It's clear to fans that Jersey Shore Family Vacation is just 55-minute episodes of Ronnie Magro trying to convince the world he isn't still in love with Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. The former flames have a lot of history together, so many people are wondering why they even called it quits in the first place. Well, if you look at Sammi and Ronnie's relationship timeline on the Jersey Shore, you'll know their fling was filled with endless breakups, makeups, and lots of drama. Here's a friendly refresher of what went down.
How did Sammi "Sweetheart" and Ronnie Magro meet?
The couple met on the first season of Jersey Shore, and were immediately attracted to each other in episode one. If you recall, Sammi first hit it off with The Situation, but then she ended up locking lips with Ronnie soon after. (Sorry, Mike!) Sammi went on a first date with Ronnie riding go-karts, and they were head-over-heels in love. But from the start, their relationship was plagued by jealousy and trust issues, so the couple always got in fights. Sammi said she was "done" about 300 times, but then they'd repeat the drama all over again. The two continued to date on and off throughout the seasons.
Why did Sammi and Ronnie break up?
During the premiere episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Ronnie told Pauly D why he and Sammi called it quits after the end of Jersey Shore. "She gave me a timeline," he explained. "She was like, 'I wanna get married in six months,' and I'm like, 'I'm still trying to figure my life out.' I got cold feet. I ended up cheating. She found out. I blew it. It's over."
Do Sammi and Ronnie still talk?
Sammi — who chose not to join the Family Vacation reboot — made it clear she wants to steer clear of drama… and that includes her ex. "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," she wrote on Instagram. "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… I will forever be grateful to Jersey Shore and everything it has brought to me!"
Considering Sammi wants to stay away from "toxic situations" — and is currently in a relationship with boyfriend Christian Biscardi —it's safe to say she's keeping her distance from Ronnie. And fans think Christian might be the real deal! When Sammi posted an adorable snap, which featured the reality star in a purple and black bikini top with jean shorts hugging her bathing suit-clad beau, she wrote that the handsome fella is her "soulmate." While many fans couldn't help but notice Christian has a striking resemblance to Sammi's ex, most of the comments were filled with positivity and well wishes for the couple.
"Good for you Beautiful! You deserve so much happiness. All the best to the two of you. Great looking couple," one user wrote, while another added, "You give me hope that leaving a bad relationship opens the door to finding your soulmate. Wishing you so much happiness."
Plus, her castmates, like Jenni "JWoww" Farley, totally approve of her new man. "We've met him and he is such a sweet guy. He makes Sammi happy, so he’s good in my book."
Will Ronnie and Sammi ever get back together?
Even though Ronnie can't stop talking about Sammi on Family Vacation, she definitely DGAF and is happy with her new man. It's unclear if Ronnie and Sammi will ever rekindle the flame, but as JWoww says, "They have both moved on — the show was so long ago now."
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