Coparenting at its finest. Jenni “JWoww” Farley and her estranged husband, Roger Mathews, celebrated their daughter Meilani’s 5th birthday on Saturday, July 13, along with her new beau, Zack Clayton Carpinello.
“Happy birthday baby girl @meilanimathews,” the 33-year-old captioned one video and two photos on Instagram. “@confectionsofarockstar you did it again,” the Jersey Shore star, referring to the beautifully decorated mermaid cake.
Roger, 44, shared videos and snaps from the day as well. “Where did the time go? The big 5 years old today for Meilani Alexandra Mathews. (I got her a big girl electric scooter),” he wrote.
In the sweet clip, the brunette beauty and Roger sang “Happy Birthday” to their little girl. “I don’t think we nailed the song very well, what do you think?” Roger asked his sleeping son, Greyson 2, after Meilani blew out the candle. “It was god-awful,” the MTV personality replied.
The former flames called it quits in September 2018 after nearly three years of marriage. Afterward, the New York native accused the truck driver of abuse, which he denied. However, the pair were able to put their differences aside for their kids. In April, the duo celebrated Easter together with their kids. “Jenni’s kids’ needs and wants will always come first,” her rep told Us Weekly. “She is being an adult about the divorce and working towards being better coparents.”
Meanwhile, In Touch confirmed in April that The Rules According to JWoww author moved on with the professional wrestler. In one of the videos, Zack followed behind his girlfriend with a lighter for the candle. Zach has known JWoww for a long time since he is the brother of one of her friends. The handsome hunk even met her kids before they became boyfriend and girlfriend. “I’ve known Meilani for a few years,” he told Entertainment Tonight in May. “She’s known me for a couple of years, she is great with me. I love the kids. They’re great.”
Many fans couldn’t help but applaud the parents for being mature about their current situation. One person wrote, “Best birthday gift you and Jenni can give her is all of you together as one celebrating her special day … GOD BLESS,” while another echoed, “Congrats to your little girl and for proving that coparenting can win. You should be very proud of how beautiful your children are. You’re a great dad.” A third person chimed in, writing, “Mad respect to you all for putting the kids first. It is so nice to see how far you guys have come to coparent. Kudos!”
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My baby girl turned 5 today 😫😫😫 I don’t know where the time went 😢 apparently I blinked and BAM 5 years went by… this ones a hard one for me because she’s no longer my preschool baby… she’s my soon to be kindergartner that’s going to take on the world 🗺 I cherish every snuggle … because they don’t happen like they used to… but around 2 am last night, she came into my room and asked to snuggle 😍😍😍 I pray she does that for the next 50 years. Happy birthday Meilani 🥰 you deserve the world 🎉
The mom of two also wrote a sweet message about her daughter on social media. “My baby girl turned 5 today. I don’t know where the time went,” she wrote on July 13. “Apparently, I blinked and BAM, five years went by. This one’s a hard one for me because she’s no longer my preschool baby … she’s my soon to be kindergartner that’s going to take on the world. I cherish every snuggle … because they don’t happen like they used to … but around 2 a.m. last night, she came into my room and asked to snuggle. I pray she does that for the next 50 years. Happy birthday, Meilani. You deserve the world.”
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