We give up. When it comes to the relationship between Jen Harley and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, we just… give up. You can go ahead and try to figure these two out; we’re just gonna sit back and eat some hot dogs on this special birthday. Indeed, the Jersey Shore cast member and his on-again/off-again/on-again/off-again girlfriend apparently put their differences aside on Wednesday in order to celebrate America.
Ortiz-Magro shared a photo on Instagram Stories this morning of himself and Harley snuggled close, flag-themed hearts floating around the duo as she made a kissy face at the camera.
“Happy independence day,” over the image.
How cute, right?
How sweet, no?
How romantic, yes?
Sure, we guess. But that would only be true if you ignored the fact that Harley was arrested mere days ago for DRAGGING RONNIE BY A CAR in Las Vegas. The couple had reportedly got into an argument on the way home from a barbecue and, as Ronnie tried to unbuckle his seatbelt and exit the vehicle, Harley allegedly sped away, dragging her boyfriend down the street. She was taken into custody by local authorities, but will not be charged with any crime.
It’s important to note two things while we relay that news:
1. Harley and Ronnie are the new parents to a baby girl named Ariana; she was born on April 3. (And she was in the car at the time of the above incident.)
2. This above incident was certainly NOT the first time Ronnie and Jen got into it in a very serious manner.
In late April, Jen and Ronnie went back and forth in very ugly fashion on social media. She accused him of cheating. He accused her of holding on to old sex tapes of herself and an ex. Harley slammed Ronnie as a “cokehead” and deadbeat dad. Ronnie blasted Harley as a “cum dumpster.”
It was a vicious and as X-rated as nearly any viral argument we can remember — and you can relive the madness below:
There’s also a video online of Ronnie verbally attacking Harley and seemingly coming close to physical blows.
It’s troubling and scary and disturbing and you can judge it for yourself here:
Ronnie and Jen have tried to maintain a healthy relationship amidst all this craziness, mostly for the sake of their newborn.
“I remain focused on my daughter and she is my No. 1 priority,” Ronnie told us Weekly a little while back, for example.
Last we heard, however, friends were encouraging Ronnie to stay away from Harley and to even file for primary custody of Ariana. It doesn’t look like he’s taken this advice, however, based on the first photo posted above. We’re afraid, though. There’s plenty of July Fourth to go and we have a feeling that if these two are together… and the alcohol is flowing… that things may get explosive between them tonight. And not because they’ll be watching fireworks.