Ronnie Ortiz-Magro made his wildly anticipated return to Jersey Shore: Household Trip on Thursday evening.
The looks by this often-troubled star marked the primary time he was seen on tv since January 2022, again when his buddies and castmates reacted to the information that he had as soon as once more been arrested for home violence.
Seven months previous to that episode hitting the air, Ronnie introduced that he was taking a break from filming.
And previous to this admission, Ronnie talked brazenly in 2019 after his battle with alcoholism and melancholy.
So… how is Magro-Ortiz doing today?
On Thursday’s new episode, he met up with Mike “The Scenario” Sorrentino and up to date his long-time pal on his progress since leaving the collection.
“Haven’t seen the East Coast shortly, been an extended 12 months and it’s been quite a lot of doing the best factor, being a full time dad, being sober, residing one of the best life that I can dwell in the future at a time,” Ronnie stated through a confessional… earlier than grabbing lunch with Mike.
“I actually need Mike to see the place I’m at in my life. I’ve gone to therapy earlier than and slipped up.
“Now I’m sober and I believe that’s humbled me out.”
Mike went on to push his pal for extra data.
“I did my 30 days, however 30 days isn’t going to repair 30 years of f-cking up,” Ronnie advised The Scenario, including that he has sponsor now.
“A part of the method of being sober and going via the steps is getting a sponsor, he checks in on me, makes positive I’m doing the best factor.
“I did inpatient, then I did IOP [intensive outpatient program], then I did OP [outpatient program].”
In a confessional of his personal, Mike stated it definitely appeared as if Ronnie was taking his ordeal “very severely” this time round.
He additionally emphasised the significance of the complete forged exhibiting its help for Ronnie, particularly within the wake of Mike having been down an analogous highway himself with substance abuse up to now.
“The entire squad, I’m longing for them to see the brand new Ron,” Mike stated on air.
That didn’t occur this week, nevertheless, as Ronnie solely caught up with The Scenario.
In a shocking bombshell drop, Ronnie additionally advised Mike that he now has full custody of his four-year previous daughter, Ariana.
“That’s principally one of the best factor that’s ever occurred to me,” he defined.
“A part of being a full time dad and having her on a regular basis is that I’ve to dedicate time to what she needs to do.
“My complete life revolves round this particular person, this little tiny particular person. I’m being one of the best father I will be. I’m engaged on being one of the best pal I will be to my buddies.”
It’s unclear simply what prompted this custody change, as Ronnie previously shared custody of the toddler with ex Jen Harley.
It’s additionally unclear when this episode was filmed, however probably earlier than Ronnie cut up from fiance Saffire Matos.
Ortiz-Magro grew VERY emotional in a subsequent confessional, even crying when requested how issues had been together with his co-stars over the previous 12 months or so.
“Undoubtedly miss the roommates. This has been one of many hardest years I’ve ever needed to face and I’ve been via some sh-t,” he stated, tears streaming down his face.
“I f-cked up, I perceive and that’s a part of restoration as effectively.
“What issues is that I received via it and I’m gonna proceed to get via it and take it in the future at a time.”