"My only rule," a young shirtless Ronnie Ortiz-Magro once said, holding a finger up to emphasize his point, "Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore." Ah, we remember it like it was yesterday. The year was 2009. It was a very good year. The hair gel was flowing, the fists were pumping, the beat was getting beat, and the state of New Jersey was experiencing sporadic power outages due to the overuse of tanning beds that proudly served customers on every corner. That's how it all began for Ortiz-Magro.
Of course, we all know how it ended. With him almost immediately breaking his rule, falling in love with his "Jersey Shore" fellow castmate and housemate, Samantha "Sammi Sweetheart" Giancola... only to have his heart broken into pieces. But that was then and this is now.
It seemed as if Ortiz-Magro had moved on with his MTV reality show days when he settled down with girlfriend, Jen Harley. Ortiz-Magro started dating Harley after he and Malika Haqq (who starred on "Famously Single" with him) broke up last year. Harley announced that she was pregnant with The Tanned Muscled One's child (she recently gave birth to daughter, Ariana Sky) and all seemed well and good in Ortiz-Magro's world... from the outside looking in, at least.
Then, it was as if someone had pressed the "high speed" button on a Margaritaville blender, and suddenly the private contents of Ortiz-Magro and Harley's life spilled out of their Instagram stories much like pre-club drinks slopping over the side of red Solo cups.
"Note to self, can’t turn a natural born HOE, into a HOUSEWIFE, if you find them in the gutter then leave them in the gutter;" Ortiz-Magro posted on Instagram. "Not all people can be saved when they are so far gone. All you can say you did ur best and keep it moving." The hashtags #Facts and #YEAHHHHHHBUDYYYY
He followed this up with a poll to his followers. "If your significant other keeps sex videos of their ex, shouldn’t they show enough respect to delete them, esp after being in a new relationship for over a year? #GiveMeYourThoughts."
Harley swung back with, "Can’t turn a coke head into a father! Yeahhh buddy."
Consider this relationship a grenade. Looks like it's over until we hear otherwise, but hopefully these new parents can put their personal feelings aside for Ariana Sky's sake.
Do you think now that Ortiz-Magro is single again, there's a possibility of a Ron-Sam reunion? Seems like pretty slim chances... but who knows.