The cast of Jersey Shore reflected on how the show changed their lives in a new clip posted to Instagram. The cast — which includes Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Jenni Farley, Mike Sorrentino, Angelina Pivarnick, and Vinny Guadagnino — reflected on their time together in front of MTV’s cameras.
The stars of the reality television series sat down to speak on their experiences and discuss how being a part of the Jersey Shore cast has affected them over the years.
Pauly said that his co-stars have become his extended family throughout the past 10 years and that being on the series has changed his life forever.
He was a little known local deejay in his home state of Rhode Island when he got a message on MySpace from MTV saying they liked his look and for him to contact a casting director, reported PR.com. The casting director sent a camera crew to Rhode Island to film a day in his life, capturing him at the gym, tanning, and going to the club. He was then cast on the show, without having truly auditioned.
Ronnie revealed that there have been many things, both good and bad, that have occurred over the course of the past 10 years in the spotlight, including marriages, divorces, fights, makeups, and breakups. He then joked that before being cast on Jersey Shore, the furthest he ever went was Florida and now, he is known around the world.
Angelina said being a part of the initial cast and returning for the show’s reboot series made her into the person she is today. Deena expressed her gratitude for the confidence the show gave her as a person, while Mike said he cannot see himself doing “anything else” but Jersey Shore.
Jenni thanked the show for her children — though she did not name their father, her ex-husband Roger Mathews, whom she met while a cast member on the series.
As for Nicole, she called the show her “entire existence.”
“I met my husband Jionni there. I always said I was going to meet a tan guido at the jersey shore and that I was going to have tan guido babies, which is what I did,” she said.
Finally, Vinny revealed that he is hopeful the cast can do the show forever, perhaps in a nursing home, where he and his best pal Pauly will still be single and hitting on all the nurses.
Season 4 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation was filmed in the late summer through the fall of 2019. The new season will premiere on February 27 on MTV.