Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is apologizing.
“Sorry for lying to my friends and family,” the reality star wrote, under a photo of him with a black eye on his Instagram Stories. “Sometimes u love people so much your willing to lie and the hurt the people that love u the most to Protect.”
He added the hashtag, “Kidddddddddddd.”
TMZ reported that the post is a reference to his relationship with Jen Harley, his on-again, off-again girlfriend since July 2017 and the mother of his 6-month-old daughter, Ariana. A rep for Ortiz-Magro did not respond to a request for comment.
Harley was arrested on domestic battery charges on June 25, after she and Ortiz-Magro began to fight in a car she was driving as they headed home from a barbecue in Las Vegas. She allegedly hit him in the face and then, when he tried to get out of the car, dragged him alongside it.
That encounter followed a June 7 argument at Planet Hollywood in Sin City. According to TMZ, witnesses told officers that Harley spit on the Jersey Shore: Family Reunion star and punched him in the head.
Harley denied hurting Ortiz-Magro.
“I did not hit him, I did not punch him,” she told People. “It was all recorded.”
Harley and Ortiz-Magro’s relationship also was in the headlines when they violently argued live on social media in April. Ortiz-Magro apologized, that time to his fans, after a disturbing series of posts.
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