Oh man, they promised drama on this season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, and they did NOT lie!
On Thursday night’s episode, we saw our first major fight between Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and baby momma Jen Harley.
Obviously we know a bit about the fallout of the fight as all of this happened weeks ago, but actually seeing it is… something else.
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As the rest of the crew left to get dinner, Jen confronted Ronnie about calling her names in cruel late night texts, even calling him a “f**king psychopath”:
“I don’t want hear your whole f**king bulls**t story! You text me at 1:30: ‘Slut, whore, liar, cheater, bitch,’ all this. You’re calling me a f**king whore?! Motherf**ker!”
After a bit of screaming back and forth, in which Ronnie asked where their daughter Ariana was (“She’s at home!”), Jen continued the attack:
“You’re a piece of f**king psychopath. You’re a f**king loser. You f**king piece of s**t.”
She even spat in his face!
A security guard actually walked into frame and got between them!
Finally she ripped off her mic and stomped away, still cursing up a storm as she went.
Afterwards, Ronnie observed:
“She’s f**king drunk. I can smell the alcohol on her breath. Where is my kid? Now I’m definitely moving forward with the lawyer.”
A screen told viewers police came afterward on a domestic disturbance report. As we already know, they couldn’t find Jen.
We didn’t get to see any of the police interaction (where are the body cams?), but we did get the summary from Ronnie the next morning, who told his costars:
“Jen came by and came into the suite, spit in my face, put her hands on me. Cops came here and said listen, ‘That’s domestic violence.’ I go, ‘I don’t want to press charges.’ They go, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ In the state of Nevada, the laws have changed so that if they get a call about domestic violence, the state takes over.”
He told them there was a warrant out for her arrest, which sucked all the air out of the room.
“This is like Jerry Springer, Maury type s**t. I feel like this isn’t real life — that’s how crazy it is. It’s not good.”
JWoww was speechless, saying:
“I don’t even know what to say. How did it get that ugly so quick?”
After a few more minutes of conversation in which the cast tried to be supportive, JWoww eventually used some momma wisdom and suggested Ronnie ask the police to do a welfare check on the baby, just to be safe.
After a couple hours, the report came back Ariana was safe and sound. Ronnie got contemplative about his relationship to Jen, saying:
“I’d do anything to see my daughter but right now, it’s basically out of my hands. At this point, the baby is safe, and I need to just let the lawyer handle it. That’s why I went to him, and that’s why he’s involved.
It sucks. Me and Jen always get into altercations. We’ve got to put a stop to this. We need stability for Ariana. If she’s dealing with chaos right now around her, then the rest of her life is going to be chaos, and I don’t want that for my daughter.”
Luckily for him, some unrelated drama arrived soon after — in the form of Angelina Pivarnick!
But that’s another story…
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