Sammi Sweetheart Just Made Every OG 'Jersey Shore' Fan's Dreams Come True With Her Return

Chrissy Bobic - Author

May 4 2023, Published 9:00 p.m. ET

It won't be long before we're all yelling "staahhp" at our TV screens all over again with Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola's return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Ahead of her official on-screen return in the Season 6 finale, MTV and Sammi both shared social media posts with Sammi in front of a green screen and confirmed her return.

Technically, this is her debut on the show's reboot, but when does Sammi Sweetheart come back on Jersey Shore for good and how long is she here this time around?

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These are the questions swirling in every fan's mind as they reel from seeing the long-awaited reunion between the former main cast member and her roomies, who all continued in the franchise without her.

To be fair, Sammi made the decision not to return to the show after her 2012 exit, following the finale of the original Jersey Shore series. But finally, after more than 10 years away, Sammi is back on Jersey Shore.

The original 'Jersey Shore' cast at the MTV Movie Awards
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When does Sammi Sweetheart come back on 'Jersey Shore' for good?

In March 2023, Sammi posted a selfie on Instagram in front of a green screen in an MTV studio and in regards to a confessional on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. She captioned the photo, "Okay I can finally say… I'm backkk!" While longtime fans scrambled to figure out what her post meant and how long they had to wait to see her back on the show, her fellow Jersey Shore stars left comments on the post.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi commented with some open-eye emojis, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino wrote, "We have a situation," Deena Cortese said, "Yassssssss mama," and the official Jersey Shore Instagram commented with, "The return of an icon." And honestly? We're inclined to agree.

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Sammi officially returned in the Season 6 finale. She arrived at a house full of the roommates and greeted them with, "Hey guys, sorry I'm late."

But just because she's been gone for literal years, it doesn't mean the drama is any less palpable. At one point in the finale, Sammi tells one of the other ladies, "Can you let me f-cking talk... You talk so much." So yeah, she's back.

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Following the news of Sammi's return to Jersey Shore, Deena shared an Instagram Story which showed Sammi in a car with her and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Deena, and Angelina. And someone on TikTok shared a video from a day of filming Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, which shows Sammi with the rest of her former roomies.

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Is Sammi Sweetheart back for good?

When Sammi originally shared on social media in 2017 that she wouldn't be on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, she cited "toxic situations" and being in a "completely different place in life."

The toxic situations might have been in reference to ex-boyfriend Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who took his own leave of absence from the show. However the season finale also brought with it his return.

Much of the details about Sammi's future on Family Vacation are still a little unclear. However, it's safe to assume that she's here on a trial basis. If Sammi gets back into the swing of things, she enjoys filming, and the drama she faces is easy to digest, then we can see a permanent return.

But for now, let's just appreciate the "return of an icon" on Jersey Shore.

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