Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Addresses the Rumors About Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola Joining the Cast of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’

Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola is one of the original Jersey Shore roommates. When MTV introduced Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, many fans were hopeful they would get to see Giancola again. Sadly, she opted out of the show. Now, with a fourth season of the reality series confirmed, fans are curious if Giancola will join the roster and take Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s place. Jenni “JWoww” Farley addressed the rumor in a recent YouTube video.

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for VH1 & Logo Communications

Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola isn’t part of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ 

The cast of Jersey Shore returned to MTV in 2018 with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Every roommate returned, except for Giancola and initially, Angelina Pivarnick. Once the show was announced, Giancola took to social media to explain her absence. 

“I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now, focusing on my businesses and relationship,” Giancola shared on Instagram. “I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially TOXIC SITUATIONS.” 

After her very public relationship with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro ended, Giancola thought it best not to put herself in a situation involving him. 

Still, the decision not to return to Jersey Shore was tough for Giancola. “It was a difficult decision, as I love my roomies,” she said. “I will forever be grateful to Jersey Shore and everything it has brought me.”

The women of ‘Jersey Shore’ miss Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ 

In April 2020, Farley, Polizzi, and Deena Cortese talked about missing Giancola. 

“She came from a TV show that she clearly doesn’t want to be a part of anymore,” Farley explained to In Touch regarding how they don’t really speak anymore. “There’s probably that give and take of having us part of certain [events, like her wedding]. I wish we could talk to her about it.”

It seems the only way the women of Jersey Shore communicate with Giancola is through social media. 

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley wants Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola to join the cast of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ 

During a fan video on YouTube, Farley answered a question many Jersey Shore fans have — “Is the rumor that Sammi is returning true?” 

“I haven’t not heard that Sammi was coming back for the new season, but I am all about it,” Farley said. “I miss her!” she continued, adding: “I don’t know where our relationship, like why — I don’t even know what to say about it.” 

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Farley continued to express her love for Giancola. “I never had ill will and totally respect her choices in life,” she added. “I just wish we still had the relationship. To me, Sammi’s getting more beautiful over time. She looks like the most stunning soon-to-be bride.” 

In March 2019, Giancola got engaged to Christian Biscardi. The wedding was supposed to be at the beginning of 2020, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic pushed it back. A source close to the couple told Us Weekly their wedding was “postponed until September,” but there hasn’t been an update regarding their nuptials. 

“She just looks so happy and content,” Farley concluded. “I would love to be able to have her back on the show and be able to be friends with her again and talk to her on the regular. But I did not hear that rumor, so this is actually news to me.” 

At this time, it seems like the idea of Giancola returning to MTV is strictly a fan rumor.