‘Jersey Shore’: Why is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Ignoring His Cast Mates?

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro isn’t talking to his castmates, or anyone else it would seem following his Oct.4 arrest. Ortiz-Magro was tased by LAPD officers after they responded to a domestic violence call. He was released from custody later the same day, but his legal battle isn’t anywhere near over. Ortiz-Magro, however, isn’t taking comfort in his castmates, several of whom have allegedly reached out to him. Both Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino admitted they had reached out to Ortiz-Magro following his arrest but haven’t heard back.

Ronnie has gone rogue

The cast of Jersey Shore has been decidedly quiet since Ortiz-Magro’s Oct. 4 arrest. While the cast of friends are well acquainted with each other’s antics and they’ve never shied away from discussing current drama, they are reticent this time around. Polizzi and Sorrentino told fans why they’ve been so quiet, though. The cast just doesn’t know what is going on.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro in New York City
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro in New York City | Raymond Hall/GC Images

Sorrentino joined Polizzi on her podcast recently, and they got around to discussing Ortiz-Magro’s current legal drama. Sorrentino and Polizzi both admit that they’ve reached out to the 33-year-old reality TV star, but haven’t heard back from him. Sorrentino mentioned that he’d reached out multiple times to no avail. None of the other cast members have heard from him either, so it sounds like Ortiz-Magro has gone rogue.

Fans of the troubled star can rest easy though, Polizzi noted that he has been in touch with production staff since his release. It’s unknown what his legal drama will mean for his tenure on the show. MTV has already found themselves in hot water with fans for planning to air Amber Portwood’s legal woes on Teen Mom OG. Portwood was arrested on July 5 for domestic violence and faces multiple felony charges.

There might be a reason Ronnie Ortiz-Magro doesn’t want to talk to Mike Sorrentino

Sorrentino and Ortiz-Magro have always had a complicated friendship. From the moment they walked into the shore house a decade ago, the two have been at odds on and off. Little had changed when the clan returned to the small screen for a revival of the famed reality show.

In one clip, Ortiz-Magro and Sorrentino argue over whether or not Ortiz-Magro needs rehab. Ironically enough, Ortiz-Magro quips that Sorrentino needed rehab because he had let partying ruin his life. He insisted that he never allowed himself to lose everything over his desire to party. Sorrentino, clear-eyed and calm, told Ortiz-Magro that “rehab is rehab.”

Ortiz-Magro would later voluntarily check himself into a rehabilitation program. His stint in rehab was during an off period with his on-again-off-again girlfriend. Shortly after his release, however, Ortiz-Magro was back to his old tricks with Jen Harley. The toxic relationship is the root cause of his current legal troubles.

Things are looking up for Ronnie

While he’s not communicating with his Jersey Shore family, things are looking a bit better for the father of one on the legal front. According to TMZ, Ortiz-Magro has officially dodged a felony charge. In previous reports, it was suggested that the district attorney was pushing hard to slap Ortiz-Magro with a felony domestic violence charge. That appears to be off the table now.

According to reports, the DA has decided to send the case back to the city attorney. Since the CA can’t pursue a felony charge, they’ll now determine if they plan to pursue charges against the reality TV star. It’s possible the case could be thrown out. If it is not, Ortiz-Magro will likely face a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, which is punishable by up to one year in jail.