Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again/off-again relationship with girlfriend Jen Harley recently resulted in his arrest. There has been plenty of relationship drama leading up to Ortiz-Magro's arrest earlier this month.
According to TMZ, on October 4 Ortiz-Magro was arrested after threatening Harley and chasing her with a knife. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed their response to a battery in progress around 2:40a.m. Police said Ortiz-Magro was uncooperative, so they were forced to tase him. The couple was spotted out with their daughter on October 7, three days after the incident. On October 11, Harley filed for an emergency protective order, and on October 19, Ortiz-Magro took to Instagram to say that he's "outgrowing" his ex, Harley. Here's a look at their tumultuous relationship leading up to the arrest.
Did He Cheat? During the April 26, 2018 episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Ortiz-Magro invited another woman back to the house and later shut camera crews out as they entered a bathroom together. He denied cheating on Harley at that time.
Did Harley Cheat? The couple exchanged insults on Instagram on April 29, 2018. Ortiz-Magro accused Harley of being unfaithful, calling her a "HOE" via an Instagram Story. Harley responded to his criticism, saying, "Can't turn a coke head into a father!"
Ortiz-Magro Spirals: Harley called the relationship off mid-April 2018, stating that Ortiz-Magro hadn't been totally honest. Kicked out of their apartment, Ortiz-Magro was reportedly not doing well.
Things Get Physical: A physical fight between the couple aired live on Instagram on April 30, 2018. Their relationship is deemed over once again. Shortly after, Ortiz-Magro publicly apologized and posted to Instagram about "removing unnecessary people" from his life.
Ariana Brings Them Back Together: Ortiz-Magro and Harley are speaking again as of May 3, 2018. They agree to co-parent and prioritize raising their daughter.
On Again, Off Again: In a May 2018 episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, we see Ortiz-Magro try to convince his roommates that he didn't cheat. While that aired, Harley attacked Ortiz-Magro on Instagram, stating, "Arrogance and condescension in always a sign of weakness.” On May 15, the duo got back together. Two weeks later on May 22, 2018, they had fought and called it quits once again.
Get Ready To Rumble: On June 7, 2018 Harley showed up unannounced at the Las Vegas hotel where Jersey Shore was filming and got into a physical altercation with Ortiz-Magro. A source said that the couple had been fighting about their recently deceased dog. On June 24, 2018, Harley and Ortiz-Magro got into a fight while driving. Harley asked Ortiz-Magro to remove himself from the car, but started driving away before he could get all the way out. Ortiz-Magro didn't go to Seaside Heights to record more Jersey Shore: Family Reunion after Harley's arrest from this incident.
Together Again: On July 3, 2018, it's announced that Harley won't face domestic battery charges. The couple posted a selfie together on July 4, 2018.
Family Vacation: The couple vacationed together as a family in August of 2018 with a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Later that month on an episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Ortiz-Magro fears that he might lose his daughter to Harley. He took to Instagram to clarify that the season was depicting the couple during a rough patch and that they were "[sticking] together."
Mixed Messages: In October of 2018, Harley posted to Instagram that she and Ortiz-Magro were the best they'd ever been. On October 24, 2018, Ortiz-Magro posted a large bruise under his eye with a caption that accused Harley of the injury. Harley's rebuttal showcased text conversations between the two with Ortiz-Magro stating “I fkin love u and ur s—thing on me. I’ll fix it baby." Later, she said she would never speak to Ortiz-Magro again. The couple celebrated Harley's birthday in Florida later that month and the Halloween holiday dressed as Harley Quinn and The Joker.
Another Setback: In November 2018, we see Ortiz-Magro get into a hot tub with Angelina Pivarnick's friend on an episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. He apologized on Instagram stating that the episode was "...edited to make it look worse." Despite this setback, Ortiz-Magro and Harley celebrated the holidays together.
Ringing In The New Year: Following a fight on New Year's Eve, Ortiz-Magro and Harley split up again. Ortiz-Magro filed a battery report against Harley after she threw a glass ashtray at him at the Hustler Club in Las Vegas. Shortly after, Ortiz-Magro entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
Back At It Again: In March 2019, the couple threw a first birthday party for their daughter. Despite her arrest on May 16, 2019, for domestic battery, Harley and Ortiz-Magro seem to be working it out until she posted to Instagram in September of 2019 to call Ortiz-Magro out for images that show him with a mystery woman on a boat. Now, fans are hoping that Ortiz-Magro's latest Instagram post will be the end of his relationship with Harley.