'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro jokes about domestic violence incident: 'Too soon?'

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Three weeks after Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s ex-girlfriend, Jen Harley, was arrested on domestic battery charges, the two are back on good terms.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends the <em>Jersey Shore Family Vacation</em> premiere on March 29 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends the Jersey Shore Family Vacation premiere on March 29 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)

Magro joked about the altercation, which began with an argument at a barbecue and ended with her allegedly dragging him with her car, on his Instagram Story on Wednesday. He shared a photo of Heath Ledger’s Joker with the words, “Wanna know how I got these scars?” He hashtagged it “#LifeCanBeALotOfThingsButNeverLetItBeADrag” and “#TooSoon?” with laughing emojis.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro joked about allegedly being dragged by a car. (Photo: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro/Instagram)
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro joked about allegedly being dragged by a car. (Photo: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro/Instagram)

He later shared a quote from one of Nicholas Sparks’s most popular tearjerkers, A Walk to Remember.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro shared a quote from Nicholas Sparks on Wednesday. (Photo: Instagram/Ronnie Ortiz-Magro)
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro shared a quote from Nicholas Sparks on Wednesday. (Photo: Instagram/Ronnie Ortiz-Magro)

The same day, Harley shared a few snapshots of the couple hugged up together, looking more on-again than off-again, while hanging out with friends and celebrating the Fourth of July. Their 3-month-old daughter, Ariana, made a cameo in the pics.

The couple also were spotted with Ariana and several friends at a TGI Friday’s in New Jersey late last week.

“They are co-parenting and trying to coexist and be the best parents they can be,” a source told People after the outing. “They are taking things slow. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up back together.”

The story was much different when Harley was arrested in Las Vegas. TMZ reported that Harley struck the MTV star in the face while their daughter was in the car. After Magro demanded that she pull over, he allegedly got tangled in the seatbelt and ended up getting dragged alongside the car.

The Clark County District Attorney’s office later dropped the charges against Harley due to “insufficient evidence.”

Magro and Harley, who began dating in early 2017, have had other public feuds, including another Las Vegas incident in which the cops were called. The new parents have also slammed each other on social media and argued on-camera.


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