Roger Mathews Appears to Have a Meltdown After JWoww Gets a Restraining Order

She had filed for divorce a few months ago and it looked like they may reconcile...until Thursday night.

By Corinne Heller Dec 14, 2018 3:53 PMTags

What reconciliation? Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews' relationship just went nuclear.

In September, it was revealed that the Jersey Shore star had filed for divorce from her husband, the father of their 4-and-1/2-year-old daughter Meilani and 2-and-1/2-year-old son Greyson. Mathews later vowed to win JWoww back and for a while, it looked like they were heading toward a reconciliation; he took her on a romantic date to celebrate their three-year anniversary, while the whole family later celebrate Halloween together. But it all came crashing down on Thursday night.

In 10 videos posted on Instagram, Rogers documents what appears to be a personal meltdown after some intense drama between the two. He said that he and JWoww got into an argument, with their daughter caught in the middle, and that he called the police, who responded and then left, after which he was woken up at 2 a.m. by officers again, this time to escort him out of the house, as his wife had filed a restraining order against him.

No arrests were made. A few of the videos were taken in the back of a squad car.

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"Certain events transpired last night which lead Jenni to involve authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so," JWoww's team said in a statement on Instagram in response. "Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are entirely false, misleading, and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light. She is proud to be a hard working parent who provides for her children."

"While we have chosen not to comment further, we will note that a judge immediately ruled in Jenni's favor and issued a temporary order of protection last night," the statement said. "Please respect Jenni's decision for privacy in an effort to protect herself and her children during this time."

Mathews soon responded in another video, saying JWoww's statement, in his opinion, "implies that I put somebody, whether it'd be my children or another person, in harm's way of some sort, and that is just so mind-blowing to me to even make that suggestion."

"I am not the violent one," he said. "I assure you. And I don't want to have to prove that, I do not want that to go down the road, but I'm prepared, 'cause I have to be because I'm just dumbfounded, I can't believe a person would do this to me and not let me see my kids."

Mathews said he and JWoww had a disagreement over her leaving their home to work after allegedly promising their daughter, who has the flu, she would spent the next day with her.

He said the reality star became "completely uncontrollably emotional, as she always does," and declared she was calling the police. He said he phoned them himself, because he "knew she would make some false police report."

"While she's screaming in my daughter's face, 'Your father's a piece of s--t, he's out of here, he's out of here, I'm sorry I ever had children with him,' to my 4-and-1/2 year old daughter, who's spanking me in the butt saying, 'You're bad, Daddy,'" he said. "I called the police to preemptively get ahead of what I thought she was going to do."

He said officers arrived to the home, "for the first time in seven years."

"Because I called them, because my wife was hysterically shouting at me, yelling at me that she was calling the police," he said. "So I said, alright, she's gonna make up some fake story, let me call them."


Mathews said he left to do a podcast with a friend and then returned home and went to sleep.

"I get woken up at 2 o'clock in the morning, sound asleep, by two officers who said she contacted a judge and filed a restraining order, so I'm currently in the back of a police car," he said, later asking the driving cop, "Say hello, officer," who responds, "What's up guys?"  

In a video showing him on a couch, he starts crying.

"So I'm trying to stay composed here. Um, nobody wants to see a video of a sobbing, f--king old man," he said. "Unfortunately, I don't know why I'm on this end of it, but is that my ex cannot control her emotions in front of our children and literally turns my child against me. My daughter, the look in her eyes...'cause her mother can't wait until they go to sleep to have a disagreement, she has to do it in front of them. The look in my daughter's eyes, the misunderstanding she had towards her dad and hitting me in the butt 'cause I upset her mother, 'cause her mother can't control her emotions."

On Friday morning, he posted another video, saying, "It's 7 o'clock in the morning. I haven't slept a wink. I'm up because every day for the last 2-and-1/2 years when I get up with my son, 6 or 7 o'clock in that range, he's up, crawling all over his daddy. I'm not with him this morning. I'm not with him because his mother is so hate-filled towards his father that she would do something like this."

"I'm not allowed to speak to my children," he said. "I'm not allowed to go get clothes, I'm not allowed to step foot in the house that I've lived in for eight years. I miss my kids, man. It's just wrong. It's wrong."

JWoww's Jersey Shore co-star and bestie Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi soon came to her defense and also posted on Instagram a video of a Nest Cam showing JWoww discussing the restraining order with an officer. She tells him that Mathews "should be allowed" to see their kids" and is "not a bad dad."




"My best friend has been going through A LOT these past few months and my heart breaks for her," Snooki wrote on Instagram. "She always tries to keep her situations off social media for the sake of the kids, but her voice needs to be heard to. She has tried everything in her power to keep things civil FOR THE KIDS and she's a damn good mother. She doesn't leave her kids for months at a time for work. She leaves filming to care for her children that you don't see."

"Her character is being tarnished and I'm here to show what's really going down," Snooki continued. "She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad. Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result. YOU'RE AN AMAZING MOTHER AND PERSON and all of us who truly know you know this. There is more to the story that's being told. Stop attacking her."