Why Sammi Sweetheart Isn't Joining The Jersey Shore Reunion, According To Snooki

For fans of ridiculous reality TV shows, Christmas came early this year when MTV announced that viewers currently enjoying the brand new cast of Floribama Shore would also get to revisit the original Jersey Shore crew for the comeback series Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Unfortunately, one O.G. cast member won't make the trip, as Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola isn't currently set to take part in the reunion series. She's been quiet about it since, but former co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi seems to know the reason.

Everyone's asking why Sammi's not doing it. You have to ask her that --- I'm not gonna speak for her. But Sammi is just in such a happy place that I feel like she doesn't want to jump back into that drama if it does happen. And being that there was a lot of Ron and Sam drama when we did film, it was just really hard on both of them. So I just think she doesn't want that anymore.

You gotta love how Snooki starts off by saying she won't speak for Sammi Sweetheart, and then does exactly that. But we're not complaining, since she's clearly got some insight on the issue and knows more than most people would about Sammi's current mindset when it comes to all things Jersey Shore. And honestly, any other answer than the one Snooki offered might have come across as suspicious.

Because seriously, one would immediately assume that the loud and proud Ronnie Ortiz-Magro would be the number one reason why Sammi Sweetheart would want to skip out on any Jersey Shore reunions. Put on just about any random episode from the show's six seasons and you'll more than likely witness one or both of them drunkenly hollering about or at the other person. It became more predictable than the opening credits, so it's not hard to understand that she reportedly doesn't want to jump back in front of a camera with him again.

Let's not forget that Sammi did indeed reconnect with her Jersey Shore castmates for that weirdo Burger King commercial, as well as the E! special Return to the Jersey Shore, which was itself supposed to launch a new season of episodes. But let's also recall that Ronnie didn't take part in either of those reunions, which makes Snooki's explanation about Sammi skipping Jersey Shore Family Vacation all the more believable.

Just because Sammi hasn't signed on to do that show now doesn't mean Snooki & Co. have given up on getting her involved by the time the production kicks off. While talking about the upcoming MTV series on her podcast It's Happening with Joey and Snooki, here's how Snooki and others feel about Sammi not being involved.

We're all begging her to come back on the show. It's really up to her. Everyone pray that Sammi comes back, because I feel like she might change her mind. So Sam, if you're listening, come to the show. Like, stop being --- stop it. Stop it right now before I spank you.

We're still months away from any spank-tastic premiere dates for Jersey Shore Family Vacation, so it's more than plausible that Sammi Sweetheart might get convinced to revisit her dramatic heydays for the new show. While waiting to see if that ends up happening, head to our fall TV premiere schedule and our 2018 midseason premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are on the way.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.