2009 was an interesting time, a simpler time – Glee debut its first season, the Black-Eyed Peas “Had a Feeling”, and Twilight fever was in full swing. No one, however, was prepared for the pop culture phenomenon that was about to take place on Dec, 3rd 2009, when MTV aired the very first episode of their new ‘reality’ series Jersey Shore, which took an in-depth look at the lives of 8 Italian American housemates spending their summer together at a vacation home in Seaside Heights, NJ. The series would go on to inspire numerous spinoffs, knockoffs, and an over-the-top fashion trend that will likely give the mullet a run for its money in the coming years as parents have to explain to their children why they spent so much money in their 20s on hair gel and bad tanning sprays. Regardless of what you may think of the series, one thing is true – the Jersey Shore became one of the most popular television shows MTV launched that year and has continued to live in some incarnation or another on the network and beyond. Here, we’re taking a look at the guidos and guidettes that made the series so popular as well as the most important castmate of all, the Jersey Shore house!
Where Is the Jersey Shore House?
Located in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, the Jersey Shore house boasts 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 2,500 square feet of living space. The Colonial-style home, built in 1960, features an open floor plan on the first floor that allows for easy access between the dining room, kitchen, and living room as well as wood floors throughout. The dining room walls, painted blue, also feature spray-painted signatures from all the castmates of the Jersey Shore series. The kitchen is simple, yet modern and features stainless steel appliances as well as an oven and a microwave.
Taking the stairs up to the second level from the living room, you’ll find the bedrooms where the castmates slept (and did other things…). The deck, accessible from the second floor, features lots of privacy and is the perfect space for outdoor entertainment and barbecues. Additionally, there’s also a balcony that overlooks the Atlantic City Boardwalk and the beach beyond.
Jersey Shore House Address
Can I rent the Jersey Shore house?
Ever wished you could pump fists at the Jersey Shore house and party the night away? Well here’s “the situation” – Seaside Realty is offering you and your nearest and dearest the chance to rent the abode and live like your favorite guidos and guidettes for $1,200 to $3,000 a night! Booking cost will depend on when you’re looking to rent the house, so make sure to do your research and find the right date that’s best for your budget.
Jersey Shore Miami House
A far grander abode in comparison to the original MTV Jersey Shore house, this stunning Miami beach house, located on Pine Tree Drive, boasts 12 bedrooms (one of which the cast nicknamed the “smush room”), 9.5 bathrooms, and 6,968 square feet of pure luxury living. Built in 1930, the Spanish Colonial-inspired mansion features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, library, grand salon, and a formal dining room.
Some noteworthy amenities include an infinity-edge swimming pool complete with fountains, an outdoor dining space, and 3-detached guest houses. The property also offers a gorgeous view of the water and the Miami skyline right from the backyard. According to realtor.com, the current price tag on this slice of tropical paradise sits at a whopping $13.7 million.
Check out the full Jersey Shore Miami house photo gallery and address here!
Jersey Shore Cast
Ever wondered what happened to the cast of Jersey Shore after the series ended? We have all the deets on the main cast right here for your viewing pleasure!
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio
DelVecchio was the oldest of the Jersey Shore crew when he joined the show at age 29. Hoping to make it big as a DJ, Pauly D went on to star in a spinoff series in 2012, The Pauly D Project, chronicling his journey in the music industry. DelVecchio has reportedly gone on to find success as a DJ in Las Vegas and now has a daughter, Amabella Sophia Markert (born 2013), with a woman whom he had a one-night stand with.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
One of the most memorable names and personalities that came from the Jersey Shore series, party girl Nicole Polizzi, Aka Snooki, has starred in several spinoff series and other reality tv shows since her exit from Jersey Shore. In 2012, Polizzi and fellow Shore castmate and BFF JWoww went on to star in their own series simply titled Snooki & JWoww, which actually had 4 pretty successful seasons. Following this, Nicole has maintained her public presence and went on to guest star on The New Celebrity Apprentice in 2017 as well as season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. She even authored a book titled Strong Is the New Sexy: My Kickass Story on Getting My Formula for Fierce in 2015. As of 2019, Polizzi and husband, Jionni LaValle, have 3 children; Lorenzo (born 2012), Giovanna (born 2014), and Angelo (born 2019).
Mike The Situation Jersey Shore
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino quickly became one of the favorites amongst the Jersey Shore cast for his hot-headed, cocky persona and his pension for flashing his abs. Following his exit from the series, however, Sorrentino has had his fair share of issues – both personal and legal. In 2012, he admitted to having an addiction to prescription drugs and checked himself into rehab the same year. His stay at the facility was brief, only lasting a few weeks and by 2015 the reality star relapsed and once again checked into rehab. Since his initial relapse, Sorrentino has remained sober, but more trouble was on the horizon when he and brother, Marc, were indicted for tax fraud. After pleading guilty to 1 count of tax evasion, Sorrentino was sentenced to 8 months in prison. In Jan 2019, Sorrentino began his prison sentence but was later released on Sept 12, 2019, and is reportedly enjoying freedom again with his wife, high school sweetheart Lauren Pesce. The couple has made mention that they’re working towards starting a family.
Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola
Calling herself the “sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet”, Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola is most notably remembered for on-screen relationships with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and another fellow co-star, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Following the end of the series, Giancola and Ortiz-Magro moved in together, but their relationship would not last and the couple would split (for good this time) in 2014. Giancola would later begin dating Christian Biscardi and the pair got engaged in March of 2019. Though she decided not to participate in the series reboot, Sammi Sweetheart has continued to remain friends with most of her Jersey Shore castmates.
Following his breakup from Jersey Shore co-star, Sammi Sweetheart, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro went on to guest star on the series Famously Single, where he met Malika Haqq, whom he dated for only 2 months before the couple split. In 2017, Ronnie began dating now-girlfriend, Jen Harley, and that same year Harley became pregnant with their daughter, Ariana Sky (born 2018). Much like his past relationships, however, Harley and Ortiz-Magro’s relationship seems to constantly be on the rocks, with both parties accusing each other of physical abuse. In 2019, the reality star checked into a treatment center for depression and alcoholism.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley
Following her exit from both Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww, Farley guest-starred on Marriage Boot Camp and Worst Cooks in America. She married boyfriend, Roger Mathews, in 2015 and the couple went on to have 2 children together; Meilani (born 2014) and Greyson (born 2016). After a nasty dispute at their home, however, Farley filed for divorce from Mathews in November of 2018 and got a temporary restraining order. As of 2019, Farley is currently dating professional wrestler Zack Clayton Carpinello.
An aspiring actor, Guadagnino has gone on to make numerous television appearances since leaving the Jersey Shore house, including guest cameos on 90210, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and then even briefly starring in his own talk show on MTV titled The Show with Vinny. In 2016, Vinny and mother, Paola Guadagnino, starred in a reality travel series titled Vinny & Ma East America, before he and his Jersey Shore friend and co-star Pauly D started hosting their own dating show, A Double Shot of Love in 2019. Presently, however, Vinny Guadagnino spends his time making guest appearances with the Las Vegas Chippendales as The Keto Guido.
Though Cortese did not get selected to appear on season 1 of Jersey Shore (both herself and close friend, Nicole Polizzi, auditioned, but Cortese didn’t make the cut), she would later join the Jersey Shore family in season 3. Following her time in Seaside Heights, NJ, Deena would go on to make appearances on the series Couples Therapy and even appear in several episodes of Snookie & JWoww. Cortese and longtime boyfriend, Christopher Buckner, tied the knot in 2017 and welcomed their first child, Christopher John, into the world in Jan of 2019.
MTV Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Premiering on April 5, 2018, and still going strong today, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is a reboot that follows seven of Jersey Shore’s veteran castmates as they travel together on vacation to Miami and across various parts of the country. The series just wrapped up its third season on November 7, 2019. Though there aren’t any details regarding a fourth season just yet, you can bet this certainly won’t be the end of the Jersey Shore saga or its crazy cast of characters.