Setting the record straight.
On Friday, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola took to Instagram to clarify why she opted out of participating in the Jersey Shore reboot. As you surely know, almost all of the OG cast — including Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro — signed on to do MTV‘s Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
However, Miz Giancola notably chose NOT to reunite with her former reality TV coworkers, leaving many people to speculate on the reasons why. Thus, ahead of JSFV, Sammi wrote:
“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.”
We’re guessing one of those toxic situations is getting stuck in close quarters with a former flame who is also having a child with another woman?? Nonetheless, Sammi only has love for her Jersey Shore peers.
“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.”
Fair enough. And Ronnie even confirmed that there’s no bad blood between himself and his ex main guidette. While chatting with Entertainment Tonight, Magro noted:
“No bad blood. I’m supporting everything she does.
Me and Sammi have been done for about three years. I’ve done a single show, Famously Single, I had multiple relationships. We ended on a term that it is what it is, and she chose to move on in a chapter in her life that did not choose Jersey Shore. I chose Jersey Shore, and we all support her as a group. Whatever makes her happy, makes her happy. I can’t judge her for it.”
Of course, she didn’t want her loyal fans to feel slighted, so Giancola made sure to give them all a shout out as well. She concluded:
“Also I am forever grateful and thankful for all of you!!! Special shout out to my fans, but I’m not going anywhere! Follow me and stay tuned. You never know what I could be up to NEXT!”
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Although, as the show’s already been picked up for a second season, we wonder if she’ll be convinced to join in later on?? We guess we’ll just have to wait and see!!
[Image via Instagram.]