WRITTEN BY: Victoria Leese
Source: US Weekly
Jenni Farley, or “JWoww” as Jersey Shore fans know her has, has revelead that her 2-year-old son, Greyson, was diagnosed with Autism.
The 32-year-old talked about the diagnosis with HollywoodLife early November. “He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech.” She continued by stating, “He’s understanding words better which was his issue. Not that he couldn’t speak, but he would never know what his shoe is or if you said, ‘Greyson,’ he actually didn’t even know his name at one point until he was a little over two. So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far.”
The diagnosis of her son was first mentioned in an August episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. After the episode aired, she thanked fans for their support through an Instagram post. The caption went as followed:
“To everyone that tuned into @jerseyshore last night and messaged, commented etc about @greysonmathews with similar stories or just showing love I cant thank you enough. As a mother, I will go to the moon and back for my kids… no question,” Farley captioned a photo of herself hugging Greyson. “I live my life differently because of them. To find out Greyson is ‘behind’ or ‘delayed’ crushed me… but only for a moment… that moment came from wanting to have ‘perfect children’ and ‘how could this happen to me?’… but Grey is PERFECT and it CAN happen to anyone.”
Farley and her now ex-husband, Roger Mathews, made an agreement to seek help if Greyson did not speak by age two. Despite the couple being divorce, when it comes to their kids, there is nothing that cannot be fixed.
Farley and Mathews share a 4-year-old daughter, Meilani.