On Thursday night, tempers flared between two long-time Jersey Shore cast members and adversaries.
During filming of the latest episode? Yes. But also over social media during the airing of this latest episode.
As the past two installments of this MTV franchise have shown, there is major tension between Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Angelina Pivarnick — and it all has to do with Zack Clayton Carpinello.
This immature 24-year old got drunk and acted like a sexist buffoon several months ago, groping Angelina on the dance floor of a nightclub after JWoww (his girlfriend at the time!) passed out from alcohol intake.
This wasted escapade was featured last week’s Jersey Shore episode.
Then, last night, viewers witnessed the fallout of a sober JWoww waking up the day after this inappropriate action was taken… and being deceived by Carpinello in regard to what transpired.
Zack placed the blame on Angelina and alleged that she tried to kiss him.
In present day, after she watched the episode a few days ago and saw what actually went down between her then-boyfriend and veteran co-star, Farley broke up with Carpinello, writing at the time:
“For 5 months I was kept in the dark about this. For 5 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.
"One thing I learned from tonight’s episode is know your value. Don’t ever lower your standards."
Despite mostly blaming Zack for initating the flirting with Angelina, however, JWoww also had some harsh words yesterday for Pivarnick.
Live-Tweeting the episode, Farley posted the following online after witnessing Angelina knocking on her bedroom door and joking about having sex with both her and Carpinello:
“Grinding on someone’s man? Asking for a 3 some? Kissing someone else’s BF? That’s a blatant disregard of boundaries.”
Pivarnick, for her part, insisted she was just being playful.
“When I asked about a three some everyone knew it was a joke,” she wrote back, adding:
“I even knocked on their door and was laughing … I never had a three some in my life and I sure as hell wouldn’t want one at 33 years old.”
Farley wasn’t having it, though.
“Oh ok that makes sense,” she replied.
“Glad what you did was a joke, and u grinding on him was a joke… and u kissing him was a joke… BUT when he joked back, you made it seem like he was a creep and destroyed him in interview."
"Got it. Makes total sense now.”
Jenni’s beef with Angelina here seems to be less how she acted with Zack and more how she talked about him afterward.
That is: Angelina was joking and flirting right back during the night in question… but then later made it sound like Zach was totally in the wrong and acting against her will.
“Both are idiots but they instigated each other," Farley told a fan about Zack and Angelina, explaining:
"Only difference is Angelina gets to talk about it on the show… like if you were that uncomfortable tell me.. don’t tell others and text me how much fun it was.”
Again, it’s worth remembering that all the actions here actually transpired a long time ago.
Jenni and Angelina are just giving us their thoughts on what happened now, as the episodes play out on TV. And Zack is doing the same.
“I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take full responsibility for. … I sincerely apologize to Jenni," he said.
"I apologize to Angelina as well," he wrote last week on Instagram.
Stay tuned for the next chapter of this bonkers saga tonight.