Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is ready to rumble
Drama, Drama, Drama
Ronnie since apologized for the airing outing their dirty laundry on social media. “I want to apologize to my family, friends and fans. This is a private matter that should not have been made public. I remain focused on my daughter and she is my number one priority,” he wrote in an Instagram Story.
The two were later photographed out on a family date at the Caesars Palace Forum Shops in Las Vegas. Ronnie — clad in a t-shirt reading “No Regrets” — was pictured walking by the mother of his child as Jen pushed Ariana in a black baby stroller.
On Mother’s Day, the pair were linked together again when Ronnie a video of his baby mama sleeping in bed. As Celebuzz! previously reported, the new parents spent spent the weekend in the hospital after their newborn baby girl had fallen ill.
“Poor thing!” Ronnie lamented in a video clip, in which the first-time dad can be seen cradling his daughter in a hospital room. While Ronnie didn’t specifically mention what was wrong with Ariana, the tiny tot — who was wearing a popsicle patterned onesie during her hospital visit — appeared to have her right arm and leg wrapped in pink bandages.
“CaliFamilyBeachTripFail,” he captioned alongside a frowning emoji. “At our 2nd hospital in 24 Hours #MyPeanutsNotFeelingWell.”
Though it was said the two had gotten back together for the sake of the daughter, People reported in late May they had officially called it quits after a brief reconciliation.
“They tried to make it work, but they just set each other off and fight constantly,” the insider said. “It’s better they are apart and they are slowly realizing that. It will be better for their daughter in the end.”
But, in true Jersey Shore fashion, drama is never far. As we saw on this season of Family Vacation, there was clear tension between Ronnie and Jen after the reality star had almost hooked up with a French woman named Antonia on camera. During Jen’s visit in Miami, they were noticeably distant as Ronnie avoided coming clean about his indiscretions — much to the chagrin on his castmates.
Co-star Jenni “JWoww” Farley even confronted Ronnie about telling Jen the truth — that he had brought home a girl from the club the other night — while she was still in town. However, Ronnie insisted he would tell Jen about Antonia, henceforth known as “French Fry” to the rest of the cast, later as bringing it up then would have caused a massive scene.
“It’s going to start a f**king war in the house. I’m going to tell her, I have to tell her, but I’m going to wait until I get home and she’s not about to give birth,” he reasoned.
When JWoww argued that it’s better to “be honest, upfront and respectful” with Jen because, in her opinion, he was “making her look like a fool by not telling her sooner,” Ronnie revealed he specifically chose not to tell her about his secret encounter because he was unsure if she was “the one.”
“Is Jen the one? I don’t really know,” he confessed. “I don’t know where my head’s at. I don’t know where my heart’s at. I don’t know where the relationship is at, that’s the problem. We’re together, you have my kid, but I don’t know — are we going to make it? Are we not going to make it?”
He added, “Why would I be with somebody when I have so much temptation?”
“You can be Ron, the good guy with a really good girl, and you can put her on a pedestal in this house and outside this house,” JWoww retorted. “Basically, what I’m getting from you is she’s not the one, but she’s the one right now because she has your kid.”
Ronnie also had a similar conversation with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi earlier on in the season when she asked him about Jen. When prodded about why he hasn’t proposed yet, Ronnie admitted to harboring some unresolved feelings for ex-girlfriend and former Jersey Shore castmate, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola.
“I think I just miss the feeling of security because that’s what she gave. And that’s so f**king hard to find,” he explained. “And I feel like that’s why I am the way I am and will continue to be the way I am.”
In a separate confession, Ronnie revealed, “Every man wishes that he can be with the love of his life. Like, being with someone for seven years and then you don’t end up with that person? Yeah, it hurts.”
He then went on to describe how “f**king miserable” he felt. “Me and Jen obviously rushed things,” Ronnie said, explaining Jen got pregnant just three months into their relationship. “If Jen was not pregnant, I don’t know if I’d be with her.”
Sammi, who dated Ronnie during the original run of the show, seemingly responded to the bombshell revelation by sharing photos of her and her current boyfriend, Christian Biscardi, on her Instagram. After Ronnie’s emotional confession had aired, the MTV alum shared several selfies with her man.
“#Bestie #UghILOVEthisman,” she wrote. In another photo of the pair looking very love-y on the beach, Sammi captioned, “#TBT Him.”
Sammi previously stated that she would not be reuniting with her Jersey Shore castmates as a way to “avoid potentially toxic situations.” In a statement shared on her Instagram in March, she told fans she decided to sit out because she’s “at a completely different place” in her life.
“I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship. I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations,” she wrote. “However, it was a difficult decision as I love my roomies. I’ve decided to focus on me, my future, and what truly makes me happy. I will forever be grateful to Jersey Shore and everything it has brought to me! I’ve just decided to live my life for me these days.”