Former 'Jersey Shore' star Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola talks Ronnie Ortiz-Magro breakup
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/25/2014
Former Jersey Shore star Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola is apparently taking the high road when it comes to her split from longtime boyfriend and former co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
"It's true. We are no longer together. I wish him the best but I'm focused on me right now," the 27-year-old recently told reporters at a charity basketball game in New York City, according toUs Weekly.
Giancola said she's not ready to date anyone new although she and Ortiz-Magro, 28, officially called it quits two months ago.
"I'm kind of just doing my own thing. If someone is funny, I'll love you. If you're funny I'll love you forever," Giancola reportedly said of her type.
After five years of an on-again, off-again relationship, Ortiz-Magro first confirmed he's no longer dating Giancola last week.
"We were drifting apart and not really spending any time together," he told People.
During Jersey Shore's run on MTV, Ortiz-Magro and Giancola had a pretty serious romance but constantly fought and parted ways.
"I still care about her. She's a great girl, but we were growing distant. It was for the best," Ortiz-Magro added.