Credit: Dave J Hogan/ Getty Images Photo: JWOWW and Roger at the MTV EMAs in Ireland on November 6, 2011

JWOWW and Roger may have their occasional tiffs on Jersey Shore (how dare Roger go to the beach without Jenni?), but next to all of the drunken one-night hookups on the show, we can't help but cherish their mature-by-comparison relationship. Let's take a look at how the romance began for this guido match.

We swore we'd never mention his name again, but back in the pre-Roger days, there was...dun, dun, dun: Tom. Yes, JWOWW's ex-boyfriend who ultimately stole all of her shit from her house. So sweet!

After getting through the tumultuous Tom relationship and then fooling around for a bit with another man named Roger on Season 3, it seemed like our girl JWOWW was ready for a real man...and thus, the guido heavens opened and Roger Mathews was dropped onto the pristine Seaside boardwalk.

The two met at the Shore during Season 3, went out on dates, stayed loyal while JWOWW was in Florence filming Season 4, and successfully developed a mature, no-game relationship. It's OK to be jealous, guys — we feel the same way.

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