On Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2 (side note: MTV, feel free to trim down that title. Everyone just calls it Jersey Shore, anyway.) most of the drama centers around Ronnie Magro's relationship with Jen Harley, or the sexual tension between Vinny and Angelina.
But in the real world, it's the sad story of Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews that's captured the attention of Shore fans.
In case you haven't heard Jenni has filed for divorce from Roger, but he's not willing to give up on his marriage.
Mathews has been pleading with Farley for a second chance, but it seems she has her mind made up.
However, Roger isn't willing to admit defeat -- in fact, he's ramping up his efforts to win Jenni back.
Take a look:
The Happy Couple
It wasn't all that long ago that Roger and Jenni were still doing public appearances as a couple, still very much in love as far as fans knew.
Short But Sweet
Jenni and Roger were only married for three years, but their relationship was regarded as the most stable among the Shore cast members.
Many fans were stunned by the news that Jenni had filed for divorce from the father of her two children.
And what played out next might have been even more suprising.
Not Giving Up
Not content to simply walk away from his marriage, Mathews took to social media to publicly plea for a second chance.
Roger posted this video on Instagram. In it, he explains Jenni's motives for filing for divorce and reveals that he's not yet giving up on his marriage.
The Harsh Truth
“My wife filed for divorce, it’s true. I don’t blame her," Mathews told fans.
The Daily Grind
"There’s no cheating, or any dumb sh-t," Mathews continued. "She just grew tired of the repetitive pattern that we fell into.”
Sources close to Farley confirm that there was no precipitous event that led to the divorce.
Falling Out of Love
"She was just unhappy, and she wasn’t in love with him anymore,” one insider told Radar Online.
Her Mind's Made Up
"Roger has been trying everything he can to change her mind, but her mind is made up. She’s done," the source added.
Back to Work
Part of the problem, it seems, is that Jenni has been focusing on the return of Shore, which has required nearly non-stop work and travel.
Having It All
"She realized she is still young, and she doesn’t have to give up her career just because she is a mom,” the insider said.
“JWoww is over Roger and as far as she is concerned, they aren’t getting back together,” says a separate source.
Sign of Hope?
On Halloween, Jenni and Roger posted a photo together, leading some fans to the conclusion that they had mended their relationship.
A Temporary Situation
Sadly, it seems that was a one-day reunion for the sake of Roger and Jenni's kids.
For the Kids
“Jenni arranged a Halloween family photo shoot for daughter Meilani over the weekend because she’s obsessed with Disney and Moana, but that’s the only reason she did it," says the insider.
The Sammi Situation
Now the relationship drama is playing out on a very unexpected stage -- the Instagram page of Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola.
Sammi on the 'Gram
Remember Sammi Sweetheart! She's still a thing! And apparently, she's still involved in Jersey Shore drama.
Sammi posted a pic with a caption reading, “Fun fact.. my mom took this photo.”
Roger's Got Jokes
Roger replied to her comment with “Fun fact. My wife finds me repulsive.”
It's All About Tone
That may sound sad, but as longtime Shore fans know, Jenni and Roger have always shared a very dark, dry sense of humor.
Ya Gotta Laugh At Yourself
“Your comments give me life. Team Jenni&Roger forever,” wrote one fan in response to Roger's comment.
“Your sense of humor is wasted on most people! Excellent," remarked another follower.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Roger's heartfelt overtures or his jokes will be enough to win back the famously hard-hearted Jenni. The girl's not one to question her own decisions.