After eight months, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro returned to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation with the announcement that he’s one 12 months sober.
The actuality star, 36, made an look on Thursday night time’s episode of the Jersey Shore spinoff, the place he opened as much as costar Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino about his journey.
“It’s been a long year,” mentioned Ortiz-Magro over lunch. “It’s been a lot of just doing the right thing, being a full-time dad, and being sober. I’m living the best life I can, one day at a time.”
Sorrentino celebrated his personal sobriety of six years in December, and he inspired his good friend to additionally keep on “the road to redemption.”
The episode was filmed earlier this spring, and Ortiz-Magro shared that he has “basically full-time” custody of his daughter Ariana, 4, whom he shares with ex Jen Harley.
Ortiz-Magro additionally revealed being in a “state of melancholy” however that he’s “improving.” In a confessional, the fact star admitted he is made errors.
“I’ve been through some s—,” he mentioned. “I f—ed up. I understand and that’s part of recovery as well. What matters is I got through it, and I’m going to continue to get through it.”
The MTV star introduced final spring that he was taking a break from the longtime actuality collection to hunt medical remedy for “mental health issues” that he has lengthy “ignored.”
“After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long,” Ortiz-Magro wrote in a press release on his Instagram Story at the moment. “My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on.”
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The resolution got here after his April 2021 arrest over an alleged home violence incident. Ortiz-Magro mentioned after stepping away that the change of tempo was good for him.
“I stepped away [from Jersey Shore] to deal with my mental health, be a father to my child, be a fiancé to my woman,” he mentioned on the time, referring to his then-fiancé, Saffire Matos. “I’ll be back and, you know, all the fans love me and I love them too, so I’m going to give them what they want and I’ll see them soon.”
Although he obtained engaged shortly after that, he broke issues off with Matos in July.
“He’s in good spirits and dealing with it one day at a time,” a supply near Ortiz-Magro beforehand instructed PEOPLE. “He continues to focus on his health, sobriety and the well-being of his daughter.”