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'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Breaks Silence Following Domestic Violence Arrest

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Apr. 26 2021, Published 5:57 p.m. ET

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has broken his silence following his April 22 arrest for domestic violence.

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Taking to his Instagram Story Monday afternoon, the Jersey Shore star expressed gratitude for his "real friends," while explaining the "experience" helped him weed out the fake ones.

"I am grateful For all of my real Friends! Thank you for Being by myself [sic] the last few week," he wrote. "I take all experiences as lessons. You Learn who really cares about you when your [sic] down and out and than [sic] you seen who doesn't! But I guess they call it the weeding process."

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The 35-year-old MTV star added, "Thank you to My real friends who haven't left my side and haven't betrayed me! #BcOfYouGuysIFeelBlessed."

In perhaps the most bizarre part of the post, the father of one concluded with the lengthy hashtag: #ThankYouForStoppingMeFromzzdrowning&NotBeingTheWhoWouldHoldzmyHeadUnderWater.

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On Thursday of last week, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department arrested Ortiz-Magro for felony domestic violence.

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"The incident involved Ortiz-Magro and an intimate partner," sources told Radar at the time. "The woman claimed to have injuries as a result of Ronnie."

Ortiz-Magro's only child – 3-year-old daughter Ariana Sky Magro – was in his care at the time of the incident, prompting the child's mother – Ortiz-Magro's ex-girlfriend, Jen Harley – to get from her home in Las Vegas to Los Angeles as quickly as possible. After Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody and prior to Harley arriving in L.A., Ariana was in the care of Ronnie's brother.

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Following the arrest, sources close to the reality star told Radar that his friends were concerned for his well-being.

"Ronnie has been out of control for a little bit," the insider said. "His friends are worried about the decisions he is making. He doesn't know how to stop the partying. And that leads to him losing it."

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At the time, Ortiz-Magro's attorney, Scott Leemon, released the following statement: "We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate. As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time."

Thursday's arrest could cause a lot of trouble for the Jersey Shore star, as Ortiz-Magro is currently on probation stemming from his previous arrest for similar allegations.

In October 2019, police arrested Ronnie after he allegedly assaulted then-girlfriend Jen Harley in a rental home.

In the police report, officers said Harley claimed Ortiz-Magro chased her around the pad with a knife while he held their daughter in his arms. Ronnie allegedly dropped the weapon and locked himself in the bathroom with Ariana.

Per the report, Harley was able to escape by running out of the home, and police arrived on the scene after receiving numerous calls from neighbors who heard screaming. Because Ortiz-Magro refused to comply with law enforcement officers, cops were forced to break down the door.

Ronnie was hit with charges relating to domestic violence, though the reality star eventually reached a plea deal with prosecutors. He avoided jail time but was ordered to 36 months probation.

The new arrest could trigger a probation violation, and a judge could decide to throw him in jail.

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