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Warning! The following contains spoilers for the premiere of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Read at your own risk!
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation featured a few shocking reveals that fans who hadn't kept up with the cast since the original show's end may not have expected, and one reveal had some real juiciness to it. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro revealed what led to his and Sammi Sweetheart's permanent breakup, although fans who missed the moment may not be all that surprised as to what ultimately drove them apart:
Once we left the shore house, me and Sam decided we were going to take the next step -- we moved in with each other. And we were getting towards that stage where it was like, I either have to shit or get off the pot. She gave me a timeline. She was like, I want to get married in six months -- and I'm still trying to figure my life out. I got cold feet. I wanted to do the right thing, but there was a part of me that was like, 'I'm not going to do the right thing.' So I didn't do it. I ended up cheating, she found out. I blew it. It's over.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro cheated on Sammi Sweetheart? Say it ain't so! In all seriousness though, it isn't hard to imagine Ronnie cheated on Sammi on the sly, considering that was something he consistently did throughout the run of Jersey Shore with cameras on him and broadcasting all the action for the world to see. What is somewhat surprising is that Sammi didn't take her former boyfriend back, which is also something that frequently happened throughout the course of the MTV reality series. Sammi left Ronnie along with her desire to marry him and is now in a new relationship that was part of the reason why she decided not to participate in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
Sammi's decision to abstain from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation didn't sit well with Ronnie, who spent the first two hours of the revival series talking about how she's a traitor, how her new boyfriend kind of looks like him, how he loves her and if all that wasn't wild enough, he capped things off with an uncomfortable sexual joke about a doll Pauly D had modeled after her. Ortiz-Magro definitely didn't give off the vibe he's gotten over his ex, which was a bad look for him considering he was currently in a relationship and had a child on the way three months from the episode's filming. To his credit, Ortiz-Magro was upfront about his situation on camera, and said that regardless of whether his new relationship lasts, he's going to be there for his new kid:
It's not the most ideal situation, but what is? I'll always be a shitty husband, I'll always be a shitty boyfriend, but I'll never be a shitty father.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation airs on MTV Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what other shows are due to head to television in 2018, head on over to our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere guide. For more on the show's crazy cast, check out what Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino said he regretted doing back on the original Jersey Shore.