If you were looking forward to Single Ronnie re-joining the Spiral Squad on the current season of Jersey Shore, we're afraid you may be disappointed.
According to his latest interview, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is still in a relationship with Jen Harley, the mother of his daughter Ariana.
And it seems he has every intention of sticking by his baby mama's side - at least until one of them gets arrested again.
This week, Magro told Us Weekly:
“Right now things are going good [with Jen], and I think it’s because I made a change and I stopped doing the same thing over and over again."
“I started just focusing on myself and stopped worrying about what other people wanted from me, and what I want for myself."
"So right now things are good.”
"I've decided to start focusing more on me" sounds like a New Year's resolution announced by your most narcissistic friend, but we think we know what Ronnie is trying to say here.
Focusing his attention on what others thought or expected of him led to his signature "Ron-pages" ... and incidents like last year's Vegas pool party fight that briefly shut down production on Shore.
When Ronnie focuses on what's best for Ronnie he surges, rather than spirals.
Many would argue that what's best for Ronnie would be breaking up with Harley again and actually making it stick this time, but hey.
Do you, bruh.
Unfortunately, Magro's announcement that he and Jen are still a romantic item despite their turbulent past comes at an awkward time.
This week's episode of Jersey Shore saw Ronnie spinning an unlikely story of being attacked in a restaurant parking lot the night before Mike Sorrentino's sentencing.
Holes in the story and injuries that seemed inconsistent with Ronnie's account led many to the conclusion that he was covering up what really happened.
In other words, that he had been attacked by Harley and was attempting to shield his baby mama from blame.
But Ronnie promises that he will not be at the center of the drama during the new season of Shore.
For one thing, we imagine much of the focus will be on Mike Sorrentino, who was sentenced to two years in prison on last week's episode.
(Sorrentino's sentence was later reduced. He's currently behind bars, but will likely be released to a halfway house before the end of summer.)
On top of that, Ronnie is newly sober and intends to stay that way.
That means no Ron-Ron Juice, no smush rooms ... and hopefully, no drama.
“I feel like now that everyone’s growing up! Even the new season, it’s not us in the club,” he added.
“A lot of the stuff that goes on with us is real life stuff, real life things, and real life s–t doesn’t go on in the clubs anymore!”
That's all well and good ... but all sorts of bad stuff can happen outside of the club, too.
Just keep this man away from rooms with "self-closing" doors, and everything will be fine!