When fans first met Jenni “JWoww” Farley on Jersey Shore in 2009, they probably never predicted the self-proclaimed “praying mantis” would turn into the woman she is today. In just eight years, she’s gone from man-eater to mama — and it’s at least partially due to husband Roger Mathews.

As soon as Jenni met the now 41-year-old, she was smitten. Soon, the two had a solid relationship that made Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s drama look childish. Fast forward nearly a decade, and they’re still going strong — with two little ones to boot!

Coming off of the recent Jersey Shore reunion, it’s time we check in on Jenni’s devoted hubby. Scroll down for an update on Roger in 2017.

Where is Roger Mathews from?

Though he looks like the typical Jersey bro, Roger originally hails from the small New England town of Cherryfield, ME. In fact, he and Jenni purchased a second home together there!

How did Roger Mathews meet Jenni?

Though fans didn’t meet Roger on Jersey Shore until later, he and his future wife started hanging out while she was filming Season 1 in the summer of 2009. It wouldn’t be until two seasons later that he became a true guest star on the show.

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Was Roger Mathews on Jersey Shore?

Viewers were introduced to Roger in Season 3, when he and JWoww reconnected during a night out at Karma. At first, she was furious to find out that he had a girlfriend. But clearly, that didn’t stick, and they later became official.

When did they get married?

In Sept. 2012, Roger popped the question to the reality star. Due to her first pregnancy, however, they didn’t tie the knot until over three years later. On Oct. 18, 2015, they married in an extravagant Keyport, NJ, affair attended by friends, family, and her cast mates. At the reception, they revealed she was pregnant with their second child.

How many kids do Roger and JWoww have?

Jenni and Roger have two children: daughter Meilani Alexandra, 3, and 17-month-old son Greyson Valor.

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What does Roger Mathews do for work?

Though his wife lives the glamorous life of a TV personality, Roger’s career is shockingly normal — he’s a truck driver! The gig keeps him so busy that Jenni had to start working out with the 6’3″ muscleman so she could fit into his crazy schedule.

How many tattoos does Roger Mathews have?

The father-of-two is covered in body art, including full sleeves, a neck-to-tail bone skull and snake tat, and a replica of Meilani’s feet on his ribcage — which matches his wife’s. It’s not clear exactly how many he has, though one site estimates it’s over 100.