What happened to Sammi from Jersey Shore? Why isn’t she returning to the show?

Do you remember the Jersey Shore, the MTV reality TV series about eight housemates, most of whom had a bit of Italian ancestry in their bloodline, living in New Jersey? Well, they came back on our screens this April in a new MTV series titled Jersey Shore Vacation. However, Sammi Giancola or if you prefer, sweetheart, is not a part of this reunion. So let’s find out why Sammi isn’t on Jersey Shore Family Vacation.

Sammi graced our screens back in December of 2009 when Jersey Shore premiered on MTV. She went on to make appearances throughout the six seasons it aired. During which time, Sammi was dating co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

What happened to Sammi from Jersey Shore?

Jersey Shore’s last episode, Last Call: Live Reunion, aired five days before 2012’s Christmas and Sammi has been quite busy since then. In the film and television department, for instance, Sammi has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Three Stooges (2012); the Snooki and JWoww, the second Jersey Shore spin-off; Project Runway (2013); Makeover Manor (2013) et cetera.

Sammi Giancola

Moreover, in 2013, she started a clothing line called Sweetheart Styles that carries dresses, tops, bottoms, sportswear among others. In addition to a clothing line, she has a jewelry line that includes bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. In 2015 she began co-hosting the Just Sayin podcast with Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Siggy Flicker.

Here is why Sammi is not returning to Jersey Shore.

After a lengthened on and off relationship who’s good and bad times we saw on TV, Sammi and Ronnie finally broke up after Ronnie cheated.

And it seems like the two are avoiding each other considering Sammi appeared on the 2017 one-off TV special, Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore, but Ronnie didn’t. And now, Sammi is opting out of Jersey Shore Family Vacation which Ronnie is starring in.

In fact, Sammi explained her decision by saying she wanted to avoid potentially toxic situations and focus on her business and relationship.

Yes, Sammi is currently dating one, Christian Biscardi who features heavily on her Instagram. Some Speculate that Sammi isn’t on Jersey Shore Family Vacation because of her past with Ronnie while many believe that the main reason for her absence in the show has something to do with her relationship with new man Christian Biscardi.

When asked about why she left Jersey Shore, she replied in an Instagram post,

 “I will forever be grateful to Jersey Shore and everything it has brought to me!, I’ve just decided to live my life for me these days.”

Looking at their photos and videos together, one would understand why Sammi is keen on ensuring they remain unbothered and happy as they are now.

What the other cast members think about her absence

Sammi(right) and other cast members of Jersey Shore (left)

In the season premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, we can hear Ronnie telling Deena Cortese that Sammi is not their friend and doesn’t have their backs since she’s not there with them.

And recently, the new father, told PEOPLE that although it sucked not being all there together, it worked out better for him cause he wasn’t involved in a lot of drama.

Ronnie continues, to say as her castmates, family, and friends, they’ll support whatever decision she makes.

Nicole Polizzi in her ‘It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey’ podcast, said that she felt Sammi wanted out cause she was in a happy place and didn’t want to revive the drama between her and Ronnie. She further said that they were all begging Sammi to come back and they hoped she would.

Nicole said,

“For all of us, we never thought that this was coming back. We truly wanted it to come back, but we never thought that, so when the opportunity came, she’s just in a different place now. And she had real-life drama in this house, so I think she just didn’t want it brought up again.”

And while many are blaming Ronnie, he denied that Sammi’s decision to not join Jersey Shore Family Vacation has nothing to do with Ronnie’s and Sammi’s past relationship, he blames her new boyfriend,

We started this all together and I would have loved to have finished it together because now everyone thinks it’s because of me she didn’t come back, but it’s because she has a boyfriend

And during the show, Pauly D, being his usual funny self, brought a life-size doll that looked and talked like Sammi. Maybe that was his way of saying, “I miss you, come back.”

Fans are also begging Sammi to return in their comments on her social media. But we can only hope that if the show gets renewed for another season, Sammi will be there.

So, Now you know what happened to Sammy and why she isn’t on Jersey Shore Family Vacation.