The pair didn’t have any contact after their oncamera breakup, but they couldn’t resist each other once they returned to the shore house for season 2.
Sammi and Ronnie teamed together after costars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley wrote their roommate the infamous note informing her that Ron “made out with two girls” and was involved in other forms of cheating.
“Sam will probably be married next. She was always looking for that husband and wanted to be a mom and a wife and stuff like that,” he told In Touch at the time. “I hear that she’s really happy so I’m pretty sure that she would be next.”
Sammi was dating now ex-fiancé Christian Biscardi at the time. They got engaged in 2019 and planned to get married the following year. However, she confirmed their split in July 2021.
Fans were upset to learn the gang was getting back together for the series premiere of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation without Sammi, who refused to be around Ronnie.
“I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship,” Sammi wrote via Instagram at the time. “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.”
Sammi decided to make her grand return to the show in March after Ronnie’s exit after season 5 in 2021.
By that August, she explained how “nerve wracking” it was to film with her ex again.
“I knew the moment I decided to come back that there will be a possibility that Ron will be here. You know, he’s part of the family too. I definitely knew that. It was just like, ‘OK, I can handle it — whatever comes my way,’” she explained during an interview at the time. “We’re coworkers. You’re just somebody I dated in my 20s. Like, and we can keep it moving at that. A lot of people are, like, when I tell them my age now, they’re like, ‘Wait, you dated him when you were 22 and you’re 36 now?’ Like, a lot of time has gone [and] I’ve dated other people. I mean, there’s just a lot of life that goes on in between all those years.”