Jersey Shore’s Ronnie “Ron Ron” Ortiz-Magro Talks about his Battle with Depression
Popular Jersey Shore star, Ronnie has been in the news a lot lately and not for anything good. Known originally for his outrageous dance movies and his on and off again relationship with co-star Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. His current relationship with his on and off again baby momma Jen Harley has been so explosive that police got involved. Their contentious relationship has also spilled over into the social media with each one of them accusing the other of awful behavior. Now, Ronnie has come clean about suffering from depression and the reason why he decided to head to rehab.
Fans watched as the couple imploded during season 2 in a very dramatic fashion. During an episode last September, there was a huge fight between Ronnie and Jen over the loss of her dog. Jen claimed that MTV edited most of what lead up to the fight and focused on the dramatic ending that saw police getting involved. The major fight had to do with Jen’s missing dog Kimber. Jen was desperately looking for her dog and Ron would not answer any of her calls. She later found out that Ron found her dog dead at the bottom of the pool at her house. She claims that she had heard multiple stories about what happened to her beloved dog and felt like she was being lied to about the situation. She confronted Ron and the situation blew up. The police were called and the two hurled accusations at each other. Now Ron is revealing that after everything that happened during Season 2, he decided to head to rehab.
Ron is now revealing that season 2 left him feeling angry and resentful. He was very depressed and drinking constantly. He went to rehab in January at the HeadWaters Origins Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He decided to go also because he wants to be a better father to his daughter with Jen, Ariana Sky. When interviewed about his decision he said, “I was just making the wrong decisions, and I was very depressed,” Ronnie explained. “And when I was depressed, I would turn to drinking. And then when I would drink, bad things would just continue to happen because I wasn’t reacting the way I should.”
During the interview, he also says that he is still struggling despite going to rehab. “I think it’s a chronic disease. It’s a progressive disease. I’m still struggling,” he said of his depression and alcoholism. “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.”