Snooki Polizzi Explains Why Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola Is Skipping The 'Jersey Shore' Reboot

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The original cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore, with the exception of Angelina Pivarnick and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, is down to make reality TV great again with a Jersey Sure Family Vacation reboot.

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The reason Sammi won’t join the gang in Seaside Heights again is unclear, but Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi believes it may be related to old drama with former castmate and ex-bae Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

While Snooki, on her It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey podcast, said she doesn’t want to speak for her friend, she did say Sweetheart is in a happy place. “There was a lot of Ron and Sam drama when we did film; it was just really hard on both of them. So I just think she doesn’t want that anymore.”

There could be some truth to this because when Giancola, 30, joined the tan-lovin’ crew for the road trip reunion, her ex was noticeably absent. She even attended castmate Deena Nicole Cortese’s wedding to Christopher Buckner, which brought the Shore kids back together again.

Giancola and Ortiz-Magro met in 2009 as members of the show and cameras filmed their rollercoaster relationship. They finally broke up in 2014. Ortiz-Magro was part of the Famously Single reality show.

Although Giancola doesn’t plan to hit the beach with the crew in Jersey Shore Family Vacation,  Snooki is still holding out hope and has promised her it will be different this time.  “Everyone pray that Sammi comes back because I feel like she might change her mind. So Sam, if you’re listening, come to the show. Stop it right now before I spank you.”

Snooki said Vacation was going to be different, but fans aren’t sure what to expect since the trailer teasing 2018’s show was super short. Plus, the cast is a lot older, and many of them are parents, getting married or getting into legal trouble.

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