Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is a popular TV personality based in the U.S. He is well known for being part of the eighth major cast of the MTV reality TV series Jersey Shore and also being the husband of a famous estate realtor, Jenn Harley.
He’s been in the news following the messy divorce with ex-wife Jenn and the custody case he had in court for the full custody of his daughter.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Biography
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is an American television personality, and he joined the popular television series in August 2009; since then, he has become a regular member.
His early life was of a multicultural upbringing. His parents, Ronald Magro Sr. (Father) and Constance Ortiz (Mother) are of Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American descent, respectively. His parents divorced, and later, his mother remarried and soon gave birth to Ronnie’s half-sibling, James.
The show premiered on December 4, 2009, and ran for six full seasons before it ended in 2012. Before he joined the series, Ronnie worked in a real estate business for his father. He wasn’t just about work and family; this was a starting point on his road to fame.
His charming personality and cultural history helped laid the foundation for his later success on television, most importantly on the MTV reality series “Jersey Shore.”
He made an appearance on October 26, 2011, at TNA Wrestling’s Impact Wrestling in Macon, Georgia. He and his Jersey Shore co-stars appeared in The Three Stooges in 2012.
In 2017, Ronnie also appeared in the E! reality series Famously Single in the second season. He became part of the main cast in the MTV reality television series Jersey Shore: Family Vacation in 2018. Still, in 2018, he participated in Celebrity Fear Factor.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Age
Ronnie Ortiz, born Ronald J. Ortiz-Magro Jr., was born on December 4, 1985, in the Bronx, New York, United States. He is currently 38 years old.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Height
Ronnie stands at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). His stature, along with his bodybuilder physique, has made him recognizable on television.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Wife and Relationship History
Ronnie’s first public relationship was with Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. The two’s relationship and affair was one of the most talked-about aspects of the series “Jersey Shore.”
Ronnie and Sammy’s romance began in 2009 and was portrayed throughout the show’s six-season run until the show wrapped in 2012.
The pair’s relationship was filled with ups and downs, a constant on-again, off-again status. The pair officially broke up in 2014, even though their relationship continued to be a major topic of conversation in the show’s spinoff, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.”
Ronnie and Jenn Harley’s relationship has been a tornado of emotions, ups and downs, and, like before, on-again, off-again status.
The couple has a beautiful daughter named Ariana Sky. Ronnie and Jenn started dating in February 2017, shortly after Ronnie broke up with Malika Haqq, his co-star in the TV series “Famously Single.”
Their relationship was marked by steaming passion and hot drama from the start. The pair made serious headlines when Ronnie had a hand injury at a Las Vegas club. Soon, their love blossomed quickly.
Ronnie expressed that Jenn was the one and the woman he wanted to settle down with and start a family. He even moved to Las Vegas to be with her.
However, the relationship took a u-turn after the birth of their daughter in April 2018. There were several accusations of cheating; in fact, breakups and makeup became a common theme.
In April 2018, a long-deleted Instagram post in which Ronnie accused Jenn of being unfaithful stood a public testament to their relationship’s downward spiral.
Ronnie Has Full Custody of His Daughter
The Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro now has full physical custody of his 4-year-old daughter, Ariana, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Jenn Harley.
The judge ruled that 4-year-old Ariana’s primary residence will be with her father, Ronnie, in California. Also, Jenn has been granted visits to Ariana, which will take place in her home state of Nevada.
The Judge granted both Ronnie and Jenn joint legal custody of their daughter. In the event of a disagreement, Ronnie will have “tiebreaker authority after making a good faith effort to meet and confer.”
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Battle with Mental Health
Ronnie has been open about his struggles with mental health. He has been through some very tough challenges and personal growth, thus reflecting his earlier commitment to self-improvement and well-being.
Ronnie went to rehab in January 2019, and he said he did this because he wanted to become a better father for his daughter, Adriana.
He said he knew his bad decisions were leading him down a path he knew wasn’t okay and didn’t want to follow. So, he sought treatment to find self-happiness and become a positive role model for Adriana.
His battle with mental health led to serious legal troubles and arrests in 2019 and 2021 in relation to domestic violence. These incidents were a sad scar and chapter in his life, highlighting the serious nature of his struggles.
In 2021, Ronnie decided to quit “Jersey Shore” and focus on his mental health. He said that he needed to face his struggles, and his priority was to get healthy for his daughter.
He finally received mental health support in 2021 and sought medical treatment for psychological issues he had ignored for too long.
Ronnie returned to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation in March 2023, sharing some insightful updates about his life. He also stated that he now has full custody of his daughter and has relocated to Miami.