, she reported to the police that her previous boyfriend Tom Lippolis, whom she had dated approximately 10 years ago, and had made appearances with her in the early seasons of Jersey Shore, attempted to extort $25,000 from her in exchange for not selling “her secrets” to the press. He was arrested for this crime on December 19, 2018.[26][27] In April 2019, it was announced that she is currently in a relationship with professional wrestler Clayton Carpinello.[28][29]


  1. ^ a b "Jenni "JWOWW" Farley". Booking Entertainment (Farley official booking agency). Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-03. Jenni "JWOWW" Farley was born on February 27, 1986 in rural East Greenbush, New York. At 21, Jenni left her upstate New York home for Manhattan, where she began a career in computer programming and graphic design with her business Jenni Farley Designs Inc.
  2. ^ "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars". WE tv. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ Amanda Talar (February 23, 2010). "JNormal to JWOWW". Times Union. Albany, New York. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  4. ^ Moylan. Brian. "The lost art of JWoww". Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi chat with Access Hollywood" (Interview). Access Hollywood. 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ Farley, Jenni (February 14, 2010). "Omg for the last time". Jenni Farley verified Facebook account. Archived from the original on November 28, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019. I lived in Franklin Square when I tried out for show! I never grew up there or went to carry! I am not from Long Island lol... Love FS but only lived there a yr
  7. ^ "Fox411 Exclusive: JWOWW reveals neither she nor Snooki is Italian!" Archived 2013-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Fox411. February 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "SHOCKER: Jersey Shore's JWoww and Snooki Are Not Italian". US Weekly. February 16, 2010.
  9. ^ Jersey Shore (27 January 2019). "Snooki & JWoww's DNA Test Results Will Shock You 💉Moms with Attitude - MTV" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Amy Odell (October 20, 2010). "JWOWW's Filthy Couture Clothing Line Shut Down". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  11. ^ "JWoWW Says Filthy Couture Clothing Line Is Not Over". StyleList. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
  12. ^ TMZ Staff, Jwoww Sued,, March 8, 2012
  13. ^ Huff, Richard (February 8, 2012). "MTV’s JWoww and Snooki spin into Jersey City after being kicked to the curb in Hoboken". Daily News.
  14. ^ "MTV Announces Two 'Jersey Shore' Spinoffs" (Press release). MTV. April 7, 2011. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "PHOTOS: Snooki, JWoww move into old Jersey City firehouse for 'Jersey Shore' spinoff". February 26, 2012.
  16. ^ "Snooki, JWoww: 'Jersey Shore' spinoff will be a modern-day 'Laverne & Shirley'". Fox News. February 8, 2012.
  17. ^ "'Snooki & JWOWW' Renewed for Third Season + MTV Greenlights 'Scream' Pilot - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  18. ^ "Jenni "JWoww" Farley Launches New Website with Live Chat Just in Time for 'Jersey Shore' Finale". Reality TV Magazine /]
  19. ^ Da Silva Villarrubia, Santiago Katriel (January 16, 2013). "GQ's Hottest Women: The Sexiest 100 Ladies of the 21st Century". The Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  20. ^ "My Movie Debut In 'The Mint'..." Jenni Farley | Official Website. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  21. ^ "JWoww Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2!". E! Online. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  22. ^ Marquina, Sierra (July 13, 2014). "Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Gives Birth to Baby Girl Meilani Alexandra Mathews!". Us Weekly.
  23. ^ Adams, Char (May 5, 2016). "Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Welcomes Son Greyson Valor". People.
  24. ^ Farley, Jenni (May 5, 2016). "So blessed to welcome our precious son Greyson Valor Mathews". Jenni Farley verified Instagram account. He arrived healthy at 6:03pm tonight
  25. ^ "'Jersey Shore' Star JWoww Files for Divorce". TMZ.
  26. ^ "Jenni 'JWoww' Farley's Ex Charged with Extortion After Allegedly Threatening to Sell Stories About Her".
  27. ^ "JWoww's Ex Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Extort Money From Her". 19 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Inside JWoww's Relationship With Zack Clayton Carpinello". E! Online. 26 April 2019.
  29. ^ "Jenni 'JWoww' Farley's Boyfriend Revealed: Meet Pro Wrestler Zack Clayton Carpinello".

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