TW: mentions of domestic abuse. The volatile relationship between Jersey Shore star Ronnie Magro and his girlfriend Jen Harley has been a cause for alarm for some time. The relationship has been documented in recent seasons of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and shows the on and off couple repeatedly breaking up and reconciling while accusing each other of infidelity and abuse. Recently Magro was arrested for alleged kidnapping and domestic abuse after an altercation with Harley at her home involving their 17-month-old daughter Ariana.
Now according to reports, an emergency protective order was filed immediately after Magro's arrest, which required the use of a Taser, keeping him at least 100 yards away from Harley for the time being. E! News reports that the reality star is able to visit his daughter as long as he obeys the terms laid out by the emergency protective order. He will also require a police escort if he chooses to retrieve any of his belongings from Harley's home. California
EXCLUSIVE:— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) October 4, 2019
Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz in handcuffs after 3am domestic violence incident. Woman reported being assaulted + that Ortiz had her baby inside home. Police say he wouldn’t come out so they broke down door to rescue baby. Coming up live on @FOXLA #JustOneStation pic.twitter.com/Iy6xNg2CJr
According to TMZ, the protective order expires tomorrow, on October 11, exactly one week after the initial arrest. Harley can request a temporary restraining order at the time if she so chooses.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's Baby Mama Allegedly Left Bruised & Scraped from Fight https://t.co/IPyrN3RpJY— TMZ (@TMZ) October 9, 2019
The recent arrest came just hours after both Magro and Harley appeared together at the launch of Magro's CBD line where he told E! News that what people see on television isn't the couple's real relationship. "Me and Jen have a strong love for each other," he said. "What the show portrays and what we really have for each other are two completely different things. They ask why do we stay with each other? And it's because we know what we have is real. And at the end of the day, people don't see what we have, they see what MTV wants you guys to see." He also added that he thinks the couple often gets a poor edit. "They're going to show what they want to show, and they're going to portray you the way that they want to portray you. But at the end of the day, you've got to realize it's a show, its television, it's for ratings and it's a job."
Harley was also arrested for alleged domestic battery in the summer after an altercation with Magro turned physical although Magro declined to press charges.
Here's hoping both Magro and Harley get the help they need to co-parent their daughter in a safe, happy and healthy environment.
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