<p><span></span><em>Jersey Shore</em> lovebirds Sammi "Sweetheart" and Ronnie tell <em>Life & Style</em> exclusively they're still going strong! "I'm in it for the long haul," Sammi says. "We live about an hour apart, and I try to see him as much as I can." Ronnie is just as smitten. "We're still sticking strong," he says.<br />
Sammi, 22, confides she was hot for the beefy hunk from the get-go. "I would say it was love at first sight," she says. For his part, Ronnie, 23, initially came into the show single and looking to stay that way. "I thought she was cute, but I wasn't really interested in anybody in the house," he says. "But the night we went out -- the first night we did end up getting together -- she came down the stairs and caught my eye!"
But the duo haven't had the easiest courtship. There was the love triangle with Mike "the Situation," whom Sammi kissed on the second episode before hooking up with Ronnie. "I never had strong feelings for Mike," insists Sammi. "I just thought he was cute at first. The Situation still thinks he has a chance with me even though he doesn't." Ronnie isn't worried, though. "I didn't really find him to be a threat," he tells Life & Style.
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