Get ready to engage in some celebratory fist-pumping, because we’ve got the biggest Jersery Shore-related news since the unexpected return of Snooki!
Despite some major rough patches in their short time together, Ronnie Magro and Saffire Matos are officially engaged!
The surprising news comes courtesy of Ronnie himself, who shared the update with his Instagram followers on Monday.
Ronnie posted a photo of his oceanside proposal (apporpriate for a guy who became famous for summering at the Shore), and he wisely decided to turn off comments.
More on that later …
"I love you. Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin! Til death do us part!" he captioned the photo.
Magro added the hashtag "#SheSaidYes," in case you were wondering how things turned out for No-Longer-Single Ronnie.
The "thick and thin" Ronnie referred to is probably the recent legal troubles that have seen the couple making tabloid headlines for all the wrong reasons.
As you probably recall, Magro was arrested on domestic assault charges in April.
According to a police report, it was Mattos who called 911, and police observed "marks on her body" that seemed to be the result of a physical altercation.
There was a time when it looked as though Magro would go to jail and be fired from Jersey Shore as a result of his actions.
After all, this was not the first time that he had been accused of domestic violence, and he was still on probation from his last arrest.
But in the end, Magro avoided felony assault charges — and it was all thanks to Mattos.
Saffire refused to testify against Ronnie, which meant that prosecutors did not have sufficient evidence to press charges.
We hate to use an engagement announcement as a springboard to dwell on something negative from the past — but it’s important to remember that all of this just happened about two months ago.
As we said earlier, disabling comments on the engagement announcement was probably a very good idea on Ronnie’s part.
No doubt many of his followers would have something to say about Saffire entering what could well be a very dangerous situation.
Insiders say Ronnie has been working on himself intensively in recent weeks, and Saffire is satisfied with the progress he’s shown.
"Ronnie has been taking this time to work on himself and his daughter," a source close to the situation tells People.
"For him, he felt like this right time. They’re both really happy for this next chapter. His health and happiness are what is most important."
Corroborating those remarks is a statement from Saffire herself in which she assured the public that there is no cause for concern, and Ronnie’s arrest was the result of a misunderstanding.
"Ronnie and I are fine," she began.
"There is a lot of misleading information floating around out there. With anybody who reached out with concern I appreciate it with all my heart, but everything that’s being portrayed out there are not facts," Saffire added.
"I don’t think it’s fair that people are using false accusations to gain attention," she continued.
"Please leave Ron and I alone. You don’t know what someone is going through at the end of the day."
Clearly, Saffire would like to move on from the incident, but it’s not hard to see why fans might be concerned.
Ronnie has a long history of erratic behavior, much of which has been documented by MTV camera crews.
We hope that Saffire is right when she says he’s worked on himself and changed for the better — but it’s a little hard not to be concerned about this potentially disastrous situation.