AceShowbiz - Ahead of new season of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation", cast members discussed Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's exit back in May 2021. In a new interview, all of them showed nothing but support for their former co-star.
The MTV personality went on to say, "You gotta get yourself right before you get anything else in your whole life right. I support him stepping away, checking in with himself and getting himself right mentally first."
Fellow "Jersey Shore" star Angelina Pivarnick echoed the sentiment. "We just wish him the best, you know?" She continued, "Me, I was the closest one to Ron, I just wish him -- we all wish him -- nothing but the best. That's all we can say. Wish you the best."
Ronnie announced his exit from the show back in May 2021, shortly after filming started up again for the new batch of episodes. He revealed that he made the decision o focus on his mental health, following a domestic violence arrest in April.
"After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I've ignored for too long," Ronnie shared at the time. "My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on. This process will be difficult but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter."
At the time, the L.A. City Attorney's office announced they will not be seeking charges against the 35-year-old star in his domestic violence case involving an anonymous woman. Instead, authorities decided to file a probation violation stemming from his April 22 arrest on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injury. Ronnie was on probation at the time of the incident.
"We are very happy that after further investigation both the L.A. County District Attorney's office and the L.A. City Attorney's office determined that criminal charges were not warranted against Ronnie related to the incident that occurred in April," Ronnie's lawyers, Scott Lemon and Leonard Levine, said in a statement regarding the D.A.'s decision. They went on to add that they would review the alleged probation violation claim "and deal with it accordingly."
That aside, season 5 of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" will premiere on Thursday, January 6 on MTV.