Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi isn’t alone when it comes to wanting to take a break from Jersey Shore. Jenni “JWoww” Farley threatened to leave Season 4 of Family Vacation if Deena Cortese decided to meet with Angelina Pivarnick. Much of the season has focused on everyone making amends after the disastrous wedding speech, with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino stepping in as the group’s mediator. While he was able to get Deena to soften up to the idea of talking to Angelina, Jenni threatened to leave the season if Deena went through with it.
When all of this was going down, Deena and Mike (along with his wife, Lauren Sorrentino) didn’t know that MTV was filming. Ronnie Magro walked by the trio while they were plotting, and lamented in a confessional that of course MTV was filming their secret meeting–they’re on a TV show after all.
After the episode debuted, Jenni didn’t seem too bothered that Deena told Mike and Lauren about the threat. “Well sheeeetttttt,” she wrote on the Jersey Shore Instagram page, adding laughing emojis.
Some fans weren’t as impressed, as claimed Jenni was being unreasonable. “Wow jenni congratulations for showing your true colors,” one person wrote under her comment.
“Never was a fan of Jenni,” another person added. “Thinks she’s all that. She does try and control Deena because Deena is sweet and Jenny takes it for weakness.”
A third accused Jenni of being a character from Mean Girls. “Jenni’s the real Regina George at this point,” they said. “She really thinks she can control her friend like that. 🤢 Don’t listen to her, D! A real friend wouldn’t care who you’re friends with.”
Some Fans Called Jenni a ‘Puppet Master’
Some Jersey Shore fans have accused the star of being “puppet master” after the latest episode.
The theme of Season 4 of Family Vacation has been for Deena and Jenni to make amends with Angelina after her wedding disaster, which led to Snooki quitting the series. Jenni’s resistance–and how she was pressuring Deena to follow her lead–led some Reddit users to accuse her of being controlling.
A Reddit discussion named “Jenni strong-arming Deena” garnered dozens of upvotes.
“Anyone else think it’s f***ed up jenni told Deena she better not sit down with Angelina or she’s not coming to the hotel? Deena can be friends with whoever tf she wants,” user aj2122 wrote.
The topic garnered nearly 50 comments, with a majority of people agreeing. “Jenni is a big a** puppet master and that’s why I don’t like her,” one of the most popular comments said.
“Jenni is so controlling,” another top response read. “With Nicole gone, she now is latching onto Laurens & Deena to stay afloat… Her text to Deena really showed her true colors.”
The person also found it suspicious that no one from the cast confronted Jenni online after the episode debuted. “Anyone else find it weird no one from the cast was tweeting about the Jenni part!? They stayed silent or vague,” they continued. “She probably threw a temper tantrum and told everyone not to comment on it.”
Deena Tried to Secretly Confess to Mike & Lauren
It was Deena who revealed Jenni’s secret text message to Mike “The Situation” and Lauren Sorrentino. Mike has been working hard to get everyone to make up, and he urged Deena to make amends with Angelina. With the wedding debacle having taken place months ago–and everyone being in the same spot–Deena seemed like she was ready to end the feud, but Jenni didn’t want her to.
Deena talked to Mike and Lauren in the hall of the hotel hoping the cameras wouldn’t catch her. “This is between me and you,” she said, apparently unaware that MTV had everything under surveillance. “I wanna make sure they can’t hear me right now.”
She then divulged what Jenni had messaged her, threatening: “Don’t give in to them at all or I’m not coming.”
Deena didn’t like being pressured. “I don’t need her telling me if I should or should not sit down. I came here not expecting to do it, and I have to prepare myself,” she told her friends.
The Guys Were Shocked by Mike’s Rendezvous
Mike immediately told the other guys about Jenni’s text, sending a message of his own to Ronnie Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly Delvecchio.
The guys were shocked to hear Jenni was pressuring Deena not to meet with Angelina. “It’s like Game Of Thrones now,” Vinny said.
The boys seemed most surprised that Mike thought he had avoided MTV cameras. “I am in shock,” Vinny said. “I don’t think Mike knows that he was on camera! After 10 years of being on TV, the guy still doesn’t realize that what you talk about on a reality TV show set gets caught on camera.”
A producer then confirmed that everything Mike had said and done was filmed. He was most afraid of Jenni’s reaction. “Everybody gonna be mad at me now,” he said. “Jenni’s gonna start staking me out.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss Season 4 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation when it airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on MTV.