Jenni “JWoww” Farley has come a long way since her days boozing and fist bumping on Jersey Shore. The now-married mother of two says she’s a totally different person who’s in bed by 10PM, and her only connection to her former life? Her enduring friendship (and continued reality TV career) with Snooki and other co-stars.
Since tying the knot with Roger Matthews and getting involved in home renovations and flipping, the reformed JWoww has found “tranquility.” The family spends much of their time at their Maine lake house. Jenni explains that she goes there to “find peace without cell phones or internet” and teach her children to “value taking a step back and be one with nature.”
The holidays are officially over, and as a reward for surviving the networks are bringing us new seasons of Celebrity Apprentice (with brand new host Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Teen Mom 2 season 8. There’s also an all-new episode of Vanderpump Rules.
It’s hard not to love anything that Nicole Polizzi does. Not only was she everyone’s favorite cast member on Jersey Shore, but she grew up, got her shit together, and somehow never became boring in the process.
As much as I love her, I never expected “Snooki” to parlay her Jersey Shore fame for as long as she has. My favorite thing about it is that Nicole seems to have a really great idea of who she is and doesn’t take herself too seriously. If anyone is in on the joke, it’s her. She made this clear with her latest project.
If you had told me back in 2010 that a post-Jersey Shore Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would appear on additional reality shows, my money would have been on Celebrity Rehab or some other franchise that reeks of Dr. Drew. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the fist pumping, cahhb cahhlling, Sunday dinner eating, GTL-ing, DTF-ing, Shore Store employees probably more than the average fan, but I didn’t really predict any sort of staying power. Of course, we all know I’m an idiot.
Not only has most of the cast matured and done very well for themselves, Snooki went on to star in a reality spin-off with bestie Jenni “J-Woww” Farley(with another one on the way!). She got married to Jionni LaValle, and the couple has two ridiculously precious children. While she still has a penchant for all things animal print, those giant sneaker slippers (I’m hoping) are a thing of the past. That’s right, guys, our little meatball is all grown up, and she’s embarking on a new reality endeavor for the FYI network. I think this is what is known as “adulting.”
If you haven’t found the perfect gift for your sweetie (or the ex who dumped you and whose Valentine’s Day you would like to ruin), reality stars have a plethora of fabulous (cough cough) products for you to chose from. Or perhaps a little post-Valentine’s Day love is in order and you want to surprise your special someone on a random day of the year.
Hey – love is in the air all the time, right?!
Below is our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts from your favorite reality star!
Also revealed this week, Tyra Banks will be joining Arnold Schwarzenegger in the boardroom. She will be replacing Ivanka Trump as an advisor. I’ll admit I’m not crazy about this choice, but nothing would keep me away from Porsha, Kyle, and Nicole battling it out. Check out the complete Season 8 cast below.
Remember when Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi and Jenni (JWoww) Farley were just two single gals living the Jersey Shore dream? Long gone are the days of Smush Rooms and hot tub debauchery. These days, Snooki and JWoww are more likely to be found running after their young children with their husbands, Jionni LaValle and Roger Matthews. Mother to Lorenzo and Giovanna, Snooki finds herself getting her inner Martha Stewart on as she navigates the world of DIY kids’ birthday parties and family crafts. Meanwhile JWoww is busy raising daughter Meilani while she and hubby Roger await the birth of their baby boy this spring! Reality Tea, along with a handful of other media outlets, recently got a chance to sit down with the BFFs to chat about their new filter-free show “Snooki & JWOWW: Moms with Attitude,” on millennial mom-focused network Awestruck. As always, the ladies kept it real!
If you could deliver one message to your fans, what would it be?
Jenni: “My message is for all the millennial moms out there. I’m just all about standing your ground on what really matters to your children. I know in the last few years it’s been really hard for women because they get torn in so many directions or they get judged for how they raise their children – whether they’re pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine, pro-this, anti-that. I’m all for self confidence and standing your ground and what you truly believe in.”
Nicole: “Agreed. Also, we want to keep the realness on our show of who we are…we just want to be 100% real when it comes to who we are and our parenting, and being moms. But not being regular moms – we’re the cool moms! Just like, you know, Mean Girls. So, we’re good parents, but at the same time, we still make time for ourselves when we can. I think what makes you a great mom is you obviously dedicate all of your time to your kids, but you also need to make time for yourself.”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is headed back to the Jersey Shore – but this time, she’ll be cleaning up messes instead of being the mess. Earlier today, Nicole and her husband, Jionni LaValle, announced that they’ll be starring in a new reality series, Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip. The premise reminds me of Flip or Flop – which I love – on HGTV. Nicole and Jionni will be flipping, with their own money, homes ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Nicole shared, “With spending so many summers growing up at the shore, and then finding love there with Jionni, we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to start our business together. Jionni has always wanted to flip houses, and with my love for interior design <she did an amazing job with her own house> and do-it-yourself crafts, this project is a dream come true. We are excited to bring our passions to television and can’t wait for our fans to see us on this journey.”