Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is ready to rumble
Things are getting physical on the set of Jersey Shore Family Vacation — and no, we’re not talking about what goes on in the smush room. It’s only been two days since production started on the second season of the wildly successful TV comeback, but one of its stars has already found himself a fight.
While shooting scenes for the upcoming season of the Jersey Shore revival in Las Vegas, resident hothead Ronnie Ortiz-Magro got into an explosive argument with a total stranger and — surprise, surprise — turned what was supposed to be a fun party into an all-out brawl. According to eyewitnesses, the fight got so bad that security had to be called to break things up.
Now, scary video footage from the altercation has surfaced. Needless to say, this doesn’t boast well for Ronnie…
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Pool Party Gone Wrong
Drama is following Ronnie Ortiz-Magro onto the second season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
Just two days after production had started on the hugely popular revival, the 32-year-old nearly traded physical blows with a total stranger in Las Vegas during an explosive argument. According to TMZ, Ronnie was hanging out at The Flamingo’s Beach Club Pool on Wednesday, June 6, when a fellow partier got on his nerves. It was unclear exactly what provoked the confrontation, but the dad of one was not happy to say the least.
Caught on Camera
In a video shot by an eyewitness, Ronnie — clad in turquoise tank top and grey shorts —was seen charging at another man as two security guards tried to hold him back. The other hotel guest, who is wearing a Gucci backpack and a hat reading “Can’t Knock the Hustle,” screamed at the self-proclaimed guido and continued to egg Ronnie on into fighting him.
“Hey! Stop talking,” an onlooker can be heard yelling in the background. “Calm down! Calm down, dude! It’s not worth it.”
While the two didn’t ended up going fist-to-fist in an all-out brawl, the unidentified man continued to holler at Ronnie in an attempt to provoke the star. Escorted by security, Ronnie walked away as two other officers cornered the other man by a restroom entrance.
“I got that Gucci bag, what’s up?!” he screamed. “Punk ass mother**ker.”
Ronnie has yet to comment on the incident, though fans will most likely get his side of the story as it appears MTV cameras were rolling during the confrontation.
Celebuzz! has reached out to Ronnie’s rep for comment.
As loyal viewers know, this was not the first time Ronnie got into it with a stranger while filming Jersey Shore. In 2009, during first season of the show’s original run, the famous fist-pumper was arrested when he brutally assaulted a man on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. At the time, Ronnie claimed Stephen Izzo had been spewing “racist” remarks at several African American security guards at the nightclub he was at, and he went on the attack when the man disrespected some of his friends.
When MTV aired the melee in 2010, Stephen took to the internet to defend himself in a profanity-laced statement. “lets get something straight what u didnt see is i never fought ronnie i was fighting…those N**GER bouncers when that bitch ran over and snuck me..then got stomped out by those 3 n**gers as he ran away,” he wrote.
He later alleged that Ronnie was the instigator in their fight, telling TMZ, “First of all these guys pushed my female friend on the ground. But I was on a show that uses the derogatory slang word for Italians, ‘guido.’ I am not a racist, I was using a slang word just the same as the way guido is used on the show.”
In 2011, it was revealed that Stephen had met with Jersey Shore producers three weeks before the boardwalk brawl and signed a release to appear on the show. Ronnie’s then-manager claimed proved that Stephen “obviously wanted to be on the show” and was willing to do whatever it took to get screen time.
Ronnie was indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey and charged with one count of third-degree assault, to which he pleaded not guilty. A judge admitted the Bronx native into an 18-month pretrial intervention program and sentenced him to community service in lieu of jail time.