Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Tried to 'Reopen' Her Past with Pauly DelVecchio After Filing for Divorce
"I would have totally went and did dirty things with Pauly," she said on Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore
On Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, the castmates — who famously hooked up during season 1 of the show's original run in 2009 — were all over each other during a night out at the strip club while celebrating Angelina Pivarnick's bachelorette party in New Orleans. The episode was filmed last fall, while Jenni and her boyfriend Zack Clayton Carpinello were on a brief break.
While the rest of the roomies thought they were just joking around at first, things really started to heat up when the group got back to their suite and Pauly hopped into bed with Jenni.
"I 100 percent want Pauly and Jenni to hook up," said Vinny Guadagnino. "Just because, first of all, the history, okay? That first night when Jenni looked at Pauly's pierced penis, it was magical. To see Jenni hook up with Pauly now, that would be like watching greatness all over again. That would be like if Michael Jordan decided to play one more game with Scottie Pippen, just for old time's sake. The fact that we're even talking about this, I'm like, woah. Ten years later, full circle."
Much to everyone's disappointment, it didn't go further than harmless nuzzling.
"I would put it right in, but I have too much respect for her," Pauly said. "JWoww, I will never disrespect you like that. You know that, right? I will never make you do anything that would jeopardize anything."
"I thank you for that," she replied, kissing him on the cheek. "You're the sweetest."
Rejoining the rest of the roomies in the other room, Pauly admitted that he wanted to take things further, but wasn't sure where things stood between Jenni and Zack. (At the time, she had just dumped him after watching him get handsy with Angelina on an episode of the show.)
"I just respect her too much to jeopardize whatever," he said. "I get it, she's single, but not exactly yet, you know? I really do respect the girl, she's like my sister."
Eventually, he headed back to his own room, and Angelina went to check on Jenni — who spilled some very interesting tea.
"I am 100 percent single. It's just the fact that like ... remember that time we were in New York City?" she said. "He shut the door on me."
"Me and Pauly had a nice dinner together that night," she added. "And then we went home together. And he shut the door on me."
"But why?" Angelina asked.
"I don't know," Jenni said. "Ask him."
"You were upset about that," Angelina said. "I remember that."
"I sure was," Jenni admitted. "I've tried."
"Pauly and I have this weird past. And after I filed for a divorce, I tried to reopen that past," she said. "He surprised me for my birthday and I went back to his hotel room and it just didn't work out like that. So I decided to just end it there. I mean, obviously, that was terrible. So yeah, I really don't know what to say. I would have totally went and did dirty things with Pauly."
But obviously, given their history, their situation was complicated.
"I love Pauly for so many reasons, and I feel like because of that, there actually would have to be substance there before I actually sleep with him," she said. "Because this isn't 10 years ago, so I don't want to be just one of those girls that like him because of his success. I also don't want to be treated like one of those girls, either."
"I would be very open to talking to Pauly," she added. "But I haven't seen that effort yet."
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After hearing Jenni open up, Angelina was determined to play matchmaker.
"I don't know what's going on with this kid," she said. "I don't know if he's too scared to do it because they've been friends for so long and he doesn't want to tarnish that friendship."
"I'm not giving up on this," she added. "She really likes him, I know he likes her, I can still make this happen."
So she headed to Pauly's room and filled him in on her conversation with Jenni.
"Obviously I wanted to, but I didn't know if I was supposed to cross that line or not. And then I slept on it and dude swooped in," Pauly said, referring to Zack. "At that point, I didn't even know she wanted to. What happens if I do it and she gets back with the dude tomorrow?"
Angelina rushed back to Jenni's room and diligently passed on the information.
"I think he's just nervous to start this," she told Jenni. "Because he knows once he starts it, there's no turning back."
Needless to say, everyone was rooting for them to give it a shot.
"Pauly and Jenni, it's super weird because they're like brother and sister," Vinny said. "But at the same time, no one would understand each other's lives better than Pauly and Jenni. I could actually see it happening. It's weirdly a match."
"The perfect ending to the Jersey Shore rom-com would be if Jenni and Pauly ended up together," he added. "God knows where we're going to go from here."
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.