Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola chose to come back to Jersey Shore after years away from the reality TV public eye for one reason: the timing was right.
As we’ve been reporting, the 36-year-old MTV veteran surprised the television world over the weekend by announcing her intention to return to her roots and film the ongoing sixth season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. In the days since Sammi’s jaw-dropping revelation, we’ve learned how overjoyed the rest of the cast was with her return, too.
Fans and followers across social media shared their excitement, as well. And now, it’s clear what prompted this major move back to Jerzday glory for the sweetest bitch we’ve ever met!!
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In a report published by the US Sun on Wednesday afternoon, two sources spoke candidly about what went into Sammi’s decision to go back to the Jersey Shore realm. One insider said the biggest factor was (the lack of) her ex-boyfriend, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
As Perezcious readers will recall, the 37-year-old is not involved with the rest of the JS crew right now amid his move nearly two years ago to seek professional help amid serious domestic violence issues. Ronnie did make a brief appearance on the show during last season’s run, but that was it. And he is not involved with production currently as season six is filmed and released to the world.
The outlet’s first insider explained how Ronnie’s ouster was the clinching factor to bring Sammi back for the second half of the sixth season:
“Now that Ronnie is out of the picture she felt comfortable to return. She doesn’t like drama or toxic relationships in her life.”
The insider also revealed how MTV execs had apparently been pushing this reunion for a while. However, Sammi wasn’t down to play ball on air until now:
“MTV always wanted her back, but this was all about timing. The timing was right for her.”
Life is timing!
As for the rest of the cast, it sounds like the moment Sammi walked back onto the set was spectacular. A second source explained what happened when Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, Vinny Guadagnino, Pauly D, Deena Cortese, and Angelina Pivarnick all realized the sexy Sweetheart was sold on season six:
“Everyone was floored about Sammi. No one knew. It was all very hush-hush with only the highest levels of production holding the secret.”
Wow! So it sounds like that secret stayed kept right up until this past week’s big announcement. And now the world can’t wait to see Sammi Sweetheart gracing the air waves again!
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Of course, it’s been years since Sammi did much of note in an official capacity for MTV. After Jersey Shore ended more than a decade ago, she appeared in a few episodes of the spin-off series Snooki & JWoww. She also briefly participated in a 2017 look-back special on E! News called Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore.
But beyond that, she laid low. Considering how heavily her tumultuous relationship with Ronnie played into the original series’ run, it’s no wonder Sammi wanted a (long) break. Now that Ronnie is removed from the scene, though, her return became more realistic. And so here we are!
What do U make of Sammi Sweetheart settling back into that reality TV life, Perezcious readers?? Share your takes on all this TV talk down in the comments (below)!
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