Off the market! Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro took his relationship with Saffire Matos to the next level by proposing to her on the beach on June 19.

The original cast member, who appeared on seasons 1 through 6, shared a photo captured from the moments after he popped the question in Santa Monica, California.

“I love you,” Ronnie, 35, wrote while sharing the big news via Instagram. “Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin! Til death do us part!” 

Ronnie Engaged
Courtesy Ronnie Ortiz-Magro/Instagram

Ronnie and his bride-to-be, 31, went Instagram official back in October with photos from their swimsuit-clad vacation to Puerto Rico. Want to learn more about his future spouse? Keep reading to see what she does for a living and more.

Saffire is based in New York City and works as a professional eyelash technician. She touts herself as the “queen of wispy, cat-eye” lashes. 

Needless to say, Ron is smitten with his love. “You can’t force happiness,” he previously captioned a photo that showed Saffire with her legs wrapped around his waist as they soaked up the sun. “When you know it’s real, you realize it eventually chooses you,” he continued with a hashtag that read, “Happiness is a gift.”

Interestingly enough, Ronnie went Instagram official with Saffire on the same day ex Jen Harley shared steamy photos with her boyfriend, Joe, during her birthday celebration in Miami. Ronnie didn’t shy away from shading his ex in the comment section of his happy relationship photos.

The Family Vacation star responded with a flex emoji to a fan who said Jen “ruined her chances of anyone ever wanting to be with her long-term” because of “how she acted with Ron.”

Previously, Jen told In Touch that she and the Bronx native had a difficult time breaking their “toxic cycle” before ending things for good. These days, she’s simply interested in “peacefully” coparenting their 3-year-old daughter, Ariana, with her ex.

Ronnie and Saffire
Courtesy Ronnie Ortiz-Magro/Instagram

“Our problem was we knew what was bothering us. Our underlying thing was cheating, but we would never do anything [about it],” she explained about her and Ronnie’s on-and-off romance. “We would just sweep things under the rug, but we wouldn’t ever go to therapy or get self-help or do anything like that. So when we would fight, it would just blow up again and then that was our cycle.”

The real estate agent added, “[I want someone] who wants to be a husband, who wants to be in a relationship with someone that just helps build each other up and just build a life with somebody. I don’t want to live my life like, ‘Oh, I’m doing this for me and he’s doing it for him.’ I want to be with somebody who wants to be a team and do it together.”

Ronnie and Saffire are now looking forward to getting hitched and fans are wondering if their wedding will be aired on a future episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Time will tell!

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