- Sammi Giancola reunited together with her “Jersey Shore” castmates throughout season six of “Household Trip.”
- This was the primary time Giancola had appeared on the present because it started in 2018.
- Becoming a member of the forged meant she needed to see her ex, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, for the primary time in years.
On Thursday’s episode of “Jersey Shore: Household Trip,” Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola made her long-awaited return to the franchise after skipping out on the primary five-and-a-half seasons of “Household Trip.”
The final time viewers noticed her on-screen was the sequence finale of the unique “Jersey Shore” in 2012, as she was the one unique forged member to skip the revival.
Returning to the present additionally meant seeing her ex-boyfriend Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who she dated on and off from the present’s first season in 2009 till 2014, when the 2 referred to as it quits for good.
Giancola solely spoke to E! Information about their breakup in August 2014.
“Ronnie and I’ve gone our separate methods,” she informed the outlet on the time. “I want him nothing however one of the best. Proper now, I am targeted on myself.”
Talking to Us Weekly’s Miranda Siwak on Thursday earlier than the midseason premiere of “Household Trip,” Giancola stated she discovered the concept of seeing Ortiz-Magro “nerve-wracking.”
“I knew the second I made a decision to return again that there can be a chance that Ron can be right here. You recognize, he is a part of the household too. I positively knew that,” she informed Us Weekly. “It was similar to, ‘OK, I can deal with it — no matter comes my approach.'”
Giancola additionally stated that she does not actually really feel the have to be buddies with Ortiz-Magro.
“I am good, we will maintain it shifting,” she stated. “We’re coworkers. You are simply someone I dated in my 20s.”
“Lots of people are, like, after I inform them my age now, they’re like, ‘Wait, you dated him if you had been 22 and also you’re 36 now?’ Like, numerous time has gone [and] I’ve dated different folks,” she added. “I imply, there’s simply numerous life that goes on in between all these years.”
Ortiz-Magro, for his half, can be returning to “Household Trip” after exiting the present’s essential forged in Might 2021.
On the time, he shared an announcement on his Instagram story about his departure from the fact sequence.
“After speaking to the group at MTV, we have now mutually agreed that I’ll step away from the present whereas I search medical remedy for psychological well being points that I’ve ignored for too lengthy,” he stated within the assertion, as Selection reported.
The information got here after Ortiz-Magro confronted allegations of home violence in April 2021. On April 22 of that yr, the “Jersey Shore” star was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of intimate associate violence with accidents and with priors, as Individuals reported. He was held at Van Nuys jail earlier than being launched that night on $100,000 bail, TMZ — which was first to interrupt the information — reported.
Ortiz-Magro’s arrest got here in the course of the actuality star’s probation following a plea deal he accepted in 2020, associated to a domestic-violence case involving his ex-girlfriend Jenn Harley.
Ortiz-Magro averted expenses from his April 2021 arrest. In an announcement despatched to Individuals in Might 2021, his legal professionals stated they had been “very joyful that after additional investigation each the LA County District Lawyer’s workplace and the LA Metropolis Lawyer’s workplace decided that felony expenses weren’t warranted towards Ronnie associated to the incident that occurred in April.”
Within the August 3 episode, Giancola solely spoke with castmate Angelina Pivarnick about how she’d fallen out with the remainder of the forged, with the preview for subsequent week’s episode displaying her shock reunion with the remainder of the forged (together with Ortiz-Magro) which was teased on the “Jersey Shore” Instagram account again in March 2023.