Way back in 2009, the world was blessed with the classic reality show Jersey Shore.
At the time, the show followed a group of 20-somethings as they lived, worked, and partied in Seaside, New Jersey.
When the show started, Pauly DelVecchio (DJ Pauly D) was the eldest cast member at 29. Vinny Guadagnino and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, both born in November of 1987, were the youngest at 21.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was 27, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jenni “JWoww” Farley were 23, and Samantha Giancola was 22.
Angelina Pivarnick only appeared in the first two seasons of the show when she was 23. She was replaced by Deena Cortese in the third season, who was 22 at the time.
So how old are they now?
More than 10 years after the premiere of the show, all of the cast members are well into their thirties.
Angelina, Sam, and Deena are 33, Nicole and Vinny are 32, and Jenni and Ron are 34,
Pauly will celebrate his 40th birthday on July 5, the day after Mike Sorrentino turns 38.
The cast hasn’t just gotten older — they’ve also grown up. Most of them are now parents.
Jenni has two children, ages 5 and 3; Nicole has three kids, who are 7, 5, and 9 months; Deena’s son CJ is 1; Pauly’s daughter Amabella is 6; Ron’s daughter will turn 2 in two weeks.
Most of the cast members have gotten married, and Sam is engaged.
Ron has a tumultuous, on and off relationship with baby mama Jen Harley. Only Vinny and Pauly are still single — and they appeared on a reality show, Double Shot at Love, to find a woman (or two).
They’ve moved on in their careers
Although we can see many of the Jersey Shore roommates on Family Vacation, the show doesn’t cover all that they’ve been up to.
Pauly D has found quite a bit of success as a DJ and regularly performs in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He also tours regularly and has starred in several reality shows since Jersey Shore
Vinny has written a cookbook, starred at Chippendale’s in Las Vegas, and hosted a cooking show, Vinny and Ma Eat America, with his mom.
Mike had a rough go of it for a while, but after his release from prison, he started a podcast with his wife, Lauren.
He also runs an online store and helps out at various drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics. Since he’s gotten sober, he’s really improved his life. He is, in his words, “living his best life.”
Ronnie has dabbled in the world of social media influencing, and he spends a lot of his time raising his daughter, Ariana Sky.
Nicole is probably the busiest Jersey Shore OG. She has a podcast, YouTube Channel, retail store, and Etsy shop. She hosted MTV’s show How Far is Tattoo Far?, and she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice.
Nicole’s best friend Jenni has starred with her on numerous reality shows, and also has a YouTube Channel. Jenni also released a line of tanning products, a throwback to the days of GTL.
Sam and Deena have mostly stepped out of the spotlight. Deena focuses on raising her young son. Sam. Like her ex Ron, she sometimes dabbles in social media influencing, and she also runs a YouTube channel.
Angelina’s had probably the most varied career of the former cast members. She tried for a music career in 2011, worked as a bartender, and even registered in New York as an EMT.
The cast is now all grown up, and we can still follow their adventures every Jerzday on Family Vacation.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on MTV.