'I've gone my own direction': Ronnie breaks his silence on ex Sammi Sweetheart's absence from upcoming Jersey Shore revival

While the original Jersey Shore cast will reunite in 2018 one of the show's stars will not: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola.

Her romance with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was the true soap opera theatrics that kept fans glued to the show over the years.

And now her ex Ronnie is speaking out about Sammi's decision to skip the renunion.??

While the original Jersey Shore cast will reunite in 2018 one of the show's stars will not - Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola; Her romance with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was the true soap opera theatrics that kept fans glued to the show over the years

While the original Jersey Shore cast will reunite in 2018 one of the show's stars will not - Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola; Her romance with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was the true soap opera theatrics that kept fans glued to the show over the years

'It's something she chose to do and it's her choice.,' Ronnie told TooFab.?

'So you know, as someone who was around her forever, you gotta respect that. We all respect that and we just wish her the best. If she's happy and she's in an amazing place, God bless her, and we all really do just wish her the best and nothing but good things for her.'

'I've gone my own direction and all I can really do is worry about myself and all she can do is worry about herself.'??

'It's something she chose to do and it's her choice.,' Ronnie said of his ex

'It's something she chose to do and it's her choice.,' Ronnie said of his ex

Meanwhile, The Jersey Shore became a pop culture sensation, spawning catchphrases such as 'grenade' and 'gym, tan, laundry'.

And fans can now rejoice at the news that MTV is bringing back the popular reality show in 2018, announcing a 'family vacation' reunion series.

The main castmates from the fly-on-the-wall series, which aired from 2009 to 2012, will all be returning - with the exception of Sammi.?

Reunion: Jersey Shore fans can now rejoice at the news that MTV is bringing back the popular reality show in 2018, announcing a 'family vacation' reunion series

Reunion: Jersey Shore fans can now rejoice at the news that MTV is bringing back the popular reality show in 2018, announcing a 'family vacation' reunion series

Paul 'Pauly D' Delvecchio, Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Deena Nicole Cortese are all confirmed.

Little is known about what the new series of Jersey Shore Family Vacation will entail, but viewers can expect plenty of alcohol-fuelled parties and bust-ups, despite several members of the cast starting families and getting married.

The original MTV reality series - which lasted six series - surrounded hard-partying roommates sharing a New Jersey beach house as well as the mantra 'gym, tan, laundry.'?

The gang teased their excitement on social media, with Vinny sharing: 'Hide yo wife, hide yo kids.. Did someone say there's a new #JerseyShore series coming out in 2018 on @mtv ?!??

Missing out: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley, Paul 'Pauly D' Delvecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro (from left to right)?and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (far left) are all confirmed - but Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola (second from right) isn't returning

Missing out: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley, Paul 'Pauly D' Delvecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro (from left to right)?and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (far left) are all confirmed - but Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola (second from right) isn't returning

Lasted six seasons (2009-2012): The original MTV reality series surrounded hard-partying roommates sharing a New Jersey beach house as well as the mantra 'gym, tan, laundry'?

Lasted six seasons (2009-2012): The original MTV reality series surrounded hard-partying roommates sharing a New Jersey beach house as well as the mantra 'gym, tan, laundry'?

'The people have spoken and We finna #MakeRealityTvGreatAgain. 'Can't wait to be back on your tv screen wit my roomates!!!!!'?

JWOWW shared, 'Gotta teach these young ones', while Snooki filmed the promo announcement airing on MTV.

The news comes shortly after Deena married her boyfriend Christopher Buckner in October, which reunited the gang.

The brunette beauty is yet to address the reasons for not taking part, but it seems her new relationship could be the reason.

Moving on: Sammi, who was in an off/off, dysfunctional relationship with co-star Ronnie for years, has found love again and her social media account is filled with couple snaps

Moving on: Sammi, who was in an off/off, dysfunctional relationship with co-star Ronnie for years, has found love again and her social media account is filled with couple snaps

Sammi, who was in an off/off, dysfunctional relationship with co-star Ronnie for years, has found love again and her social media account is filled with couple snaps.?

Jersey Shore spawned a legion of copycat series, including the UK's long-running series Geordie Shore, set in Newcastle.

News of a reunion series has been teased for months. This summer, Snooki confirmed that her Jersey Shore castmates were definitely 'down to' do a full season together.?

'We want to do reunion, a full season of it, and I feel the fans want it too,' the 29-year-old reality star told Extra.?

?'I feel the fans want it too': Following E!'s 30-minute Reunion Road Trip this summer, Snooki confirmed her Jersey Shore castmates were definitely 'down to' do a full season

?'I feel the fans want it too': Following E!'s 30-minute Reunion Road Trip this summer, Snooki confirmed her Jersey Shore castmates were definitely 'down to' do a full season

The 29-year-old reality star told Extra:?'We really miss each other...I think it was nice to look back and say we were hot messes and then we were doing shots to us being hot messes, so we are still hot messes'

The 29-year-old reality star told Extra:?'We really miss each other...I think it was nice to look back and say we were hot messes and then we were doing shots to us being hot messes, so we are still hot messes'

'We really miss each other...I think it was nice to look back and say we were hot messes and then we were doing shots to us being hot messes, so we are still hot messes.'??

'It's literally like shots! 'Let's go out, have fun!''?the married mother-of-two said of the reunion.

'The fact that we all got together six years later and we're still the same roomies and people... that's dangerous.'

Snooki continued: 'We realize when we were all together, we didn't skip a beat. I have two kids; I'm a mom. I'm married. That's a big difference.'

The married mother-of-two said of the reunion: 'It's literally like shots! "Let's go out, have fun!" The fact that we all got together six years later and we're still the same roomies and people... that's dangerous'

The married mother-of-two said of the reunion: 'It's literally like shots! 'Let's go out, have fun!' The fact that we all got together six years later and we're still the same roomies and people... that's dangerous'

Snooki continued: 'We realize when we were all together, we didn’t skip a beat. I have two kids; I’m a mom. I’m married. That's a big difference'

Snooki continued: 'We realize when we were all together, we didn't skip a beat. I have two kids; I'm a mom. I'm married. That's a big difference'

In the hot seat: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has remained sober despite facing 'decades' in prison for 'tax evasion and structuring/falsifying records to avoid detection of assets'

In the hot seat: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has remained sober despite facing 'decades' in prison for 'tax evasion and structuring/falsifying records to avoid detection of assets'

Polizzi gushed: 'We were so proud of Mike (R) being sober that we did a shot to him being sober. Does that make sense?'?

Polizzi gushed: 'We were so proud of Mike (R) being sober that we did a shot to him being sober. Does that make sense?'?

Mike has remained sober despite facing 'decades' in prison for 'tax evasion and structuring/falsifying records to avoid detection of assets' - according toTMZ.

Polizzi gushed: 'We were so proud of Mike being sober that we did a shot to him being sober. Does that make sense?'

Regardless if there's more Jersey Shore, the New Celebrity Apprentice star and her BFF JWoww will soon join forces with Mob Wives' Drita D'Avanzo for VH1's Celebrity Shore.

'If u don't know...now u know!' the 41-year-old married mother-of-two confirmed on Instagram on Tuesday.

More to come! Regardless if there's more Jersey Shore, the New Celebrity Apprentice star and her BFF Jenni 'JWoww' Farley (R) will soon join forces with Mob Wives' Drita D'Avanzo for VH1's Celebrity Shore

More to come! Regardless if there's more Jersey Shore, the New Celebrity Apprentice star and her BFF Jenni 'JWoww' Farley (R) will soon join forces with Mob Wives' Drita D'Avanzo for VH1's Celebrity Shore

The 41-year-old married mother-of-two confirmed on Instagram on Tuesday:?'If u don't know...now u know!?Heading back home to @vh1 @snooki @jwoww can't wait! #epic'

The 41-year-old married mother-of-two confirmed on Instagram on Tuesday:?'If u don't know...now u know!?Heading back home to @vh1 @snooki @jwoww can't wait! #epic'

Inseparable: Following the 2015 cancellation of their MTV reality spin-off, Snooki and 31-year-old JWoww have remained busy on their weekly Awestruck webseries Moms With Attitude

Inseparable: Following the 2015 cancellation of their MTV reality spin-off, Snooki and 31-year-old JWoww have remained busy on their weekly Awestruck webseries Moms With Attitude

'Heading back home to @vh1 @snooki @jwoww can't wait! #epic.'

Following the 2015 cancellation of their MTV reality spin-off, Snooki and 31-year-old JWoww have remained busy on their weekly Awestruck webseries Moms With Attitude.

The Chile-born podcaster also told Extra that she and husband Jionni LaValle plan on giving siblings to their son Lorenzo (turning 5 on Saturday), and daughter Giovanna, 2.

'I love to do a lot of strength workouts, because I want to be strong to hold all of the babies I got, and I want more,' Polizzi revealed. 'I want two more kids.'

Birthday boy: The Chile-born podcaster also told Extra that she and husband Jionni LaValle plan on giving siblings to their son Lorenzo (turning 5 on Saturday), and daughter Giovanna, 2

Birthday boy: The Chile-born podcaster also told Extra that she and husband Jionni LaValle plan on giving siblings to their son Lorenzo (turning 5 on Saturday), and daughter Giovanna, 2

Polizzi revealed:?'I love to do a lot of strength workouts, because I want to be strong to hold all of the babies I got, and I want more.?I want two more kids'

Polizzi revealed:?'I love to do a lot of strength workouts, because I want to be strong to hold all of the babies I got, and I want more.?I want two more kids'

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