The cast of the decade-long television show Jersey Shore shot up years ago when their show first appeared on MTV.
In the time since then, all original actors have created their own identities, separate from the show, which brought them so much success.
While some of the performers achieved unlikely peace (Snooki, anyone?), Others struggled to maintain a sense of normalcy. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is one of the stars of Jersey Shore who has a notoriously difficult private life and is more in the news these days than ever.
When did Ronnie Ortiz-Magro become famous?
Born in 1985, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has not grown up in the entertainment industry. In fact, he worked for his father in his real estate business long before he turned to life in reality TV.
In the summer of 2009, Ortiz-Magro was one of the original cast members of Jersey Shore . The show premiered in December 2009 and became a hit.
While Ortiz-Magro and the other stars of the show undoubtedly became stereotypes of popular culture, people could not deny how popular the TB show was. Jersey Shore ran six seasons and ended in 2012.
Ortiz-Magro was still a fixture on television, and since the end of the show he has appeared in other reality shows such as Famously Single on and Celebrity Fear Factor . Eventually, Ortiz-Magro teamed up with his Jersey Shore castmates in 2018 when they all reunited to film Jersey Shore: Family Vacation a continuation of the original series.
Despite Ortiz-Magros success, he had anything but a smooth rise.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's troubled private life.
Ortiz-Magro dated for years with another member of Jersey Shore cast member Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. They started in 2009, the same year the show premiered, and stayed together until 2014. Several years after his relationship with Giancola ended, he began dating Jen Harley. The couple reportedly had only a few months together before realizing that they were pregnant.
Although the star seemed to be overjoyed when he announced that he would become a father, things did not stay peaceful for very long.
In April 2018, the couple welcomed a daughter, who named her Ariana Sky. Just a few weeks after their daughter's birth, Ortiz-Magro and Harley broke with the rumors that Ortiz-Magro had cheated on Harley while she was still pregnant.
They started fighting on social media and went back and forth over Instagram for everyone to see. The battles reached new heights as they apparently entered into a physical altercation via an Instagram live stream.
Although they would reunite and dissolve several times in the following months, there does not seem to be a chance these days that Ortiz-Magro and Harley will be peacefully reunited.
What is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro doing? Days?
In January 2019, Ortiz-Magro decided to deal directly with his demons and went to rehab for depression and alcohol abuse. When Ortiz-Magro retired from his rehab, he returned to teaching his daughter together and trying to lead a healthy lifestyle.
In early October 2019, the reality star was arrested after a dispute with Harley. He faces several charges, including domestic violence, vulnerability to children and resistance to arrest.
Ortiz-Magro has to pay a prison sentence of up to one year for each of his five charges. While no-one knows how Ortiz-Magro will go to court, it does not look good for the churning star.
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