"I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me," says Jenni Farley.
UPDATED at 4:55 p.m. PT on October 11, 2019: Zack posted an apology to Jenni and Angelina on Instagram early Friday evening.
"I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take responsibility for," he wrote. "Jenni does not deserve any damage from anybody else. This is on me. I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well."
"I love Jenni, with everything I have, I make this known to her every day," he continued. "I will continue to make this known to her and her kids, who also have my heart. I will make it certain that nothing like this ever happen again, in any way regardless of the outcome."
In the midst of finalizing her bitter divorce from Roger Mathews, Jenni found love with her best friend's little brother, who came to be known among her "Jersey Shore" family as "24." But shortly after meeting the gang for the first time in Las Vegas, Zack took a strange liking (or disliking?) to Angelina Pivarnick, who returned to the reboot of the series last year.
Angelina insisted Zack got handsy with her at a nightclub, after he grilled her about her sex life. Jenni was there, but she was admittedly so drunk that she doesn't "even remember seeing Vinny that night."
"After seeing tonight's episode I'm pretty hurt," she wrote on Instagram immediately after the footage aired. "I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me. For 5 months I was kept in the dark about this. For 5 months I was naive, probably laughed at and made into a story line that will forever haunt me."
"My heart hurts on so many levels," she added. "One thing I learned from tonight's episode is know your value. Don't ever lower your standards."
But fans called out JWoww for "treating Angelina like shit" ever since she made her return to the show, despite Jenni's claim that she considered her a "friend." Others felt Farley should be more upset with Zack than with Angelina.
"This is for both of them," Jenni maintained, adding, "She was all over him too. I saw her ass in his face. Real friend there. She stirred the pot knowing it would end up on TV. If she was a true friend, she would've checked him and then came straight to me. She lived for the drama and straight disrespect."
TooFab has reached out to Farley, Pivarnick, Carpinello and MTV for comment.
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Below is a breakdown of the events that prompted the split:
After a boozy dinner in Sin City, Zack, Jenni, Angelina and Deena Cortese stumbled their way to Drai's Nightclub and met up with Vinny Guadagnino, who noticed his roommates were all "hot messes." Jenni could barely keep her eyes open.
Eventually, she started grinding on her man, while Angelina did the same to Jenni. At one point, Angelina leaned in and kissed both Zack and JWoww. It looked like the three pecked on the mouth, but from the camera angle, it was hard to tell. Farley didn't seem to mind, but then again, she also couldn't stop falling over and leaning on people. Vinny said he had never seen her so trashed.
"I don't remember any of it," she later admitted to an off-camera producer. "I swear. Oh, This is embarrassing."
Jenni was so wasted that she ended up sitting on the floor with her head in between Zack's legs. That's when Angelina started dancing by his side. She sat next to him, so he put his arm around her lower waist/hip. Angelina's eyes immediately bugged out of her head, later telling the camera that "his hands are big, so it was on my ass and my side."
He pulled her in close and said, "Are we friends now?" Angelina gave Zack her hand and smiled. He then grabbed her legs, so she got up and again started dancing next to him.
"One minute he's asking me about my sex life, the next minute he's grabbing me! He doesn't know what boundaries are. This is gonna be a problem," Pivarnick said in a later confessional, insisting she wanted no part of what was happening.
Vinny, who was nowhere near as drunk as the others, claimed he saw Carpinello "grabbing Angelina's ass a little bit" and knew Jenni would've lost her mind had she seen the exchange.
In the elevator on their way out of the venue, Zack had his arm around JWoww. He looked over at Angelina and put his other arm around her. As he leaned in, she stared straight into the camera and the episode ended.
"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.