The Jersey Shore is returning to TV, with everyone on it a little older and a little wiser. But it will probably still be an entertaining TV show:
But announcements about the returning cast had fans baffled. Where was Sammi Sweetheart on the list?
"Samantha 'Sammi Sweetheart' Giancola was not named in the release." - RIP Me.— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) November 28, 2017
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.
“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:
Makes sense Sammi isn’t, her and Ron can’t both come back. That’d cause issues in her relationship I’m sure— Jessica (@_jessicapark3r) November 28, 2017
Really upset that Sammi won't be on the Jersey Shore revival, because I live for the drama with Ron— Allison Fields (@allisonnicole46) November 28, 2017
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:
Who will tell Ronnie to stop?!