Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore…
That’s a mistake Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola doesn’t plan on making again!
After MTV announced most of the original cast would be reuniting for a Jersey Shore Family Vacation in 2018, fans couldn’t help but notice one sweet family member was left off the cast list.
It’s since been confirmed that Sammi will not be involved in the upcoming installment — and it sounds like an old flame has something to do with it.
A source told Us Weekly that a big reason Sammi did not want to get her GTL on once again was because she didn’t want to be around Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, whom she dated from 2009 to 2014.
The insider explained:
“Everyone was invited to come on the show but Sammi was the only one who didn’t want to. A big reason for that was because she didn’t want to be around Ronnie. She has been enjoying her life off of TV and didn’t want to change that.”
Well, that’s fair. Ronnie and Sammi were basically the Romeo & Juliet of the shore — with better tans, obviously — and reliving such a tragic love story would likely lead to more drama and heartbreak… and probably some punching:
Good for Sammi’s sanity, bad for us drama-seeking reality TV viewers. LOLz!
Based on his response to Sammi’s absence, however, it does seem like Ronnie has done some maturing over the years. He dished to TooFab:
‘It’s something she chose to do and it’s her choice. So you know, as someone who was around her forever, you gotta respect that. We all respect that and we just wish her the best. If she’s happy and she’s in an amazing place, God bless her, and we all really do just wish her the best and nothing but good things for her. I’ve gone my own direction and all I can really do is worry about myself and all she can do is worry about herself.”
You do you, boo!
After the Jersey Shore couple called it quits in 2014, Ronnie went on to briefly date Malika Haqq earlier this year while Giancola has moved on with boyfriend Christian Biscardi.
While the Family Vacation may be missing it’s Sweetheart, we can still expect plenty of shenanigans from Ronnie, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and Deena Nicole Cortese, who are all slated to return to their old fist-pumping grounds.
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