The reality television star, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, has cleaned himself up and is ready to come back to reality TV, “Jersey Shore.” During a recent interview with TMZ in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Ronnie disclosed that he’s now four months sober and mentioned plans to return to the reality television show at the end of season five.
This comes three months after he disclosed his decision to step back from the show that he has been a part of since August 2009. During his announcement, he noted that he was leaving due to health issues, thereby, putting an end to the unfounded rumors that he might have been fired from the show. Per a source, it was confirmed that Ronnie wasn’t filming for season five stating that “The cast started filming a little here and there two weeks ago, but now they are all filming full force, sans Ron.”
Ronnie’s departure came immediately after his domestic violence arrest—He and MTV honchos agreed that he needed some time away from the media coverage to seek treatment for issues he felt he was ignoring.
This is awesome news for fans who have been missing his character. It’s also great news for him, as he now intends to start on a clean slate and get his life back on track.
On May 13, 2021, Ronnie put up an Instagram story that read;
“After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long.” He also added, “My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on. This process will be difficult, but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter.”
The announcement came weeks after Ronnie’s most recent clash with the law. On April 22, 2021, he was arrested on an alleged domestic violence case while his daughter Ariana was in his care. Although it was later clarified that this incident did not involve the child’s mother, Jenn Harley.
After the news spread like wildfire, Sapphire Matos, who’s Ronnie’s current girlfriend, made a post, claiming that all was well with her and beau. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made on the premise of “intimate partner violence with injury with priors.” It’s relevant to note that before this, the reality star was on probation for an incident that happened in October 2019, while he was still with his now estranged wife, Harley.
Details On His Problematic Ex
In June, Ronnie’s ex, Harley, was arrested for domestic battery. She allegedly raised a gun at her boyfriend, Joseph Ambrosole, uttered expletives, and even threatened to kill him.
Reports confirmed that they initially got into an argument at a gentlemen’s club and were asked to leave. During the car ride home, Harley allegedly threw Ambrosole’s phone out of the car and when he got down to take it, she zoomed off, leaving him to get home on foot.
When he got home, she again pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him. A month later, Harley checked herself into a rehabilitation center to seek treatment for her dependence on alcohol.
“She made the decision to get help because she wants to be the best parent she can be for her children,” her representative noted at the time. However, 28 days later, she was done with treatment.
What Is Jersey Shore About?
Divided into six seasons, this television show tells the story of eight housemates who spend their summers working, living and drinking in “New Jersey.”
During this time, they are engulfed in a lot of debauchery and share a common love for partying, hookup and dance. The series was developed by SallyAnn Salsano and produced by Scott Jeffress Jacquelyn French.
The first season of the show debuted in August 2009, and was later brought back in 2018 under the title, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.” The series’ casts include, Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Cortese, and several others.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Proposes To Saffire Matos
In the midst of all the chaos, there was a silver lining in the dark clouds as Ronnie proposed to his long time girlfriend, Matos.
The event planning company mentioned that the details of the romantic movement involved “red rose petals on the sand and the marry me letters.”
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It was also noted that they had sushi from a private chef and non-alcoholic champagne. Ronnie hired a videographer to capture the entire experience and popped the question during the romantic photo shoot.
About the star’s mental health, sources disclosed that Matos has been supportive of him, and is looking forward to this new phase of their lives.