Does she regret not coming back? Even though the season finale of Jersey Shore Family Vacation is only a few weeks away, fans still can't get over the fact that Samantha "Sammi Sweetheart" Giancola decided not to return to the show with the rest of her friends and co-stars. But just because she didn't come back for the Jersey Shore spin-off, she's still very close friends with roomies and her pal Deena Cortese revealed how Sam has been doing since she decided not to return to the show.

"She is doing great and building a house with her boyfriend and happy in her relationship," Deena told People. "I think she is glad she made the decision not to come back."

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At first it was a little unclear why Sammi didn't want to return to the show but fans thought it had something to do with her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and she confirmed those suspicions in a statement on Instagram shortly after the show's premiere

"I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my business and my relationship," she wrote at the time. "I am not the same as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations."

And it looks like she made the right choice. If she did return to the show, she would have had to face her ex Ronnie who has been very open and vocal about the fact that he misses her and wants her back even though he was in a relationship and expecting a baby with Jen Harley at the time. During last week's episode, he broke down in tears over his failed relationships.

"Who the f–k is the right person at this point? Because I’m with a girl [Sam] for eight years and that s–t didn’t work out," he said tearfully. "Now I got a girl pregnant after a year and it’s probably not going to work out. What is it? Please tell me. Because I f–king have no idea."