Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Spent a Month in Rehab After Hitting 'Rock Bottom'

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
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It's been a minute since we've heard about a certain Jersey Shore star, and this confession might explain why. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro admits he went to rehab after hitting rock bottom. And the outpouring of support is pretty great considering all that went down.

  • Ronnie opened up to Us Weekly after spending close to a month in rehab.

    The outlet reports Ronnie spent about a month at the Headwaters treatment center in California. The reality star dad left the facility on Sunday that he hopes will make him a stronger person (and father).

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  • "I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter," he explains.

    "Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn't want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now -- that's happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter," Ronnie Ortiz-Magro adds.

    "I think it's [alcohol abuse] a chronic disease. It's a progressive disease. I'm still struggling," he said. "You stop and you start up again, and it's worse than when you stopped. You're just like, 'Wow, I thought I had this under control,' but at the end of the day, it has full control over you."

  • It's no secret Ronnie's volatile relationship with his on-off girlfriend, Jen Harley, has made a number of headlines.

    Ronnie and Jen, who started dating in 2017 and welcomed daughter Ariana Sky in April, pretty much displayed nothing but drama. Jersey Shore cameras caught Ron cheating while his then-girlfriend was pregnant with their child. Since then, there have been a number of physical altercations, including Jen showing up during Jersey Shore filming and police arresting Jen on charges of physical battery.


  • Needless to say, Jersey Shore fans are here for it.

    Instagram comments

    If we're being honest, it's great to see Ronnie getting professional help as his behavior on Jersey Shore has been questionable for some time now.

  • Here's hoping there's mostly brighter days ahead.

    It's not easy for people to admit they went to rehab, so we definitely commend Ron for doing so. Professional help is a great way to help recalibrate our lives if we feel off course.

    After all, it's never too late to start again.