When the world first learned that Jenni Farley was dating Zack Carpinello, the reaction among Jersey Shore fans was one of pure joy.
After all that she'd been through in the past year, it seemed that JWoww had finally found happiness in a stable relationship.
Sadly, things quickly took a turn for the worse, as it soon turned out that Carpinello -- "24," as he's known to some -- is a massive douche.
It's hard to know where to begin, as Zack was an absolute jackass from the second he first appeared on screen.
He was smug; he was controlling; he talked down to Jenni -- the whole was just painful to watch, particularly since Farley was fresh from an abusive marriage.
JWoww didn't seem particularly put off by 24's behavior, but the heady rush of a new romance can often cloud anyone's judgment.
Fortunately, her eyes were opened last week when an episode of Shore aired in which Carpinello could be seen groping Angelina Pivarnick while a heavily intoxicated Jenni slept just inches away.
Shortly after the episode, word got out that Jenni had dumped Carpinello.
Pivarnick was the first to respond with a weird, lingerie-themed message in which she sort of apologized to Jenni and sort of chastised Carpinello.
Now, 24 himself is breaking his social media silence with a weird, inspirational weight-lifting video:
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -Mahatma Gandhi." he captioned the above clip.
That same day, Zack quote-tweeted Ice T, who wrote:
“Never let someone else’s Negativity ruin your day. You can’t get your DAYS back. They’re toooo valuable.”
It may seem strange that Zack is the one offering up quotes about enduring hardship here -- and it definitely is.
As far as we can tell, this is part of Carpinello's effort to launch his professional wrestling career, which -- in retrospect -- probably motivated his decision to date Jenni in the first place.
Shortly after the episode aired, Farley made it clear that she and Carpinello were through:
“After seeing tonight’s episode I’m pretty hurt,” she wrote in an Instagram note.
“I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me,” Jenni added.
“For 5 months I was kept in the dark about this,” she continued.
“For 5 months I was naive, probably laughed at and made into a storyline 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.”
To be fair, the weight-lifting vid wasn't Zack's first post-breakup social media activity.
But his previous posts were obviously written by publicists:
”I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take full responsibility for,” he wrote.
“Jenni does not deserve any damage from anybody else. This is on me. I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well," Zack added.
“I love Jenni, with everything I have, I make this known to be every day. I will continue to do everything to make this known to her and her kids, who also have my heart. I will make it certain that nothing like this ever happen again, in any way regardless of outcome.”
Whatever you say, 24.