Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

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Ronnie Magro
Ronald J. Ortiz-Magro Jr.

(1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 33)
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
OccupationTelevision personality and Actor
Years active2009–present
Known forJersey Shore; Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Ronald J. Ortiz-Magro Jr. (born December 11, 1985)[1] is an American television personality and actor. He is best known as one of the eight main cast members in the MTV reality series Jersey Shore.

Early life[edit]

Ortiz-Magro was born in The Bronx, New York City.[1][2]


Ortiz-Magro worked in real estate for his father[3] before becoming part of MTV's hit reality show Jersey Shore in August 2009. The show premiered on December 4, 2009 and ran for six seasons before ending in 2012.[4]

Ortiz-Magro made an appearance at TNA Wrestling's Impact Wrestling on October 26, 2011, in Macon, Georgia. The first episode, which aired November 3 of that year, saw Ortiz and Eric Young get beaten down by Robbie E and Rob Terry, which built to a tag team match the following week, where Ronnie pinned Robbie for the win.[5][6]

Ortiz-Magro and his Jersey Shore co-stars appeared in the 2012 film of The Three Stooges.[7][8] He has also appeared in Xenadrine ads.[9]

In 2017, Ortiz-Magro appeared in the second season of the E! reality series Famously Single.[10]

In 2018, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro became part of the main cast in the MTV reality television series Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

Ronnie also participated in Celebrity Fear Factor in 2018.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Ortiz-Magro was in an on-off relationship with his Jersey Shore costar Sammi Giancola from 2009 to 2014[12][13]. The couple announced they had split in August, 2014.[14][15]

On December 26, 2017, he announced that he and his girlfriend, Jen Harley were expecting a baby girl.[16] Their daughter, Ariana Sky Magro, was born in April 2018.[17][18] In late April 2018, it was reported Ortiz-Magro and Harley had ended their relationship.[19]

In January 2019, he entered a month long rehabilitation program for alcohol and depression.[20][21] By February 2019, Ortiz-Magro and Harley had developed what Us Weekly characterized as an "on-off" relationship.[22]


  1. ^ a b "Ronnie Magro". Archived from the original on March 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Briese, Nicole (December 26, 2018). "Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Spends Christmas With Jen Harley, Calls Daughter the Woman of His Life". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Aaron (15 October 2012). "Jersey Shore stars' new reality: Unemployment". CNNMoney.
  4. ^ "Jersey Shore: What The Cast Looked Like In Their First Episode Vs Now". ScreenRant. 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-11-03). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/3: Ongoing live coverage of Storm defending against Roode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  6. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-11-10). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/10: Sting grants Storm a rematch against gloating heel Roode, plus Ronnie from Jersey Shore wrestles". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  7. ^ Brett, Jennifer (July 18, 2011). "Fist pump! The Jersey Shore kids are here". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  8. ^ Brett, Jennifer (July 20, 2011). "J-Lo/Cameron Diaz movie starts filming, "Three Stooges" winds down". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Dena Ross, Ronnie's Ridiculous Xenadrine Ad,, January 4, 2011
  10. ^ "Famously Single Cast Promises a Lot of Debauchery for Season 2: It's Going to Be Pretty Funny! on Famously Single". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  11. ^ Ossad, Jordana. "Fear Factor Special: The Jersey Shore Crew Is Battling MTV Floribama Shore". MTV News.
  12. ^ "Do 'Jersey Shore' Exes Ronnie and Sammi Stay in Touch?". 5 March 2019.
  13. ^ Joyce, Kathleen (6 April 2018). "'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie reveals why he and Sammi 'Sweetheart' broke up". Fox News.
  14. ^ "A Look Back at Ronnie and Sammi's Jersey Shore Romance". E! Online. 27 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Jersey Shore's Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancola Break Up for Good".
  16. ^ "Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's Girlfriend Jen Harley Is Pregnant". Us Weekly. 2017-12-24. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  17. ^ "Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Is a Dad". E! News. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  18. ^ Longeretta, Emily (April 17, 2018). "Exclusive: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Reveals Daughter's Name, Says His 'Whole Mindset' Has Changed Since Becoming a Dad". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ronnie Magro-Ortiz and Jen Harley Break Up After Social Media Fights". E! News.
  20. ^ "Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Went to Rehab for Alcohol, Depression After 'Jersey Shore' Filming -". toofab.
  21. ^ "Jersey Shore: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro spends month in rehab to stop out of control life". Asbury Park Press.
  22. ^ Longeretta, Emily (February 12, 2019). "Exclusive: Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Reveals He Went to Rehab: 'I Hit Rock-Bottom'". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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