Have they put all their legal drama behind them? Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley reunited in order to coparent their daughter, Ariana, in new photos captured by TMZ. The Jersey Shore star and his ex-girlfriend were caught on camera in Huntington Beach, California, on Wednesday, August 12.
Ronnie, 34, and Jen, 32, put their court case to rest in May. In Touch confirmed the MTV star negotiated a plea deal for his domestic violence case with his ex. In exchange for pleading no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest, he was ordered to complete 30 days of community labor in the state and 36 months of probation as well as make a $20,000 fine to be made as a donation to Jewish Family Services in Los Angeles, which uses its proceeds toward abuse services.
The father first reunited with Ariana, 2, just a few days after settling his legal battle. “That seat looks so weird empty, I think I have to put something there,” he jokingly captioned a photo of the backseat of his car. In an additional video, he shared a clip of the toddler taking her rightful place in the vehicle. “She’s mad at me, huh? Look at that face! She’s mad, mad that dad woke her up, she was sleeping!” he teased.
Despite the rocky reconciliation, the daddy-daughter duo didn’t let any crankiness come between them. Soon enough, they were cuddled up as she fell asleep in his lap. And they’ve enjoyed some other fun summer activities in the months since. On May 7, Ronnie turned his backyard into a water park with inflatable play equipment, and they spent Memorial Day splashing around in the pool.
Though fans were glad to see the family back together, Jen couldn’t help but seemingly open up on her own Instagram about how she missed her daughter after having full custody for so long. “The insomnia is real tonight,” she wrote on her Story in May. “Need my lovey love.” Luckily, it sounds like the parents have now found a way to enjoy their summer adventures together.
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