Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is speaking out on the way he treated his on again, off again, on again, off again, and now on again girlfriend in Miami.
In a new interview, the 23-year-old expresses regret over the way he treated Sammi Giancola, 22,while the couple filmed the second season of the MTV hit show in Miami. Ronnie was shown on the show going out to clubs, kissing other women, then coming home and jumping into bed with Sammi.
“When I saw myself in the club with those girls [it] was, ‘Wow, you’re the man right now at the club. You look f—ing awesome,’” he told MTV. “And then when I go home to Sam, I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed of myself. I’m embarrassed about what I did to her.’”
Ronnie also swears he isn’t a bad boyfriend, despite what the rest of the world might think. “I’m not that guy. I don’t know what I was thinking about,” he said. “I watch it and I’m just like, ‘You’re an idiot. You are an idiot. Like, what are you thinking about?”
TMZ is reporting that cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magrowas picked up on Sunday morning and arrested for unpaid parking tickets. According to TMZ, Ronnie paid the tickets, and was released. The above picture was taken after his release.
The Seaside Heights Police Department released a statement stating “Ronald Ortiz was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants from two separate jurisdictions … Mr. Ortiz was transported to the Seaside Heights Police Department where he was processed and later released after satisfying the conditions of these warrants.”
This is the second arrest for a JS cast member in two weeks. Snooki was arrested back on July 30th for public intoxication.
In other Shore news, RadarOnline is also reporting that Snookinow has a new boyfriend. According to Radar, Snookie’s new BF is Jeff Miranda, who is described as a 24-year-old Iraq veteran.
It also seems unlike Snooki’s ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella, who is now trying to become a reality star, Jeff wants to keep their new relationship low key. He posted the following on his facebook page – “People no more Snookie (sic) talk… She is an amazing girl and couldn’t ask for any more or less. I am not making any further comments about Nicole and myself. When the time is right you will be updated.”
However a source tells RadarOnline Jeff isn’t the good guy he’s trying to portray himself as, saying he is a “player” and “he’s become a gym rat and hooked-up with Snooki to get popularity and fame. Let’s face it, the guy wants to be a star.”
Multiple media outlets are reporting DJ Pauly D has several sex tapes floating around. Popcrunch reports the amateur tapes are said to be with a Canadian model he met this year while doing promotion for the first season of the MTV hit show.
“It is being revealed that they filmed a few sex videos while together – Our insiders say the girl in question has no intent on selling the recordings… But we all know eventually they will come out!!,” adds the ZackTaylor blog.
The magazine cover photo, which hit stands this week under the banner “Queer Issue” and above the headline “The Guido Ideal” — a story about “gay Jersey guidos on the down-low,” has led to some whispers and questions about the guys’ sexuality, but not so fast reports the NYPost.
The Post is reporting the guys were not aware what they were posing for and had no idea they were being photographed for the Queer cover. A source from the mag also adds, “The paper’s not saying the cover boys are gay, just that that they’re hot.”
The guys however seem to be good sports about the cover and The Situation was even quoted in the past as saying: “I’ll be honest, I like the attention [from gay men]. I’m flattered if there are guys with different preferences that have crushes on me.”
Tonight’s episode of MTV’s hit show Jersey Shore will feature another run in with the law. This time around, it involves cast member Ronnie Magro, who was arrested back in September after getting into a fight with another man in front of MTV’s cameras.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested on Sept. 4 for aggravated assault for striking a man with a closed fist. Ronnie, 24, tells PEOPLE that though the charges have now been dismissed, he did spend a few hours in jail, had a mug shot taken and paid about $600 for bail.
Ronnie claims he was provoked while he was walking home from a bar with Snooki and their costar Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. According to Ronnie, the other person involved in the fight was being disrespectful to his friends, shouted “racist” remarks at their African-American security guards and might have spat on him. He however regrets the incident, “I definitely felt out of place,” he says of being in jail. “It’s definitely a place I never want to go back to again. Definitely a lesson learned.”
Still A Couple – In other news, Ronnie and his girlfriend from the show, Sammie Sweetheart are surprisingly still going strong. The pair confirms to PEOPLE that they are indeed still together and care very much for each other. “I care about her deeply and I see it going for a long time,” Ronnie says. “I don’t really want to jinx anything [but] I love being with her. I have a best friend that’s my girlfriend, which is really hard to find.”
Adds Sammie: “I’m very happy and content with my life right now. Things are just amazing and I’m just gonna go with it.”
Jenni “J-WOWW” Farley, has also reconciled with her boyfriend Tom, despite cheating on him with costar DJ Pauly D on the show. Jenni says all is well with their relationship and he moved in four months ago.
And finally, the ladies of the show stripped off their 5035 20 pounds of make up for a makeunder photo-shoot courtesy of In Touch magazine.
From left to right, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola — who swear by eyeliner, bronzer, and lip gloss — ditched their make up for the shoot. Must say Snooki looks the best, she should consider making this look permanent.