Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Says He Hasn’t Quit ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation,’ Despite Not Appearing On Season 2 Promo Tour With Cast

“Me– and my bad decisions– will still be around, guys, don’t worry!”

The cast of Jersey Shore Family Vacation has been making the media rounds for the past few weeks to promote the second season of the show, which premieres tonight. However, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been noticeably absent from the recent cast appearances–which include live specials on MTV and last weekend’s MTV VMAs.

Fans worried that Ronnie may have gotten up to some more hijinks–or worse, had quit the show. The speculation eventually led Ronnie to take to social media to let his followers know why he’s gone M.I.A. lately.

Everyone keeps asking where I’ve been, Why wasn’t I at the #VMA’s or other #JSFV events with my lovely cast mates. I’ve chosen to take some time off to be a father to my beautiful daughter. I’ve got to experience everything in my life thankfully because of #JS & #MyFans. There’s nothing that can replace the feeling of being a father. Thank you for all the love & support and no I have not quit #jS. I am just choosing to take time so I can watch my daughter grow and be apart of a life not just in her life and be an amazing father. I rather be there for her in person than have to watch her grow through Text messages & IG posts. I can give her everything in the world but if I can’t give her a relationship or a bond than all of this is for nothing at the end of the day. #FeelingOfSeeingThatFaceInTheMorningIsIrreplacable#NeverKnowThatFeelingTillYouLookYourSeedInTheEyes #JSFV2 #PreimereThisJerzday

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“Everyone keeps asking where I’ve been, why wasn’t I at the #VMA’s or other #JSFV events with my lovely cast mates. I’ve chosen to take some time off to be a father to my beautiful daughter,” Ronnie wrote on Instagram. “I’ve got to experience everything in my life thankfully because of #JS & #MyFans. There’s nothing that can replace the feeling of being a father. Thank you for all the love & support and no I have not quit #JS.”

“I am just choosing to take time so I can watch my daughter grow and be apart of a life not just in her life and be an amazing father,” he continued. “I rather be there for her in person than have to watch her grow through Text messages & IG posts. I can give her everything in the world but if I can’t give her a relationship or a bond than all of this is for nothing at the end of the day.”

The whole cast was Ronnie-less when they appeared on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM Show today.

This isn’t the first time Ronnie has been absent from ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ events. Back in June, when the rest of the cast was filming for Season 2 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Ronnie wasn’t there. It is not yet known how his absence will be explained on the show, but the filming took place right after Ronnie was involved in a dramatic domestic dispute with his baby mama (and on-and-off-again girlfriend) Jen Harley.

Ronnie was reportedly dragged by Jen’s car as she allegedly tried to drive away. At the time of the Seaside Heights filming, Us Weekly reported that Ronnie was busy “recovering from his injuries.”

Ronnie’s epic fights with Jen have made tabloid headlines for months. (Who could forget their April altercation that was broadcast on Instagram Live?!)

Things between Ronnie and Jen seem to be better these days, however. In fact, while his ‘Jersey Shore’ cast mates were out promoting ‘Family Vacation’ Season 2, Ronnie was vacationing with Jen and his daughter in Puerto Rico.

Earlier this week, Ronnie posted a photo of himself and Jen riding a jet ski. He captioned the photo, “double trouble,” which is, of course, the understatement of the year. Jen also posted photos from the trip.

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Season 2 premieres tonight on MTV.

Get a sneak peek of the new season by watching the video below!

(Photos: MTV, Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images, Instagram)

13 Comments

  1. Still love Ronnie. Always thought he had a lot of heart is a good person, but has some issues that trip him up. Really hope he finds his way and I hope to God he gets away from that twisted bitch he had that beautiful baby with. Maybe he can someday get full custody if he begins to get on solid footing himself.

    I totally love Jersey Shore! I don’t think I’ll ever watch reruns of the reboot the way I do the original, but I’m still happy to have them back. I will never stop watching the original! Snooks is my girl. I used to be a fan of Jenni but the more fake her face got, the more inauthentic her personality seemed to get. Still feel bad for her that her son appears to be severely autistic. That’s a tough situation!


    1. Uhhh while Ronnie is not a totally terrible person. Let’s not ignore the fact he’s been violent since season 1 and has one or three episodes per season where he and alcohol make poor life decisions together.

      Everyone points fingers at Sammie, but every relationship he has been toxic. If you keep having violent psycho relationships, then chances are you are AT LEAST 50% contributing responsible.

      Sure you can give the old argument the Jen will use their kid as a lawon, but she herself has a tenuous hold on that custody.

      Hope he is getting his act together and that this could be a smokescreen for rehab. Not that he would hide that though given him love of airing his tawdry laundry.


      1. The way Ron gaslighted Sami was unreal, Sam may have been obnoxious but he took it way too far when he destroyed her things.


    2. Ronnie destroyed all of sams’s stuff and constantly called her abusive names. These aren’t just issues that trip him up, he’s dangerous. You can’t sidestep that fact. However, I do think that Jen girl he’s with now is way crazier than any of the people on this show . He’s never going to get any better being with a toxic person. He needs some intense therapy too.


  2. Make whatever decisions you want about your relationship, Ron. But get joint custody of that child so that your relationship decisions aren’t driven by the fear of losing your child. Every second you wait to file is a second in the mother’s favor.


  3. He definitely needs to realize that there have been farrr more than enough red flags with this relationship he’s in, to know that it’s just plain toxic for the both of them, and they’re baby. I understand it’s hard to let go of the idea of having a family that’s “together”, but they need to do what’s best for little girl now, and just focus on building a co-parenting relationship. If he really is taking the time off for his daughter, then I am really happy for him and he’s making the right choices as far as that goes. You can’t get this time when they’re small back, and it goes so fast. Unfortunately even on the newest season, you can see how he’s become pretty good at playing “lie and cover up the truth”… so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.


  4. I kinda read it as a dig to his other cast mates too? Because he isn’t the only one with a child.

    And yes, being back together with her is an awesome idea…….idiot!


    1. I doubt it’s a dig at castmates. Jwow and Snooki are at home with their kids almost all of the time and Pauly D has a custody arrangement with his child.

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