Since his 2009 debut on Jersey Shore, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has earned a status as the most drama-prone roommate — a troublesome feat amongst a forged notorious for its beachside antics.
As a part of the “RSVP” crew with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, the Bronx native began his Shore profession as a partier, inventing the drink “Ron-Ron Juice” and dancing all night time at Karma and Bamboo. He settled down considerably after he started courting fellow forged member Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, however their off-and-on relationship rapidly grew to become one in every of the present’s largest sources of drama.
In season 3, issues reached a breaking level when Ortiz-Magro destroyed Giancola’s belongings throughout a blow-out battle and tried to throw a mattress outdoors whereas she was nonetheless on it. By the time the present resulted in December 2012, the pair had reconciled after many on-camera splits and had been transferring in collectively.
Less than two years later, the couple broke up for good. “Me and Sammi aren’t together anymore,” the actuality star informed Us Weekly in August 2014. “We just grew our separate ways. She’s still a great person. I love her as a person and I care about her but we went our separate ways. That’s it.”
Ortiz-Magro returned to the highlight in summer season 2017 as a forged member on season 2 of Famously Single, the place he met Malika Haqq, however the pair dated for simply two months and break up earlier than the present even premiered.
Shortly earlier than Jersey Shore: Family Vacation started airing in April 2018, Ortiz-Magro met Jen Harley, who he dated off and on by means of October 2019. The pair have one daughter, Ariana, additionally born in April 2018.
As together with his earlier girlfriends, the MTV character had a tumultuous relationship with Harley. The pair had a number of fights on the present associated to Ortiz-Magro’s alleged infidelities, in addition to off-camera conflicts that concerned the authorities.
In January 2019, he entered a one-month remedy program for despair and alcohol dependancy. “I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter,” he informed Us in February of that 12 months. “Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now — that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter.”
Things gave the impression to be going easily for Ortiz-Magro for just a few months, however in October 2019, he was arrested for home violence after an altercation with Harley the place their baby was current. After pleading not responsible to all costs the following month, he was placed on probation for 36 months.
In 2020, the actuality star appeared to get again on the proper monitor, reuniting with Ariana and assembly new girlfriend Saffire Matos. However, in April 2021, he was arrested once more for home violence and later launched on bond.
One month later, Ortiz-Magro revealed in an Instagram Story that he could be stepping away from Jersey Shore to be able to “seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long.”
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