Then and now! The Jersey Shore cast has changed so much since season 1 first premiered in 2009. Photos of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, , , Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola show how the cast has transformed from our favorite fist-pumping beachgoers to parents and spouses.
Most of the crew, minus Sammi, returned to television for the reboot Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, and fans couldn’t believe how different the lives of the MTV stars were since their OG clubbing days at Karma.
Snooki and JWoww are pros when it comes to the whole parenting thing, as they became moms over five years ago. Nicole shares kids Lorenzo, Giovanna and Angelo with husband Jionni LaValle. Jenni has two beautiful children — daughter Meilani and son Greyson — with ex-husband Roger Mathews. The reality babe got engaged to longtime boyfriend Zack Clayton Carpinello in March 2021.
Deena Cortese, who joined the Jersey Shore cast in season 3, married Christopher Buckner in 2017. They share sons Christopher John (a.k.a. CJ) and Cameron.
The ladies aren’t the only ones with mini-mes! Pauly has a daughter named Amabella with a woman named Amanda Markert, and Ronnie shares daughter Ariana with ex Jen Harley. Mike and wife Lauren Sorrentino (née Pesce), who wed in November 2018, welcomed son Romeo in 2021 and daughter Mia Bella Elizabeth on January 24, 2023.
There have been a lot more life updates besides kids, too. Sammi quit Jersey Shore in 2012 and found love off camera. She got engaged to boyfriend Christian Biscardi in March 2019, but they never made it down the aisle before their 2021 split. Angelina Pivarnick walked down the aisle with now-husband Chris Larangeira in November 2019, but they have since gone their separate ways.
As for Vinny, he totally slimmed down, thanks to his dedication to the Keto diet. He and Pauly tried their hand at finding love on their own reality dating show, Double Shot at Love, but the “Keto Guido” appears to be single at the moment. However, Pauly met his longtime girlfriend Nikki Hall during season 1.
Despite babies, marriages and new relationships, they are still the same people. Scroll through the gallery to see photos of how much the Jersey Shore cast has changed over the years!