The verdict is in!
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro appeared in a Los Angeles court Friday, September 17, and avoided jail time after violating his probation.
The Jersey Shore alum — who shares daughter Ariana with ex-girlfriend Jen Harley — was taken into custody on Thursday, April 22, for allegedly attacking his fiancée Saffire Matos. He was later released on a $100,000 bond.
After the alleged dispute, Matos took to social media to downplay the ordeal, saying she and her beau were “fine” and there was a “lot of misleading information floating around out there.”
A judge reportedly sentenced the 35-year-old to take 26 parenting classes as well as issuing a three-year protective order declaring he can’t “harass or intimidate” Matos.
Ortiz-Magro’s attorney revealed the reality TV star has been “sober for five months” and decided “to continue with counseling” as he works to be a better father and partner.
His next hearing is scheduled for March 17, 2022, but he does not have to appear in person.
The protective order put into place could be a little tricky as the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star is set to wed Matos after he popped the question on a beach in Southern California on Saturday, June 19.
MTV parted ways with Ortiz-Magro after his legal troubles, but he recently declared that he was determined to make his way back to Jersey Shore now that he’s working on piecing his life back together.
“I stepped away [from Jersey Shore] to deal with my mental health, be a father to my child, be a fiancé to my woman,” he explained last month. “I’ll be back and, you know, all the fans love me and I love them too so I’m gonna give them what they want and I’ll see them soon.”