Jersey Shore love! After  Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s  split from ex-fiancé Christian Biscardi, she showed off a new man, Justin May, in November 2021. The pair doesn’t overly gush about their relationship on social media, which often leads to fans wondering if they’re still together.

How Long Have Sammi Giancola and Justin May Been Together?

The former Jersey Shore star went Instagram official with Justin in November 2021. She posted a throwback picture of the two wearing matching referee Halloween costumes, so their love story started before she showed him off on the ‘gram. Although it’s been a while since the couple went public, Sammi and Justin have kept their relationship mostly private, except for the occasional Instagram and TikTok posts. 

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In February 2022, Justin posted a sweet Valentine’s Day post dedicated to his (Sammi) sweetheart. After posting a carousel of photos of the two at parties and restaurants, he simply captioned the post, “Happy Valentines Day.” 

The following year, Sammi returned the favor, posting a snap of the couple cuddling up in what appeared to be a club together. 

Are Sammi Giancola and Justin May Still Together?

After the Pisces queen celebrated her 35th birthday in March 2022 in Miami, fans grew concerned about her and Justin’s relationship status when he didn’t publicly wish her a “happy birthday.”

However, there was seemingly nothing to worry about, as Sammi posted a TikTok video of a compilation of pictures and videos from a recent Miami trip that same month, and Justin was featured in a few of the clips from the vacation looking loved up with the former MTV personality. 

According to the post, they were accompanied by friends where they lounged at the beach, saw some shows and indulged in delicious meals. They ate at the Miami steakhouse Papi Steak and followed up their dinner with dancing. The two kept it very Jersey and partied at E11EVEN Nightclub. 

One fan commented under the video, “This is the Miami experience she deserves!” The Sweetheart Styles founder liked the comment, agreeing with the statement. Sammi decided not to reunite with the Jersey Shore cast when they filmed in Miami, which most likely had to do with her toxic on-and-off relationship with costar Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

‘Jersey Shore’: Sammi Giancola Gushes Over BF Justin in Photos
Courtesy of Sammi Giancola/Instagram

Speaking of Jersey Shore, in January 2022, a source exclusively told In Touch that Justin used to bartend at Karma – the same nightclub where the Jersey Shore cast spent most of their nights during the show, save for season 2, which took place in South Beach, Florida, and season 4, which took place in Florence, Italy. Although it’s unknown, Sammi and Justin’s paths may have crossed years before they became lovers!


In February 2023, fans speculated that the pair could be on the rocks after Sammi posted the same photo she used for a New Year’s post on Valentine’s Day. Eagle-eyed fans also noticed that Justin’s last post on his Instagram was from New Year’s – meaning he didn’t publicly mark the holiday with his lady love. 

The couple further fueled breakup rumors after Sammi celebrated her 36th birthday in March 2023 with a group of her “besties,” with Justin nowhere in sight. Additionally, her man appeared to forgo wishing Sammi a happy birthday on his own Instagram account. 

All that being said, Sammi and Justin gave fans a major relationship update in April 2024!

When Did Sammi Gincola and Justin May Get Engaged?

Sammi announced their engagement a few weeks after Justin got down on one knee.

“Life update: Fiancé 3.16.24 The easiest question I’ve ever answered … happiest & luckiest girl in the world. I’ll love you forever and then some,” she wrote via Instagram on April 1, 2024, alongside a carousel of proposal photos. “Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you *Not an April fools joke*.”

Justin shared his own post the same day and gushed over his future wife in his announcement.

“She said yes! Can’t wait to Marry my best friend! Love you so much babe!” he wrote. “Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you!

When Did Sammi Giancola Return to ‘Jersey Shore’?

Sammi made her grand return during Jersey Shore: Family Vacation i season 7, which aired in February 2024. However, the MTV personality was once set on keeping herself distanced from the show that launched her reality TV career.

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Ahead of the spinoff’s premiere in April 2018, Sammi explained why she originally decided against rejoining her former castmates more than six years after the original Jersey Shore ended in 2012. “I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and my relationship,” she wrote via Instagram, noting at the time, “I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations.”

Though she didn’t elaborate on the meaning of “toxic situations,” her tumultuous relationship with ex-boyfriend and fellow cast member Ronnie was a highlight of the series. The exes dated on and off for five years before calling it quits in 2014.

Justin has also been spotted in the crowd at Karma in the earlier seasons of the wild reality show.