Just days after their nasty split unfolded on social media, Jen Harley has broken her silence on Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. The new mom to Ariana Sky took to Instagram to open up about her messy breakup with the Jersey Shore star on Tuesday, May 1.
“My heart hurts,” she wrote on her Instagram story, along with a sad emoji.
The news comes just after Ron apologized for airing his dirty laundry online. “I want to apologize to my family, friends, and fans. This is a private matter that should have never been made public. I remain focused on my daughter and she is my number one priority,” he posted via his Instagram story on Monday, April 30.
The drama between the former couple — who welcomed Ariana on April 3 — began on April 29 when Ron started spiraling in a social media rant, publicly accusing his baby mama of being unfaithful. This all occurred just days after footage of Ron cheating on Jen aired on national TV during an episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
The following day, Jen took to Instagram Live to share shocking video footage of Ronnie getting extremely aggressive during a confrontation — and it appeared that things got physical between the two. “How f–king dare you? Now I’m gonna delete that photo,” Ron could be heard saying in the clip obtained by TMZ. It looked like Ron struggled with the woman holding the phone, while another woman could be heard yelling his name and asking him to “stop.”
Recently, fellow Jersey Shore cast member, DJ Pauly D, spoke on behalf of the entire JS “family,” and revealed that they stand with Ron. “Out of respect for him and his family, he’s not here, so we don’t wanna speak on his behalf,” he shared on The View Wednesday morning. “We are one big family, so we love and support each other in everything it is that we do.”
Despite the drama, it seems like the pair is working through things for the sake of their daughter. A source told People that Ronnie and Jen “are speaking civilly and trying to make sure Ariana has the best life possible.” The source added, “They are going to have to work out the visitation stuff once the dust settles.”
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.