Two years after leaving Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro appeared on The show to announce His move to Miami.
The MTV personality Has made it clear that she wants to leave Los Angeles for Florida With her 4-year-old daughter Ariana for a “change of scenery” and a “change of pace”.
“I’m opening a new business, a sneaker shop,” revealed Ortiz-Magro. “It’s just something that Has always been my passion.”
The 37-year-old, who Has appeared on two other episodes of “Jersey Shore” since His departure In 2021, Has begun to reflect on The “bad situation” he Has been In for The “last few years”.
“I almost lost everything I built. I almost lost my daughter,” recalls Ortiz-Magro, referring to His arrest for alleged domestic violence In April 2021.
While The reality star was Not charged at The time, he pulled out of The show The following month and sobered up.
“I was In treatment for eight or nine months,” he said on Thursday’s episode. “He helped me grow and made me a stronger person.”
The “Famous Single” alum who welcomed Ariana In April 2018 With then-girlfriend Jen Harley noted that he now Has “Full custody” of their little one.
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“It’s a lot of hard work, but it keeps me balanced,” he raved. “She calms my world. I didn’t Have an ideal situation With her mother, but she turned out to be perfect.
“She’s so sweet and kind that it’s like, ‘Are you mine? “”
In an August 2022 episode of The series, Ortiz-Magro said that he “basically” Has primary custody of Ariana.
The “Full-time dad” talked about His journey to sobriety at The time, celebrating a year of abstinence from alcohol.
“It’s been a long year,” he said. “There was a lot of just doing The right thing. I’m living The best I can.”
While Ortiz-Magro filmed last year With Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, he Has yet to appear on camera With Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Cortese or other cast members.
The “Celebrity Fear Factor” alumnus Has admitted he Has “screwed up” and Is focusing on “improving”.
His brief return to television this week comes shortly after news broke that His ex Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola was reuniting With His castmates after More than 10 years off-screen.