Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been mired in a miserable relationship for about a year and a half.
Which makes the following update on the Jersey Shore star’s situation all the more ironic:
He just took his daughter to The Happiest Place on Earth.
A day after an order of protection against the troubled MTV personality was lifted, Ronnie took little Ariana to Disneyland, an insider has confirmed to Us Weekly and other outlets.
In fact, the 33-year old himself shared a video to his Instagram Story on yesterday that showed him kissing his 18-month-old child as they goofed around together, poking their tongues out on a ride.
You know what they say, right?
It’s all fun and games until someone holds a knife to someone’s girlfriend and then gets arrested for kidnapping someone’s daughter.
This is what Ronnie stands accused of doing.
Early on the morning of October 4, Ronnie got into an altercation with violent girlfriend Jen Harley.
According to the official police report, Harley grabbed Ariana and ran out of the home the couple had been renting in Los Angeles.
However, Harley alleges, Ronnie chased after her… threatened her with a knife… picked up Ariana and took her back inside the residence.
The police were then forced to break down the front door after Ronnie refused to open it — and were then forced to taze the Jersey Shore cast member due to his out of control behavior.
In a statement following the alleged incident, the reality star’s attorney, Scott E. Leemon, said the following:
"The reporting of the alleged incident relating to Ronnie Magro yesterday is based upon pure speculation and innuendo.
"We are currently conducting our own investigation and will have no further comment until that has been concluded."
Still, authorities granted Harley an order of protection against Ronnie.
He wasn’t allowed near Jen or Ariana until a hearing this past Friday, at which time the order expired and was not renewed.
For his part, Ronnie claims Jen was the one who was wasted and that he feared she might harm their daughter.
He says that he was simply acting like a protective father by stealing Ariana away from her mom on the night in question.
Neither Harley nor Magro has directly commented on the confrontation.
But both have now been arrested in conjunction with alleged violence against the other, with Jen having dragged Ronnie down the street by her car last summer and then hurled an ashtray at his head this past New Year’s Eve.
They seem to bring out the worst in each othere.
Incredibly, this most recent incident came just hours after the pair — who have had a very tumultuous relationship since they started dating in 2017 — attended the launch party for his Verge CBD line in West Hollywood.
“Honestly, even though everyone thinks we’re toxic, she really does balance me out,” he said at the time… which, again, was hours prior to his arrest.
Added Ronnie at this time:
“She really does keep me level because with her I have her and the baby, which is a family, which is what I want at the end of the day.”
Thankfully, the couple has since broken up.
We’ll see how long that lasts.