‘Floribama Shore’ Season 4: Will Kortni Return to the MTV Reality Series?

Floribama Shore Season 4 is coming to MTV. This season, the wild reality series is trading Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches for sunny Lake Havasu, Ariz., and the mountains of Montana. Fan-favorite cast members will be back, including Nilsa Prowant and Aimee Hall, when the show premieres on Thursday, Feb. 25. But one familiar face will be missing. Kortni Gilson — who left the house in season 3 — won’t appear in the new episodes. 

Kortni quit ‘Floribama Shore’ last season 

Kortni from Floribama Shore on the beach
Korti Gilson from Floribama Shore | MTV

Kortni made a dramatic departure during season 3 of Floribama Shore. After an emotional breakdown during a cab ride home following a night of drinking, she announced that she needed to take a break from filming to focus on herself and her mental health. Eventually, it was revealed that during the cab ride, Kortni had opened up for the first time about being raped.

Later, she sat down with MTV’s Dr. Drew Pinsky and talked about why she needed to leave the show. 

“I was sexually assaulted when I was 16,” she told Pinsky. “I couldn’t tell anybody about it … These were guys that I knew, that I thought I was friends with, which was why I felt so stupid to trust somebody.”  

She admitted she was drinking excessively and taking prescription drugs in order to not deal with her emotions. But after she “freaked out” during the cab ride, she realized she needed help. 

Kortni won’t appear in ‘Floribama Shore’ Season 4 

After Kortni’s exit, fans of the show speculated about whether she would be back for season 4. Well, it seems she either decided not to do another season or was not asked to return. Her name was not on the list of the cast members included in MTV’s Floribama Shore Season 4 announcement.

While Kortni won’t return, Hall, Prowant, Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kirk Medas, Candace Rice, and Gus Smyrnios will be back. Here’s what to expect this season, according to MTV: 

With limited access to the outside world at their remote location, the group is forced to face the wounds of last summer head on. During uncertain times, the crew needs each other more than ever, but like all families, there’s always something brewing under the surface and the bonds of friendship will be tested like never before.

There are ‘a lot more conversations’ on the upcoming season of ‘Floribama Shore’ 

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During an interview with CBS Local, Jeremiah said that pandemic-related filming precautions mean that this season of Floribama Shore has a slightly different vibe than past seasons. 

“This time, we basically stayed at home, and we got into a lot more conversations than we usually did,” he said. “And really got down to the bottom of a lot of relationships as well.” 

Floribama Shore Season 4 premieres Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.