After greater than eight months of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro not showing on an episode of Jersey Shore: Household Trip, he returned for a lunch with Mike “The State of affairs” Sorrentino in the course of the present’s Aug. 11 episode. Ronnie met up with Mike throughout a visit to the east coast, which was filmed in the course of the spring of 2022. “It’s been an extended yr,” Ronnie admitted. “It’s been numerous simply doing the precise factor, being a full-time dad, and being sober. I’m dwelling one of the best life I can, at some point at a time.”
Mike beforehand went via a journey to sobriety, so he was in a position to relate to what Ronnie’s been going via. “I knew you have been on the fallacious street,” Mike admitted to Ron. “I knew you have been on the street of redemption, and it’s an extended street. However I heard you’re doing the precise factor. Are you?” Ronnie confirmed that he was conserving issues collectively. He had beforehand tried to get sober up to now, however phoned it in after his 30 days in therapy. This time, although, he’s caught with it.
Ronnie additionally admitted to being in a “state of melancholy” amidst his troubles, however advised Mike that he was getting again within the fitness center and specializing in a self-care routine. He additionally shared that he has custody of his daughter Ariana, 4, “principally full-time.” Ronnie revealed that he’s engaged on “bettering” himself every day whereas attempting to be one of the best father and buddy he may be.
Mike requested Ronnie if he’d be prepared to satisfy up with any of the opposite roommates, and Ronnie received emotional as he recalled being on the outs together with his former castmates. “I positively miss the roommates,” Ronnie stated in a confessional. “This has been one of many hardest years I’ve ever needed to face and I’ve been via some s***. I f***ed up. I perceive and that’s a part of restoration, as nicely. What issues is I received via it and I’m going to proceed to get via it at some point at a time.”
Ronnie advised Mike he positively needed to satisfy up with the opposite roommates and “come clean with [his] errors.” Mike admitted that Ronnie must make “particular person” apologies to everybody, however stated that he felt prefer it was “crucial” as a result of his previous “actions have affected everybody.”
Ronnie’s resolution to depart the present in Could 2021 got here following his arrest for home violence the earlier month. He had beforehand been arrested for an additional alleged home violence incident involving Jen Harley, the mom of his daughter, in Nov. 2019. Ronnie wound up not being charged within the April 2021 home violence case, however his points on the time nonetheless led him to take a step again from Jersey Shore.
“After speaking to the workforce at MTV, we have now mutually agreed that I’ll step away from the present whereas I search medical therapy for psychological well being points that I’ve ignored for a lot too lengthy,” Ronnie stated. “My primary purpose now could be going through my points head-on. This course of might be tough, however my primary precedence is to get wholesome and be one of the best man and one of the best father I can for my daughter.” Ronnie final appeared on the present briefly in Jan. 2022.