Thursday night’s Jersey Shore season premiere featured a number of surprising moments.
We saw Mike Sorrentino dye his hair blonde, and Vinny Guadagnino return to the East Coast … but not to move back in with his mother!
Of course, most of the shocking revelations had to do with the final days of Angelina’s marriage to Chris Larangeira.
Larangeira filed for divorce from Pivarnick at the beginning of this year.
But the premiere was shot at the end of last year, which meant that fans got a glimpse of how the relationship fell apart.
And for Angelina defenders, it was kind of a mixed bag:
Did Pivarnick cheat on Larangeira, as he alleged in his divorce filing?
Well, she definitely hit it off with one of her All-Star Shore co-stars — so much so that they took a trip to Mexico together, after spending two weeks partying in Spain!
But to her credit, she was quite open about all of it.
Much has been made of the fact that Mike Sorrentino “called out” Angeliners for sleeping around on Chris, but as we learned last night, she called herself out by sending him pics of her and Luis Caballero’s trip to Cancun.
“Luis is a guy that gave me some attention in Spain,” Angelina explained to her (surprisingly normal) sister.
“He’d say, ‘You’re beautiful, wow, Angelina, you look pretty tonight.’ I felt like a woman again. I was shocked. I still am shocked because I haven’t had that in a long time.”
Pivarnick went on to say that she and Chris had slept together only once in over two years of marriage.
In interviews leading up to the premiere, Angelina said that fans would be shocked by her honesty.
And she was right!
“I was very open and honest. I told everybody from the jump what happened,“ Angelina told In Touch the day before the premiere.
“Maybe that bit me in the ass a little bit, because here I am being honest and open. I’m literally gonna set the record straight when this whole thing airs.”
Amazingly, the show sort of set the record straight for her.
It was alleged that Angelina was hooking up with a different side-piece before she met Luis, but so far at least, there’s no evidence that that was the case.
“I didn’t have a side piece the whole entire time I was married. That’s another lie,” Pivarnick continued.
“I’m going to be open and honest on my Instagram page when I am allowed to about what’s not real. And what’s made up and a fake story. The timelines don’t add up.”
“It’s like I’m a car salesman sometimes where I’m trying to sell myself that I’m not a liar,” Angelina added in an interview with Us Weekly.
“Every single season I’ve been honest and open and I’ve proven myself [but] everyone’s, like, ‘She’s lying.’ I’m just sick and tired of being here. People don’t wanna believe me from now on? That’s on them.”
“I have timelines of when things [happened],” Pivarnick reiterated. “I don’t delete text messages. I don’t delete pictures.”
Now, the show did make it look like there was some overlap between Angelina’s marriage and her relationship with Luis, but Pivarnick says she can explain all.
“My husband and I split first, we split one time prior to the second time so we were separated. He was, and I was, hanging out, going out with my friends,” she said.
“I’m allowed. I was allowed legally. I’m just being honest. The timeframes are very off.”
As for the reasons that she and Chris decided to call it quits — well, Ange says it’s complicated:
“Sometimes in life, things don’t work out and I always wanna wish him the best,” she said.
“I don’t want any hard feelings. We knew each other for sixteen years. So I just wish him the best of the best. I want nothing bad in his life to happen to him. I just want him to be happy.”
Angelina was partially vindicated by the premiere — but let’s see what the rest of this season has in store!