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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro might be on full-time daddy duty, but the reality star took a long, twisted road to get to where he is today.
The Jersey Shore icon had an infamously entertaining past throughout his time on the show, and despite multiple fist fights, toxic relationships and abusive behaviors portrayed on the MTV series and in the years to follow, a judge still granted the 36-year-old primary physical custody of his 4-year-old daughter, Ariana.
"Ariana's primary residence is with the father in California,” the court ruling declared of Ortiz-Magro and his ex Jenn Harley's child on Tuesday, October 11. “This order is made with the knowledge that Ariana will be starting school soon and needs a primary residence with one parent. Ariana will be with father at all times."
Many fans were thrilled with the judge's decision, however, some were concerned whether either parent should have been deemed fit to care for Ariana, as both Ortiz-Magro and Harley have faced domestic violence allegations and substance abuse.
Responsible or not, court has been adjourned — and the TV personality came out victorious.
Want to relive Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's most iconic moments? OK! helps you watch the reality star's best Jersey Shore episodes.
Season 1, Episode 6: 'Boardwalk Blowups'
The dad-of-one repeatedly punched a man on the New Jersey boardwalk after he had been harassing and antagonizing the star throughout the night.
Season 1, Episode 8: 'One Shot'
Ortiz-Magro was arrested after he knocked a guy out with one punch.
Season 2, Episode 5: 'The Letter'
Season 3, Episode 5: 'Drunk Punch Love'
Giancola punched her on-off ex in the face after she walked in on JWoww and him making up after an altercation. He then proceeded to tear apart all of her belongings and flipped her bed upside down.
Season 4, Episode 5: 'And The Wall Won'
The cast is in Italy when he decked Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in the face, causing him to fly into the wall and become seriously injured.