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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's girlfriend Jen Harley has been critical of Jersey Shore Family Vacation in the past, and she's speaking out again against the revived reality series. Harley revealed during a fan Q&A on her social media that she blames the show for the issues she and Ronnie have faced in their relationship, which have sometimes led to bad situations. She bluntly stated:
Honestly, the show has been the route [sic] to all of our problems.
There's no denying Jersey Shore Family Vacation has created some tension in the couple's relationship. In fact, one of Season 1's biggest storylines revolved around Ronnie hooking up with a girl and then hiding it from then-pregnant Jen Harley -- at least, until the season had wrapped filming. Had the revival never happened, it's possible Ronnie would've never cheated on his baby mama, or at least wouldn't have done so in the spotlight on national television.
For the record, Ronnie revealed on Jersey Shore Family Vacation he and Jen had troubles prior to the revival even starting. The cast member dropped the bombshell that Jen had cheated on him at some point in their relationship prior to him filming Season 1. The allegation was never confirmed and may have been Ronnie's attempt to justify his widely publicized infidelity, but it does make one wonder if Jen Harley's statement about the series is entirely accurate in terms of the timeline of their issues.
Harley continued to respond to questions on Instagram about Jersey Shore Family Vacation and even indicated she's asked her beau to leave the program. When asked if she would want Ronnie to leave the show to make their life more peaceful and less complicated, she also gave a blunt response.
Is Ronnie is being pressured to exit Jersey Shore Family Vacation to protect his relationship? If she's vociferous about it, it could put yet another member of the cast in a precarious position that could affect their involvement in the show should it get renewed for Season 3. Ronnie has vowed to "do the right thing" and stay with Jen for the sake of their daughter Ariana Sky, but whether or not he'd actually leave the program for Jen isn't known.
Jen Harley also revealed she doesn't watch Jersey Shore Family Vacation, which may cause some to question how she knew the show edited an argument she had with Ronnie. Harley also seemed to be aware of the cast bad-mouthing her in later episodes, but she added she doesn't hold it against them because they're Ronnie's friends. It's possible she may just have friends or followers telling her secondhand information, but that's up in the air as well.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs on MTV Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Keep tabs on all shows coming and going over the next couple of months by visiting our fall premiere guide.