Sorry, Raaaahn! Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola has been out of the spotlight for years, and some Jersey Shore fans may not know she’s now engaged to fiancé Christian Biscardi. After calling it quits with her on-again, off-again ex Ronnie Ortiz Magro, the former reality star is “smiling hard” thanks to her husband-to-be … and have we mentioned he’s like really, really hot?
Sammi, 33, and Christian started dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later in 2019. Although the couple were supposed to say “I do” in spring 2020, their nuptials had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sammi previously spoke with In Touch about her relationship with Christian and explained, “It’s kind of exciting. He’s no one in the business, it’s just somebody. I’m learning to keep my relationship stuff a little more private — so that’s all I’m gonna say about it.”
The former reality starlet is so happy with her new life that she decided to opt out of Jersey Shore Family Vacation — a reboot of the original series. Sammi chose instead to put her boyfriend and relationship before anything else — and it seems like she made the right decision. Things could have gotten super awkward between her and Ronnie, especially after he admitted that he’s still not over their split in one episode of the first season. But it’s too late for Ron because she’s clearly moved on and is happier than ever.
Keep scrolling and check out everything you need to know about Christian!
He’s Super Supportive
Even though Sammi skipped the family vacation, she still had to relive her heartbreak when Ronnie admitted to cheating on her on the reboot of the show. Luckily, she had her man. “My strength,” she wrote alongside a heart as the caption of a sweet photo with her beau in the aftermath. We’re so glad she has him to lean on!
He’s Also a New Jersey Native
According to his Facebook page, Christian is from Washington Township — a town of nearly 50,000 in the Garden State’s Gloucester County. Meanwhile, Sammi is from nearby Hazlet, New Jersey. Christian also studied accounting at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.
He Loves Cars
Christian isn’t afraid to show off how passionate he is about vehicles on Instagram. “My other other half, sorry @sammisweetheart #sidepiecesaturday,” the stud captioned a snap of a white BMW on social media in November 2019. He also posts pictures of the cars from the side, the front and the back. Hopefully, Sammi isn’t too jealous!
He’s a Family Man
How sweet is this photo with his mom?! Someone commented, “So beautiful. Awesome haircut, Christian,” to which he replied, “My mom don’t [sic] like it SMH.” OK, so maybe grammar isn’t his thing, but we’ll let it slide.
He’s Got the Seal of Approval From the Jersey Shore Castmates!
Plus, her former Jersey Shore castmates love him, too. Jenni “JWoww” Farley previously told In Touch that they all totally approve of Sammi’s new hunk. “We’ve met him and he is such a sweet guy. He makes Sammi happy, so he’s good in my book,” Jenni revealed.
Unfortunately, the cast hasn’t seen much of the couple lately and they aren’t certain they will cop an invite to Sam’s special day. “I think it’s happening soon. We haven’t gotten anything,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi exclusively told In Touch in April. “We would have loved to [go].”
Although Sammi may have “drifted apart” from her old roommates, at least she has Christian to lean on.