Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has put down the tough guy facade for a few moments.
In a revealing interview with Us Weekly, the veteran Jersey Shore star has admitted that he checked into a rehab facility after the filiming of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2.
Because he finally realized the extent of his dependency on alcohol.
Drunk Ronnie has often been a source of humor and mockey for fans of this MTV franchise, but Ronnie explains below why it really should not be a laughing matter.
Scroll down to read excerpts from his interview and join us in commending Ronnie for taking this step...
Ronnie Has Made Many Headline of Late
And few of them have been positive... and most of them have centered on his VERY rocky relationship with Jen Harley, who gave birth to the couple's daughter in early April of 2018.
There Have Been Ups. But Mostly Been Downs.
Harley has been arrested for alleged assault against Ronnie... Ronnie has been accused of ransacking Jen's apartment... Jen has referred to Ronnie as a "deadbeat cokehead" and Ronnie has referred to Jen as a "cum dumpster." It's been ugly.
At Least Ronnie Recognized There Was a Problem
“I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter,” Otiz-Magro tells Us Weekly, adding that he entered the facility for help with depression and alcohol abuse.
A Lot More from Ronnie:
“Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now – that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter."
Ortiz-Magro shares 10-month-old daughter Ariana with Harley, which is what makes their vicious, never-ending back and forth just so sad and troublesome.
It Really Has Been So Vicious and Public