Sammi Won't Be Returning To MTV's Jersey Shore Reunion — And Now We Know Why

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Mar. 18 2021, Updated 1:49 p.m. ET

The Jersey Shore is returning to TV, with everyone on it a little older and a little wiser. And, well, let's be honest: They were only going up from where we last saw them. But it will probably still be an entertaining TV show:

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But announcements about the returning cast had fans baffled. Where was Sammi Sweetheart on the list? Nowhere to be found, much to our disappointment!

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Well, according to US Weekly, Sammi is living her best life as a person who already got rich off her first reality TV show and was not interested in subjecting herself to the drama again, especially in regards to her ex, Ronnie. (Honestly, we always knew she was a smart cookie.)

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“Everyone was invited to come on the show but Sammi was the only one who didn’t want to. A big reason for that was because she didn’t want to be around Ronnie,” said a source. “She has been enjoying her life off of TV and didn’t want to change that.”

That totally makes sense, and kudos to her, but everyone is still really, really disappointed that the show's central drama would be missing from the reboot:

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Ronnie responded with surprising respect in a statement:

"I made a decision and she made a decision, there's nothing I can really say about that," he told TooFab. "It's something she chose to do and it's her choice. So you know, as someone who was around her forever, you gotta respect that. We all respect that and we just wish her the best. If she's happy and she's in an amazing place, God bless her, and we all really do just wish her the best and nothing but good things for her."

Okay. Very mature. But...but:

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We'll miss you Sam, but this is a decision we definitely understand and support! 

But that leaves us with just one question: Who will tell Ronnie to stop?! 

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