Happy birthday, JWoww!
The former Jersey Shore star Jennifer "JWoww" Farley turns 30 today (seriously, right?) and can you believe it's been seven years since she first popped up on our guilty-pleasure radar on Jersey Shore?
To celebrate the voluptuous New York native's big milestone, we wanted to take a moment and acknowledge all the awesome ways Jenni has changed since her first days on MTV, from classing up her wardrobe to swapping wild nights out at the club for cozy nights in with her husband and daughter.
JWoww shared a picture of her lovely family with her more than 4 million followers on Instagram. Look at that little angelic yawn! Clearly not interested in the potato science project going on there.
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At 23, JWoww, who was adored by most viewers, was a sensual man-eater who loved to drink and party. Jenni was given the extremely fitting name "JWoww" because of her attention-grabbing figure and outspoken personality.
As the years passed, Jenni's changed up the pace, abandoning the wild Jersey Shore in favor of quiet weekends with her husband, Roger Matthews, and their adorable 1 1/2-year-old daughter, Meilani. Instead of vodka, she now sips protein shakes or smoothies, which Meilani loves as well.
The recently married mother and entrepreneur (she has both a clothing and tanning product line) spends her time blogging, decorating and preparing for her and Roger's second child—baby No. 2 is due this May!
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Her Jersey Shore days included dark fake tanner and many trips to the tanning bed, with results that would range from sun-kissed to Oompa Loompa. Perhaps inspired by her tanning faux pas, the girl boss created her own tanning lotion that stresses the importance of safe tanning. Jenni is still bronzed and glowing, but in a much more subtle, natural way. We approve.
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Though undeniably sexy in skimpy tops and micro-shorts, JWoww is equally as stunning in the sweaters and classy suits she has been reaching for lately. We see much less of JWoww's va-va-voom physique these days, but sometimes less is more!
#tb to 5 years ago when I walked in Richie rich's "heatherette" show during NYFW. What a fun, crazy life I lived during the jersey shore. Glad I have these fun memories. I live with no regrets and can close the book on that crazy part of my life. Now it's all about babies and making memories as a family ?? love being in bed by 9pm lol @rogermathewsnj
Jenni posted this photo on her Instagram, looking back fondly on the "crazy part" of her life and sharing that she has no regrets, only happy memories.
And when the bodacious brunette is not working on the house or taking care of her family, Farley is working on a survival plan for the zombie apocalypse and shooting videos for #MomsWithAttitude, a web series she co-hosts with best friend and fellow Jersey Shore alumna Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Despite the noticeable transformation, though, we know one thing will never change: JWoww's loyal best-friendship with Snooki. The two used to share shots and clothes; now, they share babysitting duties, baby food recipes, diet and exercise tips, and pregnancy advice. (And maybe still clothes sometimes.)
The two have heartwarmingly remained supportive of each other throughout all the life milestones.
"Nicole... has been so good about giving me advice and helping me through my journey so far!!!" Farley shared on her website.
Their friendship has stayed strong through the ups and downs of the Shore and the struggles of motherhood and building families, and we can only see it getting stronger. Which makes us wonder...
What does Snooki have planned for her BFF's birthday?! Enjoy your special day, JWoww!