The Jersey Shore alum and former Dash Dolls star met on the set of Season 2 cast of E!'s dating reality series Famously Single, and even though the premise of the show is to help notoriously single celebrities work through their intimacy and relationship issues, Malika and Ronnie found love with each other while filming.
But it didn't last very long and now, Malika finally opened up about her two-month-long relationship with Ronnie during a press event ahead of the show's premiere.
“Ronnie and I are really, truly opposites,” the 34-year-old told People. “His love language is very aggressive. It’s verbally aggressive, it’s physically aggressive. It’s just the way he expresses himself.”
She went on to explain that they each had very different "love languages," which is a term coined by the 1995 self-help book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, and since they both spoke different languages when it comes to love, it was hard for them to communicate.
Ronnie also agreed that they were just two different people and those differences are what eventually led to their split. In an interview with E! News, he compared him and Malika to "oil and water."
"You'll see throughout the season how our bond progresses, how we were compatible and then how we were different in so many ways as well," he explained.
But even though they couldn't make their relationship work, Malika said that she's glad she decided to do the show, after being nudged by her bestie Khloé Kardashian, and she said her and Ronnie have been able to move forward without each other because they're looking at their split in a positive light.
“We can both accept at this point that the experience was worth it,” Malika said. “The lesson was worth it.”
Famously Single premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on E!
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