Get crazy, get wild … go home and recoup? As amazing as the Jersey Shore experience may look on screen, that kind of lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Between drinking Ron Ron Juice all hours of the day, surrounding yourself with toxic people and possibly making a fool out of yourself on national television, it can be pretty overwhelming. 

Even the most dedicated guido would need a break from that, and as it turns out, that’s exactly what has happened with certain roomies over the years. From Angelina Pivarnick leaving Jersey Shore to Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Vinny Guadagnino, we’re breaking down all of the times cast members said goodbye to their GTL safe space, even if briefly. 

When did Angelina leave Jersey Shore?

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The self-proclaimed “Kim Kardashian of Staten Island” didn’t just leave Jersey Shore once — she left the MTV reality series twice! Angelina first appeared on the show during season 1 and went home after only three episodes. Then, plot twist: Angelina returned to the show during season 2 in Miami, where once again, she ended up leaving. This time, it was after 10 very dramatic episodes. She left behind a pair of shoes and a lasting impression.

When did Sammi leave Jersey Shore?

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While the “sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet” only officially left the house (not the show) once in season 1, she threatened to leave all the time due to her erratic relationship with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. After Ronnie threw all of Sammi’s belongings on the balcony, she decided to go home and clear her head. (She was back to fighting with Ron the following episode.) Sammi’s ultimate departure from Jersey Shore was her decision to not partake in the Family Vacation reboot.

When did Vinny leave Jersey Shore?

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Like Sammi, Vinny didn’t formally leave the Jersey Shore house, but he did take a break. During season 5, the Staten Island native headed home due to a combination of homesickness and anxiety. Thankfully, he returned a couple of episodes later feeling better than ever. He even got a tattoo during his hiatus that read: “Let Go Let God.” The roommates had no idea what it meant, but they rolled with it because they were so happy to have him back — especially Pauly “Pauly D” DelVecchio.

When did Snooki leave Jersey Shore?

Sadly, just like Sammi, Snooki said goodbye to the series for good in December 2019. While she participated in the first three seasons of Family Vacation, the proud mother of three has decided to retire and focus on family. She will be missed! 

Be sure to tune in to new episodes of Jersey Shore Family Vacation on MTV Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET.

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