MTV’s reality TV opus Jersey Shore introduced us to the concept of Gym-Tan-Laundry (GTL). And ever since then, Jersey Shore’s own cast members have proven that GTL can also stand as an acronym for “G’head and Text your Lawyer,” because some of them keep breaking the law. Like, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, a man who continues to live up to the word “agro” in his last name, by going all ragey on someone. This time, Ronnie was arrested in Los Angeles for a domestic violence incident.
TMZ says that 35-year-old Ronnie found himself in police custody last night after being involved in a “domestic violence incident.” Ronnie was charged with felony domestic violence and was released last night after posting bail, which was set at $100,000. Ronnie’s attorney released the following statement, which gives us absolutely zero clues as to what the hell happened:
“We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate. As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.”
Even though we really don’t know much, we do know this situation is bad, because – well, the words “domestic violence” are right there, and those two words are never up to any good. But it’s a situation made messier, due to the fact that Ronnie reportedly had his 3-year-old daughter Ariana with him at the time. Ronnie shares Ariana with his ex-girlfriend, Jen Harley. A source close to Jen says that Ariana was with her dad in Los Angeles, while Jen was in Las Vegas. When Ronnie was arrested, his brother stepped in to take care of Ariana until Jen could drive to LA from Vegas. Ariana has since been reunited with Jen.
The second messy part of this is that Ronnie is currently on probation for – wait for it – a previous domestic violence case. Two years ago, when Ronnie and Jen were still together, they were both arrested at separate times for getting violent. Jen got arrested in May 2019. Ronnie was arrested five months later in October. He took a plea deal, which granted him 36 months probation. You’re supposed to be on your best behavior when you’re on probation, so Ronnie might be in big trouble that could possibly end in jail time. At the very least, he should expect to meet with a judge, who might yell, “RAAAAHN! You stunad, what th’fuck??”
Ronnie needs a crash course in behaving himself. It’s clear that Ronnie forgot that the first rule of fist-pumping was that you keep your fists to yourself and that the only thing you pump is the air.