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If you’re a Jersey Shore viewer, you’re probably aware that subtlety is not Ronnie Magro’s strong suit.

In fact, dude pretty much spends his entire life on the verge of one of his infamous Ron-pages.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley Smooch

The severity of Ron’s temper has been evident throughout his time in the spotlight, but it was only last month that we realized just how dangerous that short fuse can be.

Magro was tased and arrested in Los Angeles following a violent altercation with baby mama Jen Harley.

Shortly thereafter, Harley’s bruises were photographed while she was out having lunch with her daughter.

Hug for Harley

Fans were appalled by what they saw, and the criminal justice system wasn’t too thrilled with Magro, either.

Currently, Ronnie is facing six years behind bars.

Last week, Magro pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him, but given the wealth of evidence indicating that he assaulted Harley, it seems unlikely he’ll walk away from this thing scot-free.

Ronnie Looks Ponderous

These are dark times for the MTV personality.

But even with jail time looming, it appears that Ron is most worried – at least outwardly – about how this whole prison situation might impact his relationship with his 2-year-old daughter, Ariana.

Earlier this week, Ronnie posted this beautiful photo of himself walking hand-in-hand into the sunset with little Ari:

Ronnie, 33, wrote as a caption to the striking picture:

“No matter what happens, what you’re going through, Daddy will always be there holding your hand by your side!” 

He added the hashtags, “#always #ILoveYouMonster.”

Deep stuff right there.

Clearly feeling emotional over his forced separation from his daughter, Ronnie also added several pics of Ariana to his Instagram Story.

“Dada miss you!” he captioned one image, adding, “My whole world.”

Currently, Harley has a restraining order against Magro which severely limits the time he’s able to spend with Ariana.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro with the Stare

Co-star Deena Nicole Cortese was asked about Ronnie’s recent troubles at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, and she managed to put a positive spin on the situation:

“You know, he’s doing the best he can with everything, but we’ll always have his back no matter what,” she told reporters.

“He was in New Orleans with us. We just saw him.” 

Ronnie, Child

Yes, through it all, Ronnie’s co-stars have stuck by his side – sometimes to a problematic degree.

On an episode of her podcast recorded shortly after Ron’s arrest, Snooki engaged in a bit of victim-blaming, alleging that Harley arranged to have her bruises photographed by paparazzi in the days following the attack.

“I feel like she went out intentionally to get a photo of her,” Snooki said.

Ronnie Just Chills

“She wants it to be a thing. She wants to show off her bruises. We don’t know how she got the bruises.”

Thankfully, Snooki’s guest on the podcast, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was able to find a less disturbing way to support his friend:

“There are three sides to a story – his side, her side and the truth," Sorrentino said.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro as a Dad

"I don’t really know what happened, but we have to speak to him first to get his truth, and then we can guide him going forward and put these mistakes behind [us]. … When I see him, I am going to support him,” he added.

“If he wants any advice, I will give it.”

We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.