Back in March, the world learned that former Jersey Shore star Sammi Giancola had gotten engaged to Christian Biscardi.
Sammi’s ex-castmates all took to social media to congratulate on this major step forward — with one notable exception.
If you’re a fan of the OG Jersey Shore (back when the entire season actually took place in a beach house, often in New Jersey), then you bore witness to the tumultuous relationship between Sammi and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
Infidelity, mysterious ungrammatical notes, throwing entire freakin’ bedframes out of windows — Ronnie and Sammi’s relationship had it all.
But despite the fact that it was an endless source of drama — and thus, ratings — pretty much everyone was happy to see the tumultuous romance come to an end.
So it was no great surprise that Ronnie initially seemed to reluctant to comment on Sam’s engagement.
(After all, she was apparently so traumatized by their time together that she passed up a sizable paycheck by accepting a role on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.)
But to the surprise of just about everyone, Ronnie broke his silence when asked about Sam’s new dude in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“You know, God bless her, and I’m glad that she found happiness,” Magro told the outlet.
“I’m glad that we’ve all found happiness, you know? We’re very lucky.”
It’s big of him to wish Sammi well, considering he’d previously revealed that he was wracked with regret over losing her:
“I got cold feet,” he said on Family Vacation.
“I wanted to do the right thing, but there was a part of me that was like, ‘I’m not going to do the right thing,’” added the astonishingly self-aware Magro.
“So I didn’t do it. I ended up cheating, she found out. I blew it.”
But perhaps we shouldn’t be so shocked by Ronnie’s newfound maturity.
After all, the years since his breakup with Sammi have seen a number of changes for the 33-year-old, and many of them no doubt had a humbling effect.
Ronnie is sober now, and he says he’s 100 percent committed to ensuring the health and happiness of his 1-year-old daughter, Ariana.
And we’re sure Magro’s tumultuous relationship with Jen Harley has given him a much greater appreciation for his time with Sam.
Obviously (and thankfully), a Ron and Sammi reconciliation is not in the cards — but it’s nice to see Magro laying the groundwork for a potential friendship.