Jenni Farley, our beloved JWoww, is going through a rough time right now.
She's divorcing her husband, Roger Mathews, and the divorce is getting extra nasty.
Like, nasty enough to require a restraining order.
On top of that, she's raising two small children, one with special needs, and it's just got to be a lot to deal with, right?
So of course it's prime time for her gross ex, Tom Lippolis, to come back into the picture.
Tom just got arrested for trying to weasel his way back into Jenni's life, just in time for Christmas.
What a gem he is ...
JWoww is an absolute darling, and she's provided us with so many years of such quality reality television. She deserves only good things.
But goodness knows that's not what she's getting.
Dang It, Roger
For the past few months, we've been hearing all about JWoww's divorce with Roger Mathews, the guy she originally met on Jersey Shore and the father of her two children.
What a Mess
She filed for divorce in September, he kept talking about how he was going to win her back, and they did seem to get back together for a while.
But earlier this month, they got into an argument about how much she works, and things escalated so much that she got a restraining order against him and police escorted him away from their home.
Roger has said a whole, whole lot of things about the incident, and about Jenni. The gist of it is that she's a drama monster who is trying to keep him from their children because she may be the actual devil.
Except Snooki released a video from their home security footage that shows JWoww telling police that he's "not a bad dad," and also Roger shared a photo with his son after everything went down, so ... that was a lie.
We're still not sure exactly what happened that night or how things will work going forward, but we do know that things are worse than they've ever been between them.
So what a great time for another ex to sneak back into her life, right?!
Oh, Tom ...
Jersey Shore fans will remember Tom Lippolis as the guy JWoww was dating at the beginning of the show ... and for the guy she broke up with in the messiest way.
What a Creep
Things were never great between them -- he was controlling and jealous, and she was ... well, she was a Jersey Shore cast member. How could things possibly last?
They argued on that iconic duck phone countless times, but things finally ended when he up and moved out of their home in 2010, stealing some items like her mattress and her hard drive in the process. He also left her dogs there alone, which was a truly awful touch to an already awful breakup.
At this time, JWoww had already met Roger and while she hadn't cheated on Tom, things were definitely a little flirty. So she got her dogs, police helped her get back the stolen items, and Tom was gone.
Dun Dun DUN
Yep, Tom is back in JWoww's life. And since there's a mug shot involved, you know it's going to be bad.
According to the local police department's Instagram page, because apparently that's a thing, "On December 17, 2018 Jenni L. Farley reported to the Toms River Police Department that an ex-boyfriend, Thomas Lippolis, had attempted to extort $25,000 from her in exchange for not divulging secrets to the media about Farley."
It turns out that Tom had been reaching out to JWoww's publicist with the threat, and after an investigation, police arrested Tom on December 19th and he was charged with third degree extortion.
What a Nightmare
And in a statement of her own, JWoww touched on what happened.
“I would like to applaud the Toms River Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their professionalism, expedited response time and unwavering attention to detail that resulted in an immediate arrest after I was the target of a serious crime," she said.
“I feel fortunate to have the support of law enforcement of this caliber on my side, which has thankfully kept me and my children safe from those who have sought to victimize me."
"While I am unable to comment any further in light of the ongoing investigation, I offer to you that I will share more once this matter is concluded, but in the meantime ask that you please respect the private nature of these legal matters so that the authorities may properly conduct their business operations," she concluded.
In the police department's Instagram post, they made sure to point out that although Tom was arrested and charged with extortion, he's still innocent until proven guilty.
SUCH a Creep
But looking back on his behavior from the early days of Jersey Shore ... it's pretty believable that he'd do something like this, right?
Nope, Nope, Nope
Remember, this is the same guy who tried to sell naked pictures of her that were taken when she was under anasthesia for surgery. He's not above this.
Here's hoping that in 2019, JWoww is able to move forward with her life, away from sketchy exes who try to bring her down!