Thursday night’s two-part Jersey Shore season premiere saw the guidos trading in the fisg-pumping joy of young adulthood for the challenges that accompany marriage, parenthood, and encroaching middle-age.
Much of the installment dealt with Mike Sorrentino’s legal crisis, but The Sitch wasn’t the only one enduring some intense drama on the formerly lighthearted series.
Jenni Farley has been remarkably candid about her ongoing family troubles over the past year, but on Thursday’s episode she opened up like never before about her son’s medical issues.
Three-year-old Greyson suffers from an autism spectrum disorder as well as severe OCD.
In a tearful conversation with Deena Nicole Cortese, Jenni recalled a recent painful episode in which her son became physically aggressive with her at an airport.
She also discussed a matter that many parents in her position might have shied away from — the impact that her son’s struggles had on her marriage.
These days, Jenni is in the process of divorcing Roger Mathews, and she’s repeatedly made it clear that there were many factors in her decision.
First and foremost, of course, is the abuse Farley allegedly suffered at Mathews’ hands.
But while Roger’s temper may have been the biggest factor in Jenni’s decision to call it quits, she made it clear in her conversation with Deena that Mathews’ refusal to acknowledge his son’s condition was also a major issue.
“I took the initiative for getting [Greyson] help,” Jenni said.
“That was a huge argument between Roger and I. [He said], ‘He’s fine, he’s fine.’ [Roger] had a nervous breakdown in the pediatrician’s [office],” Farley continued.
“My heart broke for him because he was like, ‘I just want my son to walk down an aisle and have a family of his own.’”
Jenni went on to clarify that Mathews’ reluctance was the result not of indifference, but of heartbreak …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip