Time for a change. Following his latest arrest, Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is taking a step again from the world of actuality TV.
“After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long,” the 35-year-old Bronx native wrote in an Instagram Story on Thursday, May 13. “My [No. 1] goal now is facing my struggles head on.”
Hours earlier, the fact star’s attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine, informed Us Weekly their shopper is “currently seeking medical treatment for psychological issues that he has ignored for a long time.”
While the Celebrity Fear Factor alum famous on Thursday that the “process will be difficult,” he’s prepared to lastly heal. “My [No. 1] priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can [be] for my daughter,” his Instagram Story continued.
In April, Ortiz-Magro was arrested and launched on $100,000 bond in Los Angeles. At the time, a supply revealed, “His 3-year-old daughter, [Ariana], was with him as it was his turn to watch her this week, but she is in safe hands now.”
According to the insider, the incident didn’t contain Ariana’s mother, Jen Harley, from whom the Famously Single alum cut up in 2019. The Los Angeles Police Department later confirmed to Us that Ortiz-Magro’s reserving fell underneath “intimate partner violence with injury with priors,” referring to his earlier arrests.
Harley, 33, retrieved Ariana from Los Angeles quickly after her ex’s arrest, returning to her dwelling in Las Vegas with the infant in her arms. “Last time I’m ever making this drive,” she wrote in an Instagram Story final month.
Days after the incident made headlines, Ortiz-Magro broke his silence by way of social media, claiming to really feel “grateful” for his “real friends” amid the drama. “You learn who really cares about you when your [sic] down and out and than [sic] you see who doesn’t! But I guess they call it the weeding process,” he famous in an Instagram Story, describing his ups and downs “as lessons.”
This wasn’t Ortiz-Magro’s first run-in with the regulation. In November 2019, he pleaded responsible to seven misdemeanor expenses following an alleged altercation with Harley. At the time, he was placed on a three-year probation as a part of a plea deal, which additionally included group labor, a wonderful and a 52-week home violence class. Given her former flame’s historical past, Harley has seemingly been cautious about their baby’s security.
“Jen has been concerned about his behavior in front of Ariana and it’s been an issue she’s been worried about,” a second supply informed Us following the April arrest. “She knows he always has this pattern and that he does not change.”
Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, not too long ago informed Us that Ortiz-Magro’s probation violation listening to is about for June 29. The MTV persona’s legal professionals, nonetheless, asserted that “criminal charges were not warranted against Ronnie” after the incident.
If you or somebody you understand are experiencing home violence, please name the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential help.