When it comes to reality TV couples with complicated relationships, Jersey Shore‘s Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Zack Carpinello definitely come to mind. Although the longtime reality TV star and the professional wrestler may be on good terms, JWoww and Zack have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs. To learn more about their relationship, keep reading! 

Are JWoww and Zack Still Together?

The pair are still together and happily engaged in 2023! Although it’s been nearly two years since Zack popped the big question, he and Jenni are casually planning their wedding at their own speed.

In fact, the podcaster admitted that she has moments where she’s “trying” to plan the nuptials and there are moments where she’s “not trying.”

“I really want to do it out of the country, but then to do that you gotta kind of … rely on people abroad to do it,” Jenni told Us Weekly in January 2023.

JWoww and Zack Carpinello Relationship Timeline
Courtesy of Zack Carpinello/ Instagram

Although the MTV star has remained tight-lipped about walking down the aisle again, her costar and bestie Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi revealed that COVID “ruined” Jenni’s wedding planning momentum.

“She started to plan. I feel like right before COVID hit and then once that happened, she was like, ‘Forget it, like I’m over it. I don’t know, like when everyone can travel,’ because she wants a destination wedding, she wants it nice and intimate,” Snooki exclusively told Life & Style in October 2022.

She continued, “They’re basically married already, you know, going through the motions of living together and Zach’s already the stepdad like amazing to the kids. We’re just missing that celebration. … I feel like eventually, she should probably start [planning].”

When Did JWoww and Zack Start Dating?

In September 2018, Jenni filed for divorce from her now ex-husband, Roger Mathews. The following month, it looked as though the pair, who shares daughter Meilani and son Greyson, were giving their relationship another shot. However, come April 2019, Jenni revealed she had a new man in her life.

“We’re filming Jersey Shore right now, and we nicknamed him ’24,’” the MTV personality dished during an appearance on Snooki’s podcast, “It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey.”

The nickname “24” was the cast’s way of poking fun at JWoww and Zack’s eight-year age difference.

How Did JWoww and Zack Meet?

Prior to their romantic relationship, Zack was a mutual friend of Jenni and Roger. In fact, the Bethlehem, New York, native attended their October 2015 wedding.

In October 2016, Zack even gave Jenni and Roger a shout-out on their one-year wedding anniversary. “One year ago at #WowwWedding where I had an awesome time with @errrrrriccaaa and met amazing people like these two @candicekimberly and @wray_sean!” he captioned a photo booth picture via Instagram at the time.

When Did JWoww and Zack Break Up?

As mentioned, Jenni and Zack have been through a lot together — and that includes a brief split in the fall of 2019.

The drama all started when Zack was caught getting a little too friendly with Angelina Pivarnick during an episode of Jersey Shore. “After seeing tonight’s episode I’m pretty hurt. I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me,” JWoww wrote via Instagram after the episode aired. 

“For [five] months I was kept in the dark about this. For [five] 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,” Jenni added. “One thing I learned from tonight’s episode is know your value. Don’t ever lower your standards.”

Following her declaration, Zack took to Instagram to make a public apology: “I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take full responsibility for. … I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well.”

Thankfully, just weeks later, Jenni and Zack were able to reconcile, and by March 2021, they were engaged!