Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Saffire Matos are officially engaged.
The embattled Jersey Shore star popped the question to his girlfriend on a beach in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 19, and shared his news with his fans on Instagram.
“I love you 💕 Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin! Til death do us part! #SheSaidYes,” the 35-year-old wrote alongside a photo of the pair’s engagement.
It's certainly been a rocky road for the bride and groom-to-be. As OK! previously reported, Ortiz-Magro — who shares three-year-old daughter Ariana with ex-girlfriend Jen Harley — was taken into custody on Thursday, April 22, for attacking his partner, since identified as Matos.
A law enforcement source said that it was actually Matos who phoned the police after the couple's dispute turned physical. The police arrested Ortiz-Magro after they saw visible marks on Matos' body and spoke to both parties, coming to the conclusion that the MTV star was the aggressor, TMZ reported.
According to a law enforcement insider, the bruises on Matos' body, which the cops determined she sustained during their fight, was one of the many observations that prompted the arrest.
Following the alleged domestic violence incident, Matos stated that she and her boyfriend were "fine" and slammed the "misleading information" circulating online. "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," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "I don't think it's fair that people are using false accusations to gain attention."
Ortiz-Magro was released after posting a $100,000 bail.
In May, the Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Rob Wilcox said the office decided not to charge Ortiz-Magro. However, he will reportedly be charged with a probation violation from another domestic violence case, USA Today reported.
As OK! previously reported, Ortiz-Magro was previously booked in October 2019 after he allegedly assaulted Harley in an Airbnb in L.A. and was ordered 36 months probation after he evaded jail time thanks to a plea deal.
He was also ordered to pay $20,000 to the Jewish Family Services of L.A. and do 52 weeks of domestic violence treatment in Nevada but had reportedly started taking the classes three months before his probation "on his own free will, not because he was ordered," Us Weekly reported at the time.
Ortiz-Magro was accused of threatening to kill Harley and allegedly slapping and punching her in the incident. He later reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence, child endangerment, brandishing a weapon, criminal threats, false imprisonment and two counts of resisting arrest.
Fit for a reality TV twist, Ortiz-Magro's proposal happened the same day Harley was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. TMZ reported that her bond was set at $5,000 and a court hearing was scheduled for Sunday.
Authorities did not identify the alleged victim at the time.