So, who is Vinny Guadagnino dating? No, not Ramona from Miami… that's old news. The Jersey Shore star confirmed his early 2018 split from Instagram model Elicea Shyann — the girl he was dating throughout the filming of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. And while fans did get to meet Elicea in the premiere episode, the couple officially broke things off shortly after production wrapped — and even though he didn't use the smush room while filming, he still did some things that upset Elicia.
Vinny kept his hands to himself when the guys brought back a couple of girls for some hottub time earlier in the season, but he did pick up a stripper while out at a strip club with the rest of his castmembers. He didn't grab the girl in any places he shouldn't have, but he still physically lifted her up, and he came clean to Elicea on the duck phone about touching another girl and she wasn't happy. "Would you like a guy picking me up at a club? I don’t think so. That’s fllirting. I want you to just understand my perspective," she told him over the phone.
But that's not the only thing that Vinny did that crossed the line. In another episode, Vinny went to a club for a guy's night out and he was extremely flirty with a bottle service girl — so much that he got her number and her co-worker's number at the end of the night. Vinny later came clean to Elicea but she wasn't so forgiving this time.
"With your girlfriend at home, getting a number doesn't look good for you," she asked. "Thank you for behing, honest, thank you for being transparent, thank you for not doing all of the worst things that you could be doing, but you want to act like what you did is fine — you shouldn't have done it. You're missing the point, you're not gonna get it and that's why I dont want to hear your apology," she said and she hung up.
But Vinny wants everyone to know he wasn't unfaithful. The 30-year-old explained, "I wasn't using the smush room on the show cause I was in a relationship. Currently, I'm not because that was actually a couple of months ago. So I do have someone that I really care about, she's the girl that I was with, but currently it didn't work out. So, I'm single."
Vinny chalked up this failed relationship to the fact that he couldn't communicate with Elicea at all. He explained, "You don't talk to the person for a month because you don't have a cellphone, you don't have a TV, you don't have communication. So you're like calling them every other day, on the duck phone, you can't even hear them."
He also said that the duo was having problems before he headed down to the sunshine state. "We had a long distance relationship. She's from California, I'm from New York, which would already be impossible for somebody. So a lot of things just made us be like, 'You know what, this can't happen right now.' Maybe down the line. You know, I hope that the logistics work out some day so we can be [together]," he shared.
Regardless of their split, fans are still curious about Elicea. Keep scrolling and get to know her a little bit better!
She has mastered the art of the selfie.
Elicea's Instagram is filled with top-notch selfies and mirror pics perfected with just the right lighting. Whether she's make-up free or all glammed up, this gal knows what she's doing when it's just her and her iPhone!
She's here to let her fans know it's okay to be sad sometimes.
Elicea recently posted a side by side photo of her "unintentional" weight loss and some tough emotions she's going through right now. She wrote, "On the left is my average weight about 130 [pounds] and on the right is me now at about 118 [pounds] what I weighed in high school My body fat is about 13%! I’m no fitness feign and my weight loss was unintentional but I have no appetite most of the time and every day I wake up wishing I hadn't…Maybe some of you can relate and maybe you can’t but I thought I'd share because you don’t have to be ok all the time and people that love you and care about you are there for you when you are at your lowest."
She deleted all of her photos with Vinny on social media weeks ago.
Previously, Elicea shared a picture of the pair on Instagram at the end of 2017 with the caption, "As the year comes to an end I can't help but reflect on all the lessons I've learned in life, love, and friendship. With the closing of this chapter comes the opening of the next. More to learn, more to achieve and more love and laughter along the way."
But that has since been deleted and she no longer follows him which prompted fans to wonder — before he confirmed the break-up news — whether or not they were still together. In her comments section, one person asked, "Where's vinny??" Another questioned, "Did you and vin break up?"
Vinny and the rest of the Jersey Shore guys — DJ Pauly D, Ronnie Magro, and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino — previously appeared on Fox 11 LA to chat about the reboot and this was the first time Vinny hinted that the couple were no longer dating. The host had told Vinny he seemed like the most "level-headed" of the group because he DID have a girlfriend which caused laughter to erupt amongst Jersey's finest guidos. While Vinny just shook his head, Mike blurted out, "Spoiler alert."
Elicea has yet to speak about the split. And while Vinny wouldn't give up anymore details surrounding their broken relationship, it's possible fans will continue to see how things unfold. Jersey Shore: Family Reunion airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.