Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola Did Not Attend Wedding of ‘Jersey Shore’ Co-Star Mike Sorrentino: Here’s Why

“Sorry guys, I had to sit this one out!”

Sorry, Jersey Shore fans, but there was no “Rahn and Sam” reunion at Mike Sorrentino‘s recent wedding.

Mike– who married Lauren Pesce in New Jersey on November 1– confirmed to Us Weekly that, while Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola was invited to the festivities, she chose not to attend.

“No, she wasn’t there,” Mike told the magazine of Sammi. “She was invited [and] she sent a gift, a very heartfelt, sweet gift.”

(Sammi certainly had a lot of “heartfelt, sweet gifts” to choose from, thanks to Mike and Lauren’s extravagant wedding registry!)

Sammi’s ex, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, did attend, however, along with his on-and-off-again girlfriend/battle partner, Jen Harley. According to Mike, however, Ronnie’s presence was not the reason Sammi was a no-show at the wedding.

“The cameras were there, she opted not to come.”

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As The Ashley has previously reported, Sammi chose not to participate in the ‘Jersey Shore’ spin-off, Jersey Shore Family VacationMike and Lauren’s wedding was filmed and will be included in the show’s second season, which is currently airing on MTV.

Back in April, Sammi explained why she decided not to appear on ‘Family Vacation.’

“I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially TOXIC SITUATIONS.”


While Sammi did not attend Mike’s wedding, she did recently reunite with the ladies of ‘Jersey Shore’ to celebrate co-star Deana Cortese‘s baby shower. The gals posted numerous photos of the entire female cast together at the shower.

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Sammi is currently dating Christian Biscardi, a man who has not appeared on reality TV, and she has said that she enjoys keeping her relationship with him private.

Ronnie, meanwhile, has done the complete opposite of that with his post-Sam girlfriend (and baby mama) Jen. Ronnie and Jen have documented their brutal (and sometimes bloody) fights on social media, as well as on ‘Family Vacation.’

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12 Responses

  1. I don’t blame her at all. You know that nut Jen would try to start shit with her.Although I would love for her to make an appearance on JSFV, I’m glad she’s doing the grownup thing and staying away from it.

  2. She made the right choice. I couldn’t imagine being her and having a drunk Ron and Jen around. That would have been a disaster for EVERYONE…The bride and groom included. You had Ron crying the 1st season over how much he missed Sam while Jen was pregnant…and we all know Jen is a maniac…Yea, Sammi was right steering clear of all that.

  3. Her face looks so much better than the other girls. She looks like she did when the show was first on. Good for her!

  4. Tbh, as much as I love watching the shenanigans of every else again, I am glad Sammi moved on from all that. She is in a stable relationship and I’m POSITIVE Jen would have been jealous if she attended. You know what Jen, it isn’t her problem your man is not exactly OVER her.

      1. *Taxi’s Here*. I missed the “I”. :(. This wasn’t a dig at Mike. I respect him very much since he turned his life around.

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