Getting clean. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro sought help at Headwaters treatment center in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Jersey Shore star tells Us Weekly exclusively in the video above. He left the center after about a month on Friday, February 10.
“I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter,” Otiz-Magro, 33, says, adding that he entered the facility for help with depression and alcohol abuse. “Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now – that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter.”
Ortiz-Magro shares 10-month-old daughter Ariana with on-off girlfriend Jen Harley.
“I think it’s a chronic disease. It’s a progressive disease. I’m still struggling,” he said of his alcohol abuse. “You stop and you start up again, and it’s worse than when you stopped. You’re just like, ‘Wow, I thought I had this under control,’ but at the end of the day, it has full control over you.”
For more from Ortiz-Magro, watch the video above and pick up the issue of Us Weekly, on stands Wednesday, February 13.
Following on from the success of Ronnie Wood: Artist, Ronnie Wood releases his latest book, The Rolling Stones Set Lists.
The Rolling Stones Set Lists documents key rehearsals, recording sessions, club gigs and sell-out stadium concerts from the last two decades. These moments were captured by Ronnie in a series of hand-painted set lists, and over 100 of these set lists make up the new book.
The all-new edition also includes an assortment of nearly 150 photographs from tours, and Stones memorabilia from the ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour in 2005, and the ‘No Filter’ tour in 2018.
Each set list contains a unique combination of Ronnie’s artwork, lettering and notes with the occasional doodle by other Stones members. Explanatory captions examine the background and significance of certain songs and their place within the Rolling Stones’ history.
‘I illustrate the band’s set lists, sometimes Keith and Mick add little doodles, and they become works of art in their own right.’ – Ronnie Wood
Throughout the edition, Ronnie brings each set list to life with first-hand recollections and stories that paint a picture of life on the road with the Rolling Stones.
Listen to Ronnie talk about The Rolling Stones Set Listshere.
Just days after Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his girlfriend Jen Harley announced that they were happier and more in love than ever, the two got into a vicious social media war with Instagram stories. And, it all started when Ortiz-Magro accused Harley of neglecting her kids, so she could go out and drink.
In a series of now-deleted posts, Ortiz-Magro accused Harley of leaving her 12-year-old son home alone while she went out partying with friends.
“Left 12yr old son alone while she went to drink” read an Ortiz-Magro snap taken at 6:38 am on October 21st. “This is why i had the baby bc she wasn’t home at 630 am and her son alone until 930 am.”
It wasn’t long before Harley started firing back, writing that her daughter was screaming and crying under Ortiz-Magro’s care, and she was scared because she never cries like that. “I’m so heartbroken,” wrote Hartley.
According to Radar Online, it was at this point that the feud started to escalate. They brought up their fight on Jersey Shore when Harley made a scene and stormed off after a night of drinking with Ortiz-Magro and the rest of the cast. And, Harley accused her boyfriend of never wanting her to be part of the group.
All of this played out on the most recent episode of Jersey Shore. They were all enjoying a night out at Harrah’s in Vegas to see DJ Pauly D, but a hotel rep showed up to let Harley know the property had banned her. But, Ortiz-Magro convinced the rep that everything would be calm, and they allowed her to remain on the premises. She ended up getting drunk and fighting with Ortiz-Magro before ditching him and the rest of the cast.
Back to their social media feud, Harley also asked via text (Ortiz-Magro posted screenshots) for the reality star to give her $ 20,000 so she would leave him alone.
After accusing his girlfriend of giving him a black eye, Ortiz-Magro then posted a creepy video (which he has since deleted) where fans could hear harsh sounds inside his home. In the caption, he wrote that the sounds were of an assault with a weapon and hands. He added the hashtags #BatteredMen, #MenLivesMatter, and #AbuseOrNah.”
Harley and Ortiz-Magro have tried to make their relationship work after the birth of their daughter in April. But, even with counseling and anger management classes, they still can’t seem to get along. She even claimed on Instagram that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro took their daughter a few days ago and has refused to give her back.
New episodes of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation air Thursday nights on MTV.