We had so much hope for these two! When Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro brought his girlfriend Jen Harley alone for the ride on Family Vacation, and then they welcomed their daughter, Ariana Sky, together on April 3, we thought he had changed. It quickly became apparent that Jen would have her heart broken by the fist-pumping guido, but things got so much worse than that. Luckily, she's a take-no-s--t kinda gal! Here's everything we know about her.
Jen and Ronnie are officially broken up.
Jen publicly ended her realtionship with Ronnie, and we can't blame her. First, he brought a woman back to the JS house after a drunken night of partying, and was alone with her for quite a while before sending her home. Then, Jen recorded an explosive fight with him and posted it on Instagram Stories before calling her baby daddy "abusive." While Ronnie has since apologized, she's clearly done with the reality star.
She made quite a first impression.
The world first learned about Ronnie's new lady-friend in July 2017 when he bloodied his hand in Las Vegas. His rep told TMZ he cut his hand on a glass projectile while trying to shield Jen from a nearby fight at TAO nightclub, but the club's rep said he simply broke a bottle he was holding. (One of those stories sounds way more chivalrous than the other.)
Ronnie said she was his first love, then changed his mind.
Sorry, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola! Sorry, Malika Haqq! Ronnie said that Jen was the first woman to steal his heart. "Yes — we are serious," he told Us Weekly in November. "She is the first person I finally really fell in love with. I want to settle down and have a family; she is that person for me. The reality star even said he and Jen were contemplating marriage for the not-too-near future. "We think about it, but right now things are good," he said. However, after his cheating scandal was caught on camera, he admitted to Snooki that he was, in fact, still in love with Sammi, who clearly wasn't feeling it. We bet she's glad she skipped the reboot!
She's a mother of two.
Thank you to everyone who has been supportive with advice & encouragement. People keep saying becoming a parent is the part of life. I’ve been blessed enough to have SOO MANY best parts of my life #NotSureIfThatMakesSense 🤔I couldn’t be more excited to be taking this next step in my life! #IHearItsLikeHavingAPuppy #ExceptItCries #Talks #EventuallyDrives #EatsEvery2Hours #ShitsEvery23Mins #Naps40TimesADay #Needs4DifferentEducations #GoesToProm #YupICanSeeHowItsLikeHavingAPuppy #MyDogsPromNightWasTheBestDayOfMyLife 🤗🤗 #ThanksEveryoneWhoHasBeenSupportive #SpecialThanksToMyOtherHalf
Jen has an 11-year-old son from a prior relationship, as Us reported in December. But baby Ariana was the first kid for Ronnie, so he's was counting on Snooki, Pauly D, and JWOWW for parenting advice. "They all went through different experiences, which is great," he told the magazine. Pauly D, says she looks just like her reality star dad! Now that things are over between Ron and Jen, she said she's only focusing on her kids.
"I am done with all this drama, I am a grown woman with a beautiful little girl and a little boy," she wrote in the caption of her last selfie before wiping her Instagram. "I don't need a cheating abusive man in my life who's only tearing me apart not building me up. From now on it's just me and my kids." Yikes.