Sammi Reveals Where She Stands With Ronnie After ‘Jersey Shore’ Reunion

Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola lastly signed onto Jersey Shore: Household Trip for its sixth season, the place she crossed paths with ex-boyfriend Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

“I knew the second I made a decision to come back again that there can be a chance that Ron can be right here,” Sammi, 36, solely instructed Us Weekly on Thursday, August 3. “, he’s a part of the household too. I positively knew that. It was identical to, ‘OK, I can deal with it — no matter comes my method.’”

Us confirmed in March that Sammi — who opted to not seem on the primary 5 seasons of the Jersey Shore spinoff — signed on for season 6. Two months later in Might, the primary clip of season 6 dropped and teased Sammi’s entrance. The footage additionally revealed that her ex Ronnie, 36, deliberate to come back again after his 2021 exit. (He beforehand took a step again from the MTV present in mild of his home violence scandal, during which he was arrested and finally launched on a $100,000 bond in April 2021.)

“It’s positively nerve-wracking … however I cope with it,” Sammi instructed Us on Thursday of reuniting with Ronnie, noting their first Household Trip encounter was caught on digital camera.

Sammi and Ronnie dated on and off between 2009 and 2014 and their tumultuous relationship was captured on six seasons of the OG Jersey Shore. After they known as it quits for good, the jewellery designer succinctly instructed Us on Thursday that she’s not fascinated about changing into platonic friends.

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“I’m good, we will maintain it transferring. We’re coworkers. You’re simply any individual I dated in my 20s. Like, and we will maintain it transferring at that,” Sammi mentioned. “Lots of people are, like, once I inform them my age now, they’re like, ‘Wait, you dated him whenever you had been 22 and also you’re 36 now?’ Like, plenty of time has gone [and] I’ve dated different individuals. I imply, there’s simply plenty of life that goes on in between all these years.”

Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
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Sammi — who’s presently courting Justin Might — did word that she is glad to see Ronnie’s self-improvement develop. “He’s engaged on himself to be a greater individual, that’s all that issues,” she added.

Whereas Sammi has closed the door on her relationship with Ronnie, Household Trip season 6 was the precise time to reunite with costars Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Angelina Pivarnick, Deena Cortese and Mike “The State of affairs” Sorrentino.

“I really feel prefer it was simply the proper time to come back again now in my life and that’s why I’m right here. I used to be like, I missed all people. Why not come again?’” she mentioned on Thursday. “On the time when all people determined to come back again [for Family Vacation], I used to be like, ‘I don’t know if I’m able to put myself in an surroundings with an ex or doable poisonous conditions.’ So I used to be like, ‘Let me chorus from doing that. I’m engaged on myself and I’m completely happy proper now. I’m content material. I don’t have to put myself in an surroundings that I’m like sort of uncertain of.’”

Sammi Giancola Found It Nerve-Wracking Reuniting With Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
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Sammi added that she made the choice to come back again “by myself,” however her family members, together with boyfriend Justin, have been her No. 1 cheerleaders. “My household and boyfriend have been tremendous supportive in each facet of my life,” she mentioned. “And I used to be like, ‘OK, I really feel good proper now’ and it was simply my very own resolution that I made.”

Jersey Shore: Household Trip season 6 premieres on MTV Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi