It’s a Fourth of July miracle! Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his baby mama, Jen Harley, are seemingly trying to make things work after the father-of-one posted a cute, patriotic selfie of the pair on July 4.
Even if reports suggest that the tumultuous duo isn’t back together romantically, it’s nice to see them behaving civilly toward one another. Then again, we’ve seen this with Jen and Ronnie many times before. In fact, it’s safe to say that these two are the actual definition of an on-again, off-again relationship.
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For starters, just a couple of weeks after welcoming their first child, Ariana Sky, Ronnie and Jen had a nasty split and a lot of their drama played out on social media. Basically, things started to go downhill for the couple after Jen watched scenes of Jersey Shore Family Vacation where Ronnie seemed to cheat on Jen with a girl he met at a club while Jen was still pregnant with their daughter. Jen allegedly kicked Ron out of the house after she saw the footage on TV, according to Us Weekly.
A couple of weeks later, Ron took to social media and said horrible things about the mother of his daughter and accused her of being unfaithful to him. "Note to self, can't turn a natural born HOE into a HOUSE WIFE," he wrote in a text-post on his Instagram story. Jen defended herself from the allegations, and she also hinted that Ron may or may not have a drug issue. "Can't turn a cokehead into a father!" she wrote on Instagram. Just a few hours later, Ronnie deleted his posts and issued an apology.
"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 wrote.
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If you think that’s bad, on Sunday, June 24, Jen was reportedly arrested on domestic battery charges in Las Vegas after she allegedly beat Ronnie and dragged him with a car. Cops were first notified of Jen and Ronnie's domestic dispute after a passerby called in to report a fight between them. Jen was later taken into police custody and her bail was set at $3,000. While it's unclear why the former couple was fighting, it seems like their domestic dispute may have had to do with their daughter.
Pretty intense stuff, right? And that’s not even the first time their relationship turned violent. Three weeks prior to Jen’s alleged arrest, she reportedly confronted Ronnie after she showed up "unannounced" at the Las Vegas hotel where he was filming Season 2 of his MTV reality TV series Jersey Shore Family Vacation, according to Us Weekly.
"Ronnie and Jen have been fighting over their daughter. Ronnie has been filming the show in Vegas the last couple of days and Jen wouldn’t tell him where their daughter is," an insider revealed. "Jen lunged, spit and shoved Ronnie. Hotel security got involved, who then called the Las Vegas police department." Yikes.
Here’s hoping that Ronnie and Jen’s red, white, and blue selfie is a sign for a new beginning because TBH, it’s exhausting trying to keep up with them.