After eight months, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro returned to Jersey Shore: Household Trip with the announcement that he’s one 12 months sober.
The truth star, 36, made an look on Thursday night time’s episode of the Jersey Shore spinoff, the place he opened as much as costar Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino about his journey.
“It has been an extended 12 months,” stated Ortiz-Magro over lunch. “It has been numerous simply doing the suitable factor, being a full-time dad, and being sober. I am dwelling the most effective life I can, at some point at a time.”
Sorrentino celebrated his personal sobriety of six years in December, and he inspired his buddy to additionally keep on “the street to redemption.”
The episode was filmed earlier this spring, and Ortiz-Magro shared that he has “mainly full-time” custody of his daughter Ariana, 4, whom he shares with ex Jen Harley.
Ortiz-Magro additionally revealed being in a “state of depression” however that he’s “bettering.” In a confessional, the fact star admitted he is made errors.
“I have been by some s—,” he stated. “I f—ed up. I perceive and that is a part of restoration as nicely. What issues is I bought by it, and I’ll proceed to get by it.”
The MTV star introduced final spring that he was taking a break from the longtime actuality collection to hunt medical remedy for “psychological well being points” that he has lengthy “ignored.”
“After speaking to the workforce at MTV, we’ve got mutually agreed that I’ll step away from the present whereas I search medical remedy for psychological well being points that I’ve ignored for too lengthy,” Ortiz-Magro wrote in an announcement on his Instagram Story at the moment. “My primary aim now could be going through my struggles head on.”
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The choice got here after his April 2021 arrest over an alleged domestic violence incident. Ortiz-Magro stated after stepping away that the change of tempo was good for him.
“I stepped away [from Jersey Shore] to cope with my psychological well being, be a father to my baby, be a fiancé to my lady,” he stated on the time, referring to his then-fiancé, Saffire Matos. “I will be again and, you realize, all of the followers love me and I really like them too, so I’ll give them what they need and I will see them quickly.”
Though he bought engaged shortly after that, he broke issues off with Matos in July.
“He is in good spirits and coping with it at some point at a time,” a supply near Ortiz-Magro beforehand instructed PEOPLE. “He continues to concentrate on his well being, sobriety and the well-being of his daughter.”