The Sad Reason Ronnie Was On His Best Behavior During The Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2 Premiere

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Read at your own risk!

Jersey Shore Family Vacation returned for Season 2, and, surprisingly, Ronnie was on his best behavior. The attitude switch was a complete shock not just to viewers, but to his castmates, as well. And, they all sensed he was upset or sad despite his insistence otherwise. Sure enough, "Ronaldo" turned back into Ronnie by the end of the two-hour premiere following a verbal altercation with a drunk fan at a pool party, and revealed to his friends that he's been on his best behavior due to his baby mama, Jen Harley, threatening to hide his daughter from him otherwise:

When we fight she will keep the baby from me five days, six days. It's like I don't even know where my daughter is.

Ronnie revealed to a stunned Jersey Shore Family Vacation cast that Jen Harley has previously, and likely will again, hide his daughter, Ariana Sky, from him following their various altercations. From the sounds of the conversation he had prior in the bathroom, it appeared that was currently happening, and a tearful Ronnie finally had to drop the act that everything in his life was going fine. Of course, the cast already knew that, as they follow Ronnie on social media like the millions of other fans and had seen his intense Instagram fight with Jen days before. Even then, each member explained Ronnie's been absent from the infamous "group chat" and had not shared the details of what's been going on behind his troubled relationship to them.

Ronnie's story and the situation are sad, but, as JWoww was quick to point out, Jen isn't the only one to blame in this situation. The Jersey Shore Family Vacation castmate reminded Ronnie that if he's so terrified of saying the wrong thing and losing his daughter, perhaps he should keep his fights and personal drama off of social media. JWoww didn't say anything the rest of the cast hadn't already said behind Ronnie's back on camera, but, given that she had just admitted she was talking to Jen behind his back, Ronnie was quick to get defensive and fire back at his housemate. Reformed Ronnie went out the door, and he went into a full-on "Ron-page" that doesn't look like it's going to end well for anyone.

The drama is just getting started, and Jersey Shore Family Vacation is rolling on with Season 2 on MTV, Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. It's just one of the many popular television shows returning in the coming months, so be sure to keep up with all that's happening by bookmarking our summer and fall premiere guides. For more on Jersey Shore Family Vacation, be sure to check out our list of moments we can't wait to see in Season 2.

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