The Situation Now
After a cringe-worthy fizzle on Dancing With the Stars, Mike has been in and out of the limelight, mostly for battling his addictions and his financial shadiness. Indicted by the Dept. of Justice in 2014 and 2017 on tax fraud, Mike is definitely now in a rather messy…situation. At least he reports being sober today, which is a huge step in the right direction. He’s also back with his college girlfriend, Lauren Pesce.
Ronnie Then: Shirtless on a beach.
23-year old Ronnie Ortiz-Magro gave us three everlasting gifts: One half of the most toxic relationship EVER, a hearty giggle, and the recipe for Ron-Ron juice. What more could we ask for? This man has done enough.
Ronnie Now: Still shirtless, still on a beach.
Although not together with Sammie anymore, 32-year old Ron is still a hopeless Reality TV romantic. He “fell in love” with Malika Haqq (Khloe Kardashian’s BFF) on day one of their stint on Famously Single. But he’s single now and ready to fall in love within 2.5 seconds of returning to the Shore House this year! He’s also ready to throw 100% of people’s shit out of the window if necessary, which is why we love him.
Sammi Sweetheart Then
The other half of Ron-and-Sam, 22-year old Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, was proclaimed herself to be “the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet.” She was also the guidette that launched a thousand fights between Ronnie and Mike, who were both vying for her attention season one.
Sammi Sweetheart Now
The only Jersey Shore cast member not appearing on the 2018 Reunion, 30-year old Sammi is in a new relationship with some dude she calls her “soulmate” after having broken up (for good? for now?) with Ron in 2014. Something tells me this new “soulmate” might have something to do with Sammi not appearing on the show. After all, Sammi plus Ron plus one Smush Room equals TROUBLE.