She’s out of reality TV game! As it turns out, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola isn’t just done with starring on Jersey Shore, she may also be done with her former costars. According to a source close to the MTV cast, Sammi has been ignoring the rest of the gang when they try to reach out. Despite multiple attempts to reconnect, she’s simply not interested in a reunion. Check out the gallery below to get the details on Sammi’s falling out with the rest of the Jersey Shore crew.
After Jersey Shore aired its final episode in December 2012, Sammi, 32, decided to go back to living her life outside of the public eye instead of in front of the cameras.
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Despite the fact that they were no longer sharing a house — or filming their lives together 24/7 — many of the cast mates kept in touch once the show was done.
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Fans loved when the show’s stars would reunite and share photos or videos from their hangout sessions online, and in 2016, Sammi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley had fans cheering when they shared a photo together.
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JWoww and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi were celebrating their 50th YouTube episode party, and Sammi scored an invite. While there, she cozied up to JWoww and her statuesque costar’s then-husband, Roger Matthews.
“I’m so happy my sweetheart was able to come and celebrate with me today, ❤️” Deena, 32, shared on Instagram. “You have no idea how much it means to me, Samantha. 💗 I love you, mama.”
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Since the cast decided to reunite for a new show, though, it seems that Sammi isn’t as close with her costars as she used to be.
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As the only member of the original crew who didn’t opt to participate in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Sammi’s absence sparked rumors there may be bad blood between her and the rest of the cast.
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On Instagram, the star shared why she chose not to return. “I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my business and my relationship,” she wrote.
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“I am currently extremely happy … and want to avoid potentially toxic situations. However, it was a difficult decision as I love my roomies,” she told fans. “I’ve decided to focus on me, my future and what truly makes me happy.”
Now, however, it seems like there may have been something to all of the gossip. A source close to the cast of the MTV show told Us Weekly that Sammi has started ignoring her old friends.
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“Some of the cast members have tried reaching out, but she hasn’t responded to them lately,” the insider spilled. “They would really like to still be friends.”
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In September, Sammi also revealed that none of the women from the show made the list when she chose which family members and friends would become her bridesmaids at her wedding.
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Though it’s not clear whether there are hard feelings or if Sammi is just done with that time in her life, her costars still seem to wish her the best — even her ex Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
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“You know, God bless her, and I’m glad that she found happiness,” Ronnie, 33, said when he heard the news about Sammi’s engagement. “I’m glad that we’ve all found happiness, you know? We’re very lucky.”
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It’s not clear whether or not the feeling is mutual, but at least one thing is obvious: Sammi and her boo seem to be living their best lives these days. We’re rooting for them.