Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has broken his silence following his recent domestic arrest.
On April 26, the "Jersey Shore" star thanked his "real friends" who haven't "betrayed" him in a grammatically-challenged message posted to his Instagram Story.
"I am grateful for all of my real friends!" he wrote. "Thank you for being by myself the last few week [sic.] I take all experiences as lessons. You learn who really cares about you when your down and out and than you see who doesn't! But I guess they it the weeding process."
He added, "Thank you to my real friends who haven't left my side and haven't betrayed me."
On April 22, the reality TV star was arrested following an alleged domestic incident in Los Angeles. While few details are publicly known, including the victim's identity, Ronnie's girlfriend says there is "misleading" information floating around.
"Ronnie and I are fine," Saffire Matos wrote on her Instagram Story, according to Page Six. "There is a lot of misleading information floating around out there. With anybody who reached out with concern I appreciate it with all my heart, but everything that's being portrayed out there are not facts."
"I don't think it's fair that people are using false accusations to gain attention," she continued on her Instagram, which was recently changed to a "private" account. "Please leave Ron and I alone. You don't know what someone is going through at the end of the day. Don't believe everything you hear or read online. I'd appreciate privacy please."
The arrest could have real ramifications for Ronnie, as he is currently on probation for a domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex Jen Harley, whom he shares a daughter with.
In that 2019 incident, Ronnie reportedly chased Jen with a knife during a moment of rage and allegedly threatened to kill her. At some point, police said he took their then-1-year-old daughter, Ariana, away from Jen and locked himself in a house they'd rented. Police eventually broke down the door, tased Ronnie and handcuffed him.
Ronnie struck a plea deal last year in the 2019 case, and he was given three years of probation that required him to keep his nose clean. This is where the new arrest could spell doom.
Jen was not the victim in this new case, as she was at her home in Las Vegas when the incident occurred. What is troubling, though, is that Ronnie and Jen's daughter, Ariana, was reportedly under his care when the new incident took place. Upon hearing of Ronnie's arrest, Jen hightailed it to L.A. to pick up Ariana.