Roger Mathews Defends Jenni Farley: Best Mom EVER!

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Well, here's a development we certainly didn't anticipate.

In recent months, any new news surrounding the corrosive relationship between Jenni Farley and her ex-husband Roger Mathews has been bad news.

Jenni and Roger Throwback

The trouble started last year when Farley announced her divorce from Mathews.

At first, the split seemed to have taken place on amicable -- if not mutual -- terms.

Roger wasn't happy about the end of his marriage -- in fact, he posted several videos in which he begged Jenni to take him back -- but it seemed there was no bad blood between the exes.

Then the truth came out.

Roger Mathews and Jenni

Farley filed for a restraining order against Mathews and video that seemed to show Roger physically assaulting Jenni surfaced online.

Since then, Jenni has not held back in depicting Roger as a terrible husband and an even worse father.

Just last month, she accused Mathews of ditching his kids so he could go party.

Now, Roger has posted a video in which he responds to the months and months of negative press -- but it's not at all what we would've expected:

"Happy Memorial Day everyone," Mathews began his lengthy caption to the video.

"There seems to be an overflow of negative comments both toward me and toward Jenni on many of my posts still. I’m a big boy and a proud supporter of free speech, I can take it," he continued.

"Jenni also has tough skin and can take it however the comments as to who the better parent is, or who spends more time our children are unnecessary."

Jenni and Roger

Yes, it seems Roger is subtly acknowledging the criticism Jenni endured for spending Memorial Day Weekend with her new boyfriend Zack Carpinello.

From there, he addresses his past wrongdoing and makes it clear he's putting his kids' needs first going forward:

"I accept my responsibility in the divide I caused In the eyes of the public but I’ll always post about my children and if we can move past the negativity certainly it wouldn’t be too much to ask for everyone else to," Mathews wrote.

Roger Mathews, Kids

"We both love our children emphatically and always will," he concluded.

"It takes far more effort and energy to be negative than it does to be positive. Enjoy this beautiful day."

The clip itself shows Roger arriving home at night with his children in tow.

While it might be possible to interpret the post as a sort of humblebrag -- Mathews' way of touting what a stand-up guy he is by defending his ex as he cares for his kids over the holiday weekend -- that doesn't appear to be the case.

JWOWW and Roger Mathews at Trolls

Rather, it seems both Roger and Jenni are doing their best to move on from their messy split.

Recently, Mathews even referred to Carpinello as "a terrific guy."

Obviously, this is no guarantee that Jenni and Roger won't lock horns in the months and years to come.

But for now, it seems both parties are committed to their children's well-being, which is good enough for us.

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