Making strides. Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Angelina Pivarnick opened up about her friendship with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro while chatting with In Touch exclusively, and she also revealed that he’s now “in a really good place” with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Jen Harley.

During the interview, Angelina, 33, explained how she really respected that Ronnie, 33, welcomed her back to the cast with open arms. “You’ll see this season that me and him, we go through a lot together,” she told In Touch exclusively. “I’m really thankful because when I first got back into this he was the one that came into the room and he was like ‘unpack your bags, don’t worry about it.'”

“Because I’m like ‘here we go again, the girls don’t want me here,’ when I was sitting at the table and the girls were not happy to see me. It really resonated with me that he did that for me and I think he was so genuine to do that,” the MTV alum added. “This season you’ll see that I have his back a lot.”

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Ronnie and Jen reportedly started dating back in July 2017 and they quickly took their relationship to the next level. The couple had their first child — a baby girl named Ariana Sky — in April 2018. However, in the past year, they’ve faced no shortage of drama and it seemed their romance had fizzled out. Now, Angelina revealed to In Touch exclusively that Ronnie and Jen are doing better.

As far as if there’s an engagement in the works, the reality star said she’s not sure. “Me and him haven’t really spoken about it. I know right now he’s excited and happy that they’re doing so well, and he’s really just living for his daughter and his daughter, oh my God, she’s so cute,” Angelina shared. “I love that little baby. I think they’re in a really good place, and I’m really happy for them.”

“Like I said, I just want everybody to be happy and I want Ronnie to be happy and I know that like America and all the other countries that this airs in they see this one side of him but I see a different side of Ron,” Angelina explained to In Touch exclusively. “I’ve gotten to know him this season a lot more and he’s just a good guy deep down underneath everything.”

Meanwhile, Angelina is looking forward to planning her own over-the-top Italian wedding to longtime boyfriend Chris Larangeira. We can’t wait to see her tie the knot!

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation airs on MTV Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.
Reporting by Diana Cooper

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